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

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

Other names

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

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Links and literature

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

ABRS (2009-2015): 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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