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Zaglossus bruijni Peters and Doria 1876 (echidna)

Osteichthyes - Monotremata - Tachyglossidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 233707

Alternative combinations: Proechidna bruijni, Tachyglossus bruijnii, Zaglossus bruijnii

Synonyms: Bruijnia tridactyla Du Bois 1884 (no. 166659), Proechidna nigroaculeata Rothschild 1892 (no. 166600), Proechidna villosissima Dubois 1884 (no. 166598)

Belongs to Zaglossus according to M. L. Augee et al. 2006

Sister taxa: Echidna oweni, Zaglossus attenboroughi, Zaglossus bartoni, Zaglossus hacketti, Zaglossus robusta, Acanthoglossus goodfellowi

Type specimens:

  • Zaglossus bruijni: GE 1623, a skull
  • Bruijnia tridactyla:
  • Proechidna nigroaculeata:
  • Proechidna villosissima:

Ecology: scansorial insectivore