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Echidna oweni Kreft 1868 (echidna)

Osteichthyes - Monotremata - Tachyglossidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 166580

Alternative combinations: Echidna (Proechidna) oweni, Zaglossus oweni

Full reference: G. Kreft. 1868. On the discovery of a new and gigantic fossil species of Echidna in Australia. Annals and Magazine of Natural History Ser. 4(1):113-114

Belongs to Zaglossus according to P. Murray 1978

Sister taxa: Zaglossus attenboroughi, Zaglossus bartoni, Zaglossus bruijni, Zaglossus hacketti, Zaglossus robusta, Acanthoglossus goodfellowi

Type specimen: Australian Museum, Sydney, a limb element (humerus)

Ecology: scansorial insectivore