caught while running up a small slope, to which it returned after being released; it then dug and buried itself very quickly
Field Notes - Blackheath nsw
Field Notes - 2 of these spikey little guys in the garden next door. This one looks quite small. only about 20cm long.
Seen in karkarook park.
Field Notes - Was burrowing under
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...