Taxon profile


Southeast Australian short-beaked echidna
Tachyglossus aculeatus aculeatus (Shaw, 1792)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Tachyglossa »  family Tachyglossidae - echidnas »  genus Tachyglossus »  species Tachyglossus aculeatus - Short-beaked Echidna

Scientific synonyms

Myrmecophaga aculeata Shaw, 1792
Echidna acanthion Collett, 1884
Echidna australis Lesson, 1836
Echidna australiensis Lesson, 1827
Echidna brevicaudata Gray, 1865
Echidna corealis Krefft, 1872
Ornithorhynchus hystrix Home, 1802
Tachyglossus aculeatus ineptus Thomas, 1906
Echidna longiaculeata Tiedemann, 1808
Acanthonotus myrmecophagus Goldfuss, 1809

Other names

= Southern Australia Echidna
= Western Australia Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus ineptus)

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [6899d628-36d4-4932-8129-43149ff77684]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Tachyglossus aculeatus aculeatus (Shaw, 1792)]
Data retrieved on: 8 February 2015
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Tachyglossus aculeatus aculeatus (Shaw, 1792)]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008

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