The Electric Universe automatically creating a life form to reflect the local EM signature. Perhaps a Giaia feedback system to create life that has a chance to live in that instant of our planets environment?
Is that why we have the platypus? An impossible mixture of evolution of many different life forms. Because it has not evolved but been built using standard building blocks. Just this time they appear to make what our categories determine as a non standard animal.
The platypus is among nature's most unlikely animals. In fact, the first scientists to examine a specimen believed they were the victims of a hoax. The animal is best described as a hodgepodge of more familiar species: the duck (bill and webbed feet), beaver (tail), and otter (body and fur). Males are also venomous. They have sharp stingers on the heels of their rear feet and can use them to deliver a strong toxic blow to any foe.
Platypus reproduction is nearly unique. It is one of only two mammals (the echidna is the other) that lay eggs.
Platypus (ornithorhynchus anatinus) | National Geographic
Or the 'alien' life form of the octopus and its DNA?
Why we find animals and planets in the past that have similar or exactly the same parts?
Natural building blocks of life put together from the 'Morphic Field' of that area?
"It had a combination of features never seen before, indicating the unique position of Teyujagua in the evolutionary tree of an important group of vertebrates." Teyujagua is different from other fossils from the same era.
Its anatomy is somewhere between that of more primitive reptiles and the archosauriforms, which include all dinosaurs and pterosaurs (flying reptiles), along with modern day birds and crocodiles.
Fossil reptile discovery 'something extraordinary' | BBC
As expected, platypus DNA was found to include a number of genes not found in other mammals. For example, the researchers identified genes for egg yolk proteins shared only with reptiles and fish.
... On the other hand, the set of mammalian genes responsible for lactation—or milk production—was also found in the platypus genome.
Platypus Genome Reveals Secrets of Mammal Evolution | National Geographic
Fossil hunters in Chile have unearthed the remains of a bizarre Jurassic dinosaur that combined a curious mixture of features from different prehistoric animals ... the discovery ranks as one of the most remarkable dinosaur finds of the past 20 years, and promises to cause plenty of headaches for paleontologists hoping to place the animal in the dinosaur family tree.
“I don’t know how the evolution of dinosaurs produced this kind of animal, what kind of ecological pressures must have been at work.” Other anatomical peculiarities have surprised paleontologists. Its forelimbs were stocky, like an allosaurus, and instead of sharp claws, it sported two stumpy fingers.
... “It has an unbelievably weird mixture of anatomical features. If you found isolated bones from this one animal in different places you’d probably conclude that the bones came from completely different dinosaur groups, rather than representing one unusual species,” he said.
“Some of the bones look like they belong to an early theropod, others like they belong to a group of weird plant-eating theropods called therizinosauroids and yet others look like they belong to a completely different dinosaur group, the prosauropods. A truly odd mix.”
'Bizarre' Jurassic dinosaur discovered in remarkable new find | The Guardian
The scientists found that the Teinolophos had already developed features thought to be unique to modern platypuses, including an electro-sensitive "bill" for finding aquatic prey. "This pushes the platypus back across the K-T boundary," Rowe said, referring to the mass extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs about 65 million years ago. "Now it looks like [platypuses] crossed the boundary without any problem."
Platypus Much Older Than Thought, Lived with Dinos | National Geographic
If they say it is a bizarre bird? Update 31/1/2017
Although an ancient bird it had already evolved some strange and unique characteristics for its kind. Or nature given it the information to instantly change its dna and be born with these new features?
Enantiornithes are the most successful clade of Mesozoic birds. Here, we describe a new enantiornithine bird, Cruralispennia multidonta gen. et sp. nov., from the Protopteryx-horizon of the Early Cretaceous Huajiying Formation of China. Despite being among the oldest known enantiornithines, Cruralispennia displays derived morphologies that are unexpected at such an early stage in the evolution of this clade. A plough-shaped pygostyle, like that of the Ornithuromorpha, evolved convergently in the Cruralispennia lineage, highlighting the homoplastic nature of early avian evolution. The extremely slender coracoid morphology was previously unknown among Early Cretaceous enantiornithines but is common in Late Cretaceous taxa, indicating that by 131 million years ago this clade had already experienced considerable morphological differentiation ...
A crescent-shaped element, displaced away from the cranial bones, probably represents the quadrate. It is identical to the laterally exposed left quadrate preserved in the holotype of Pengornis houi ... Fourteen dentary were present, more than in other known enantiornithine (for example, six to ten in bohaiornithids, two in Protopteryx, six in Vescornis, three in Longipteryx) but similar to pengornithids (thirteen in Pengornis; Eopengornis was estimated to have 12–14 dentary teeth). As in other basal birds with the exception of Archaeopteryx, interdental plates are absent.
A bizarre Early Cretaceous enantiornithine bird with unique crural feathers and an ornithuromorph plough-shaped pygostyle
mysT-rexy? Update 15/03/2016
"We have a totally new species of dinosaur," explained lead researcher Dr Stephen Brusatte from the University of Edinburgh. "It's one of the very closest cousins of T-Rex, but a lot smaller - about the size of a horse.
"And it comes from the middle part of the Cretaceous period - a point where we have a huge gap in the fossil record." This "frustrating" gap has made T-Rex - which was found later in the period and was up to 13m head to tail - something of an evolutionary mystery.
Dinosaur find resolves T-Rex mystery | BBC
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Platypus Genome Explains Animal's Peculiar Features; Holds Clues To Evolution Of Mammals