Platypus Animal: Example of Report Text with Generic Structure

Do you know what platypus animal is? Answering and explaining that question is actually we structuring an example of report text. What we have to keep in mind is that a report text is similar but also different form descriptive text. Although they are objective essays and they have the same function, the generic structure is different.

To understand the differences between report and descriptive you can read HERE After reading the key to distinguish them, continue to read the following short essay about animals.

Platypus Animal

example of report text about animal platypus
Platypus described in feature and characteristic as example of report text about animal

Many people call platypus duckbill because this animal has a bill like duckbill. Platypus is a native Tasmania and southern and eastern Australia.
Platypus has a flat tail and webbed feet. Its body length is 30 to 45 cm and covered with a thick, and woolly layer of fur. Its bill is detecting prey and stirring up mud. Platypus’ eyes and head are small. It has no ears but has ability to sense sound and light.
Platypus lives in streams, rivers, and lakes. Female platypus usually dig burrows in the streams or river banks. The burrows are blocked with soil to protect it from intruders and flooding. In the other hand, male platypus does not need any burrow to stay.

Analyzing on the Text to See the Structure and language Characteristics

Generic Structure analysis
General classification; stating general classification, the animal of platypus.
Description; describing in detail characterization of platypus’ body and habitual life