Echidna Info

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General Info

Amazon. The Echidna: Australia's Enigma by Peggy Rismiller. Publisher's Blurb.

Wikipedia entry. Good, hyperlinked introduction. They also have a detailed page on Monotremata (platypi and echinas).

Good, detailed page from the New South Wales' Department of Environment & Conservation.

Animal Diversity Web: Tachyglossidae (the family of echidnas). This is a fairly dry page, but they include two species pages, on Short-Nosed Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) and the Long-Nosed Echidna (Zaglossus bruijni). They also have a page on Monotremes. The Animal Diversity Web is "written largely by and for college students."

Andy's exuberant echidna page. Some text. Lots of images. Also see his Unique Australian Animals page.

Monotreme Extreme. Various echidna information, including sections on nutrition and breeding, from the Pelican Lagoon Research Centre, Kangaroo Island, South Australia.

Gallery of Ellie-Za's Echidna Enclave contains photographs and oher images of echidnas gathered from all over. (I suspect they are not permissioned.) Rare finds include an echidna oil painting by Rachel Lewis and a drawing of their skeleton.

"The Enigma of the Echidna" by Doug Stewart, from National Wildlife April/May 2003 (National Wildlife Federation). This is a long and excellent introduction to echidnas, going over the basic facts in the course of profiline top echidna-ologist Peggy Rismiller.

Short-beaked Echidna information from the Tasmanian wildlife department.

Brief, scholarly info from Walker's Mammals of the World by Ronald M. Nowak (1997). Includes similarly detailed information on the Short-nosed Echidna and the Long-nosed Echidna.

Echidna info, some good, but disorganized from Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodges.

"Echidna Eccentricities" from Science Frontiers No. 74: Mar-Apr 1991. No great shakes.

Encarta. Scant.

Henry's Echidna page with two echidna-encounter stories. Page dates to 1997-8. Links are now mostly dead.

Information Sheets

PDF: Short-beaked echidna. From the Nature Base (Western Australia, Department of Conservation and Land Management).

PDF: Practical factsheet from the Parks and Wildlife Service of Tasmania.

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