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Short-Beaked Echidna

Tachyglossus aculeatus


Threw on an invisibility cloak the moment we neared and thought we couldn't see him. We played along -- where'd he go?

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Short-beaked echidna
Tachyglossus aculeatus Short-beaked echidna

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DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thank you for updating the ID zireaux! With a scientific name this echidna is now part of the Project Noah database. On the right of the spotting you can now see a "Related spottings" line of other sighted echidnas that the data base has linked your spotting too. I like your poetic descriptions!

DanielePralong 8 years ago

Hi zireaux! The Short-beaked echidna is the only echidna found in Australia. It is also one of only four living species of echidna and the only member of the genus Tachyglossus.

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2621, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Oct 4, 2012
Submitted on Oct 6, 2012

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