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Short-beaked echidna

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Short-beaked echidna[1]
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Subcless: Prototheria
Order: Monotrematae
Faimily: Tachyglossidae
Genus: Tachyglossus
(Illiger, 1811)
Species: T. aculeatus
Binomial name
Tachyglossus aculeatus
(Shaw, 1792)
Short-beaked echidna range

The short-beaked echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) is ane o fower livin species o echidna an the anly member o the genus Tachyglossus.


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  1. Groves, C. P. (2005). "Order Monotremata". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 1. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. Aplin, K., Dickman, C., Salas, L. & Helgen, K. (2008). "Tachyglossus aculeatus". IUCN Reid Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2008. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naitur. Retrieved 10 October 2008. Cite has empty unkent parameter: |last-author-amp= (help)CS1 maint: uises authors parameter (link) CS1 maint: ref=harv (link) Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern