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Short-beaked Echidna

Echidnas have a rounded body covered with sharp spines. The spines are a creamy yellow with black tips.

Dark fur grows between the spines.

Echidnas have very strong claws.

The Short-beaked Echidna is found throughout NSW, QLD, SA and VIC.

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Monotremata
Family:Tachyglossidae
Genus:Tachyglossus
Species:aculeatus