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Recent observations

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What

Short-beaked Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

weir_keepers

Date

January 13, 2017 10:42 PM AEDT

Description

Field Notes - We spotted this echidna right beside the beach climbing the bank!

Photos / Sounds

What

Short-beaked Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

corinne1

Date

January 13, 2017 03:53 PM AEDT

Description

Field Notes - This Echidna coming from underneath the Homestead just before sunset.I think he took up residence here!! It is covered in fur and spines and has a long snout. It's a Short-beaked echidna with scientific name: Tachyglossus aculeatus of the Tachyglossidae family.

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Short-beaked Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

sascha_schulz

Date

January 12, 2017 08:26 AM AEDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Short-beaked Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

dawso

Date

January 11, 2017 04:46 PM AEDT

Description

Field Notes - Helped him/her across the pronces hwy

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Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

March 26, 2009 10:42 PM PDT

Description

Seen in the wild along the southern highway

Photos / Sounds

What

Short-beaked Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

toby1

Date

December 31, 2016 12:15 PM AEDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Short-beaked Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

gem2016

Date

December 26, 2016 12:02 PM +11

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Observer

kristofz

Date

November 29, 2007 07:40 PM EST

Description

Australia: Tasmania, Mount Field National Park, Lake Dobson Road, 940 m

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Observer

kristofz

Date

November 29, 2007 03:45 PM EST

Description

Australia: Tasmania, Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, King William Saddle, 820 m.

Tasmanian subspecies is larger, its fur longer, and thus spines more concealed than in Australian mainland form.

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What

Short-beaked Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

gem2016

Date

December 21, 2016 09:27 PM +11

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What

Short-beaked Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

bonnieasy

Date

December 22, 2016

Description

Beautiful large echidna feeding along roadside cutting

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What

Short-beaked Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus

Observer

shuetrim

Date

December 17, 2016 12:27 PM AEDT
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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...

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