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echidna

any of the spine-covered MONOTREME mammals of the family Tachyglossidae, found in Australia and New Guinea. They have a long snout and claws for digging out ants.

echidna

an Australian terrestrial anteater; a burrower with a long snout and tongue. A monotreme. Called also spiny anteater, Tachyglossus and Zaglossus spp. Includes long-nosed echidna (Zaglossus bruijni), short-nosed echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus).
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The details of the echidna story are by no means representative of other places, yet they do provide a window into how and what might come from paying close attention to one's surroundings.
Sunset over the bay at Allonnah, Bruny (main), the view from the Neck on Bruny Island (inset left) and some of the wildlife (inset above) - clockwise: a fairywren, a Bennett''s wallaby and an echidna
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For the long-beaked echidna, EDGE scientists may have arrived just in time.
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While the echidna baked, Agnes joked about a Sydney tourist who had thought when looking at an anteater retracting its tongue, that it was eating a snake.
Along the way the three friends meet and defeat Procrustes, Charon, Medusa, Echidna (mother of monsters), and Ares, who is masquerading as a Santa Monica biker bad guy.
They include the golden-mantle tree kangaroo, the long-beaked echidna and a golden-fronted bowerbird.
The article shows, for instance, that Derrida's manner of describing an echidna disappoints.
Not to mention a spiky red bicycle helmet and a blue shirt emblazoned with a yellow "B" and "E" for his Super Hero name, "Blazing Echidna.
We stopped to by the road to see a rare wild echidna (spiny anteater) and emus found it fun to chase the bus.
For an account of the scientific discovery of the echidna and platypus, see Jacob W.