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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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However, the specimen spent additional years waiting for a full description and it was not until recent analysis that the researchers came to realize that the specimen was more primitive than Gryposaurus and the two major groups of duck-billed dinosaurs.
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"By the time the duck-billed dinosaur was fully grown, the tyrannosaurs were only half grown - it was a huge size difference," said Dr Drew Lee, from the University of Ohio in Athens, US.
The first analysis of the genome sequence of the duck-billed platypus was published today by an international team of scientists, revealing clues about how genomes were organized during the early evolution of mammals.
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Then there's the duck-billed platypus, with the body of an otter and the beak and feet of Donald Duck; the sugar glider, a small possum whose skin stretches between fore and hind legs, providing "wings" with which to glide from tree to tree; and of course Australia's signature koalas.
The fauna includes an impressive array of exotics--koalas, kangaroos, duck-billed platipi, wallabies--but no placental mammals or high-level predators.