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Zaglossus attenboroughi Flannery & Groves, 1998:387

Attenborough's echidna, Cyclops long-beaked echidna, Sir David's long-beaked echidna

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Rediscovered (1961-2007)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered

The "rediscovery" consisted of indirect signs, and thus the animal itself has not been spotted since 1961.

 

Distribution

Cyclops Mountains, New Guinea

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Flannery, Timothy F. and Groves, Colin P. (1988). A revision of the genus Zaglossus (Monotremata, Tachyglossidae), with description of new species and subspecies. Mammalia 62: 367-396.

 

Other references:

Baillie, J. E. M., Turvey, Samuel T. and Waterman, C. (2009). Survival of Attenborough’s long-beaked echidna (Zaglossus attenboroughi) in New Guinea. Oryx 43(1): 146-148.

Flannery, T. (1995). Mammals of New Guinea. Sydney, Australia: Australian Museum / Reed New Holland.

Leary, T., Seri, L., Flannery, T., Wright, D., Hamilton, S., Helgen, K., Singadan, R., Menzies, J., Allison, A., James, R., Aplin, K., Salas, L. & Dickman, C. (2008). Zaglossus attenboroughi. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 24 February 2013.

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