The Tachyglossidae are the echnidnas, or spiny ant eaters. These are a group of spine covered, insectivorous, monotreme mammals with claws and a slender snout. There are two genera: the curved-beaked echidna (Zaglossus or Proechidna) of New Guinea and the smaller, straight beaked echidna (Tachyglossus), represented by several species throughout Australia and southern New Guinea.
Echidna
George Agnew provides photographs, drawings, poems, stories, facts, references, links to other sites and a variety of other information about the echidna.
Long-beaked echidna (Zaglossus bruijni)
Fact sheet from EDGE, a conservation organization that focuses specifically on threatened species that represent a significant amount of unique evolutionary history.
Long-beaked echidna: Zaglossus spp.
Factsheet from ARKive with videos and images, description, range, habitat, biology and conservation.
Mammals: Echidna
Fact sheet from San Diego Zoo.
Rainforest Echidna
Description and photos of Tachyglossus aculeatus, courtesy of Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodge, Atherton Tableland, Far North Queensland.
Short-beaked Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus)
Fact sheet from EDGE, a conservation organization that focuses specifically on threatened species that represent a significant amount of unique evolutionary history.
Short-beaked Echidna: Tachyglossus aculeatus
Factsheet from Arkive with videos and images, description, range, habitat, biology and conservation.
Western Long-beaked Echidna
Information from Wikipedia on this critically endangered species, Zaglossus bruijni, from New Guinea.
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