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Published by Blackbirch Press in Woodbridge, Conn .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Tachyglossidae -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Echidnas.,
  • Monotremes.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 31) and index.

StatementJenny Tesar.
SeriesWhat on earth series
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQL737.M73 T47 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination32 p. :
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1099699M
ISBN 101567110983
LC Control Number94024478
OCLC/WorldCa31295200

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The third sin – sloth – applies only to the female echidna, as she is the only animal on Earth capable of being mated with while in the deep sleep of hibernation. Thankfully, all four species of echidna score lower on the other sins. Echidna, (family Tachyglossidae), also called spiny anteater, any of four species of peculiar egg-laying mammals from Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea that eat and breathe through a bald tubular beak protruding from a dome-shaped body covered in spines.   E Is for Echidna book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Following the success of W is for Wombat, Bronwyn Bancroft has crea /5(2). Echidnas (/ ɪˈkɪdnəz /), sometimes known as spiny anteaters, belong to the family Tachyglossidae / tækiˈɡlɒsɪdiː / in the monotreme order of egg -laying mammals. The four extant species of echidnas and the platypus are the only living mammals that lay eggs and the only surviving members of the order Monotremata.

Book of Wisdom: Echidna is the current holder of the Book of Wisdom, with the former being Zarestia. The Book of Wisdom which is a white book crafted by Zarestia that allows her to draw knowledge from the world's memory. Echidna, (Greek: “Snake”) monster of Greek mythology, half woman, half parents were either the sea deities Phorcys and Ceto (according to Hesiod’s Theogony) or Tartarus and Gaia (in the account of the mythographer Apollodorus); in Hesiod, Tartarus and Gaia are the parents of Echidna’s husband, Echidna’s progeny by the headed Typhon, were Ladon (the dragon.   The Long-beaked Echidna is genetically and physically like no other animal alive on earth today, and it embodies traits not seen commonly since the dawn of mammals. The echidna is one of the world’s most extraordinary creatures. It is a living fossil whose relatives were walking the earth over million years ago. Like the platypus, it is a mammal that lays eggs. And, like all mammals, it has fur and produces milk. This book describes the echidna’s lifestyle and the adaptations that have made it so successful. It draws on the latest research into.