Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Tue Mar 13 13:10:32 UTC 2007

1. a dog crossbred from a pug and a beagle. (Tens of thousands of Googlits)
  1999  http://groups.google.com/group/rec.pets.dogs.breeds/msg/acee5202653fe828   (Jan. 7): Oh, lordy. Pomorkies? SNORKIES? !!PUGGLES!?!?!! My head hurts.

  2006 [see under def. 2]

  2. a young monotreme. (Hundreds of Googlits)
  2003 http://groups.google.com/group/alt.lifestyle.furry/browse_frm/thread/5ae2fcd166a9345b/dfcca623544b00d5?lnk=st&q=puggle+monotreme&rnum=2#dfcca623544b00d5 (Feb. 10): The 4th platypus ever born in captivity has just gone on show at Taronga Zoo, Sydney. The puggle is only 5 months old and is just starting to swim with confidence.  _Ibid. (Feb. 11): Echidna puggles and cute and cuddly, right up to when their spines start growing. Then they're not so cuddly.

  2004 _Ursulav_ [http://ursulav.livejournal.com/253955.html] (Nov.14): Zoologists at Taronga Zoo in Sydney decided there should be a name for baby platypuses and echidnas, so they called them "puggles." Every baby monotreme is now known as a puggle. It may not be official but every animal rescuer and rehabber will know what you mean.

2006 _UNSW Embryology_ [http://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/OtherEmb/echidna.htm]The echidna is a unique egg-laying mammal, the embryo is referred too [sic] as a "puggle" (not to be confused with the dog breed, produced by mating a Pug with a Beagle) and is not a common animal model of mammalian embryonic development.

  2006_Platypus: The Prehistoric Paradox_ [http://www.wildspeak.com/vilturr/t/platypus.html ]: A baby platypus is called a puggle or a platypup.

  2006 _Australianfauna.com_ [http://www.australianfauna.com/platypus.php ]A baby platypus is not called a puggle, which seems to be a common misconception.


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