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What

Duck-billed Platypus Ornithorhynchus anatinus

Observer

jdelgadoesteban

Date

May 24, 2014

Place

Yungaburra (Google, OSM)

Description

Early in the morning Patterson creek

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Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 11, 2014

Description

I was shocked to find a dead echidna beside the road about 20 miles south of Swansea. Fortunately we later saw three live echidnas, but none in Tasmania. All the live ones were on Kangaroo Island.

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Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 21, 2014

Description

This was the third Echidna we saw, a joy to watch as it lumbered across the road, and then when I photographed it, it hunkered down beneath its stiff quills, actually thick hairs! The Echidna is also called a Spiny Anteater.

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Echidna Family Tachyglossidae

Observer

levant

Date

September 21, 2013

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Short-beaked Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

March 28, 2009

Description

Seen in the wild at the margin of a eucalyptus forest.

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Short-beaked Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

crystal_kelehear

Date

July 14, 2013

Description

I came upon these four echidnas nestled up together beside a log. I've never seen this many echidnas in the one place before!

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Short-beaked Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

August 9, 2013 09:47 AM EST

Description

The smallest and darkest one I've seen. Speeding (for an echidna) along through the lakeside grass. Made a big hole with its face at the base of a tree and snuffled bugs out of it for a long time.

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Short-beaked Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

ryber

Date

July 20, 2013 01:12 PM WST

Description

It walked across the road and then I was able to find it in the scrub a short distance away.

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What

Short-beaked Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

nrg800

Date

May 10, 2013 05:29 PM EST

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Short-beaked Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

daojames

Date

January 9, 2011

Description

Fine adult specimen, foraging in the early morning at Gowrie Park.

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Short-beaked Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

michael_pennay

Date

March 15, 2013 05:47 PM EST

Description

Digging for ants on side of federal hwy off ramp

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Short-beaked Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

michael_pennay

Date

March 13, 2013 07:04 PM EST
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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.