Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Tachyglossidae — the echidna.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek

Examples

  • The Arfak long-beaked echidna (Zaglossus bruijni) was considered endangered before it was split from the Papuan echidna (Zaglossus bartoni) and presumably would still be considered so because it is a focal prey item for humans.

    Vogelkop-Aru lowland rain forests

  • The Arfak long-beaked echidna (Zaglossus bruijni) was considered endangered before it was split from the Papuan echidna (Zaglossus bartoni), and presumably it would still be considered so because it is a focal prey item for humans.

    Vogelkop montane rain forests

  • The Cyclops long-beaked echidna (Zaglossus attenboroughi) was considered endangered before it was split from the Papuan echidna (Zaglossus bruijnii), and presumably would still be considered so because it is a focal prey item for humans.

    Northern New Guinea montane rain forests

  • Blah blah blah, it's a monotreme, blah blah blah it belongs to the Zaglossus genus.

    Archive 2006-07-01

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