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duckbill,

fish: see paddlefishpaddlefish,
large freshwater fish, Polyodon spathula, of the Mississippi valley, also called spoonbill or duckbill and named for its flattened, paddle-shaped snout. The largest specimens weigh well over 150 lb (67.5 kg) and reach 6 ft (183 cm) in length.
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duckbill,

marsupial: see platypusplatypus
, semiaquatic egg-laying mammal, Ornithorhynchus anatinus, of Tasmania and E Australia. Also called duckbill, or duckbilled platypus, it belongs to the order Monotremata (see monotreme), the most primitive group of living mammals.
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duckbill

[′dək‚bil]
(mechanical engineering)
A shaking type of combination loader and conveyor whose loading end is generally shaped like a duck's bill.
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An impression of the growth rate of the duck-billed dinosaur hypacrosaurus (left) which grew three to five times faster than predators such as tyrannosaurus Rex
One kind is the platypus--that weird duck-billed, egg-laying mammal that lives in Australia.
The bones of the bipedal, duck-billed dinosaur were excavated by paleontologist John R.
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Based on Hormer's 1978 discovery of a dinosaur nesting area near Choteau that's become known as Egg Mountain, a duck-billed dinosaur (Maiasaura, "good mother lizard") is hwon gently feeding a nest of hungry youngstersf this display demonstrates Horner's theory that the duck-billed dinosaurs tended their young as birds do.
Dinosaurs that will inhabit the earth for those three months will include the Texas state dinosaur Pleurocoelus; a Quetzalcoatlus perched in a forest of cycads and palms; a vicious Bambiraptors looking for prey in a tropical rainforest; the herbivorous 30-foot-long, duck-billed Kritosaurus; a mother Edmontosaurus carefully guarding her eggs; a 6' centipede; two 3' dragonflies; some 12" cockroaches, and of course, the giant, fearsome meat-eating T-Rex.
Gualicho may have fed on grazers called ornithopods, such as duck-billed dinosaurs.
13 ( ANI ): A rare, mummified specimen of the duck-billed dinosaur, Edmontosauraus regalis, has shown for the first time that those dinosaurs' heads were adorned with a fleshy comb, most similar to the roosters' red crest.
Most of the specimens recovered from the quarry belong to a gigantic species of hadrosaur, or duck-billed dinosaur.
Hadrosaur 1 The first skeleton we uncovered was a large hadrosaur, or duck-billed dinosaur.
Fossilised remains of the plant-eating duck-billed hadrosaur were found beneath seven metres of sandstone in Montana.
When the curators of the British Museum first came across a duck-billed platypus they believed it was a fake and tried to pull its beak off.