(Grant 2015; Woinarski and Burbidge 2016, and as noted)
The platypus is endemic to Australia.
The platypus is not found throughout the range shown on maps like these—rather, it is only found in discrete (isolated) freshwater systems (Grant 2007).
Warm temperatures may limit the platypus' range in northern Australia.
Platypuses are dependent on freshwater streams, pools, and associated banks.
Platypuses show resiliency to habitat disturbance, but are vulnerable to poor land and watershed management practices.
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