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    • Monotremes
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    • Monotremata
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    • Ornitorrincos y equidnas
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    • Monotremados
    • Monotrématos

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Recent observations

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What

Platypus Ornithorhynchus anatinus

Observer

kucycads

Date

January 28, 2015

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Short-beaked Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

rushecology

Date

February 6, 2015 11:00 AM AEDT

Description

Crossing road.

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What

Duck-billed Platypus Ornithorhynchus anatinus

Observer

ajeffrey

Date

December 13, 2014 06:40 PM AEST

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No photos or sounds

What

Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

rushecology

Date

December 12, 2002 02:00 PM AEDT

Description

Behind shed.

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What

Short-beaked Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

benbeard71

Date

December 20, 2014 04:56 PM AEST

Description

An echidna crossing the path and burrowing into the leaves

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What

Short-beaked Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

linger

Date

December 11, 2014

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Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

ctnash

Date

December 12, 1993

Description

Single specimen seen. Photo shows echidna in defensive pose, ie curled in a ball.

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What

Platypus Ornithorhynchus anatinus

Observer

ctnash

Date

June 6, 1983

Description

Purpose built platypus house showing platypus swimming below water.

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What

Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

ctnash

Date

January 22, 1992

Description

Observed while bushwalking in SW Tasmania.

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Short-beaked Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

potoroo_project

Date

November 1, 2014

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What

Short-beaked Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

potoroo_project

Date

October 29, 2014 04:51 AM AEDT

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What

Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

kueda

Date

November 11, 2014 04:10 PM AEDT

Description

Given our experience with echidna butt the day before, we figured we wait out the next one we found. Sure enough, it eventually emerged and started poking around.

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Description from Wikipedia

Monotremes (from the Greek μονός monos "single" + τρῆμα trema "hole", referring to the cloaca) are mammals that lay eggs (Prototheria) instead of giving birth to live young like marsupials (Metatheria) and placental mammals (Eutheria). The only surviving examples of monotremes are all indigenous to Australia and New Guinea, although there is evidence that they were once more widespread. Among living mammals they include the platypus and four species of echidnas (or spiny anteaters); there is...

No range data available.