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Tachyglossidae

Echidnas

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Containing group: Monotremata

Other Names for Tachyglossidae

References

Augee, M. L., ed. 1992. Platypus and Echidnas. Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.

Augee, M. L. and B. Gooden. 1993. Echidnas of Australia and New Guinea. Australian Natural History Series, NSW University Press.

Flannery, T. F. and C. P. Groves. 1998. A revision of the genus Zaglossus (Monotremata, Tachyglossidae), with description of new species and subspecies. Mammalia 62:367-396.

Griffiths, M. 1999. Monotremes. Pages 295302 in Encyclopedia of Reproduction, vol. 3. J.D. Neill, ed. Academic Press, San Diego.

Griffiths, M., R. T. Wells, and D. J. Barrie. 1991. Observations on the skulls of fossil and extant echidnas (Monotremata: Tachyglossidae). Australian Mammalogy 14:87-101.

Lee, M. H., R. Shroff, S. J. B. Cooper, and R. Hope. 1999. Evolution and molecular characterization of a beta-globin gene from the Australian echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus (Monotremata). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 12:205-214.

Musser, A. M. 2003. Review of the monotreme fossil record and comparison of palaeontological and molecular data. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A. Molecular and Integreative Physiology 136(4):927-942.

Retief, J. D., R. J. Winkfein, and G. H. Dixon. 1993. Evolution of the monotremes - the sequences of the protamine p1 genes of platypus and echidna. European Journal of Biochemistry 218:457-461.

Wilson, D. E., and D. M. Reeder, eds. 2005. Mammal Species of the World. Third Edition. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD.

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Scientific Name Tachyglossus aculeatus
Location captive at Melbourne Zoo, Victoria, Australia
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Echidna on the Prowl
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Copyright © 2006 Andrew Barron
Scientific Name Tachyglossus aculeatus
Location Featherdale Wildlife Park, Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Echidna
Source Collection Flickr
Image Use creative commons This media file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License - Version 2.0.
Copyright © 2006 Devlyn
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