National Geographic reports some new findings about a very distant ancestor of the noble platypus.

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.

By sheerest coincidence, I was reading about Teinolophos two nights ago and wondering specifically about when electroreception entered the picture. Maybe I was getting psychic vibes from somewhere.