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Tachyglossus Illiger 1811 (echidna)

Mammalia - Monotremata - Tachyglossidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 39743

Alternative spelling: Echidna (Tachyglossus)

Synonym: Echidna Cuvier 1797 [replaced name] (taxon 166573)

Full reference: C. Illiger. 1811. Prodromus Systematis Mammalium et Avium

Parent taxon: Tachyglossidae according to T. Rowe et al. 2008

Sister taxa: Megalibgwilia, Zaglossus

Subtaxa: Tachyglossus aculeatus

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Type: Myrmecophaga aculeatus

Ecology: scansorial insectivore