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Species profile—Tachyglossus aculeatus (short-beaked echidna)

Classification

Animalia (animals) → Mammalia (mammals) → Tachyglossidae (Echidnas) → Tachyglossus aculeatus (short-beaked echidna)

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Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Mammalia (mammals)
Family
Tachyglossidae (Echidnas)
Scientific name
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Shaw, 1792)
Common name
short-beaked echidna
Type reference
Shaw, G. (1792). Myrmecophaga aculeata. The Procupine Ant-eater. The Naturalists' Miscellany: containing accurate and elegant coloured figures of the most curouis and beautiful productions of nature; with descriptions in Latin and English in the Linnaen manner. To which are added descriptions more at large, and calculated for general information. Vol 3 No. 36 London : F.P. Nodder & Co.
WildNet taxon ID
838
Alternate name(s)
spiny anteater
porcupine
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
SL
Back on Track (BoT) status
Low
Conservation significant
Yes
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Nil

Other resources

Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=838

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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