Monotreme Resource Centre
Egg-laying mammals feature extraordinary biology and are the oldest surviving mammal. Platypus and echidna capture the interest of researchers world-wide ever since the first specimen were send to England in 1798. Access to material from these animals has always been the limiting factor for research to better understand the biology of these animals.
Since 2001 we have assembled a world-wide unique collection of well over 1000 tissue specimens from platypus and echidna which are available for research. This has resulted in breakthrough research including monotremes and new datasets that are available to the research community to use to better understand mammalian evolution. Please contact us for more information about the collection and collaborative opportunities.