Short-Beaked Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus)

Scaled collection of drawings of Short-Beaked Echidna in various poses with dimensions

There are two unique features that make the Short-Beaked Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) worth all the attention: it lays eggs and has a specialized snout and tongue for catching prey at terrific speeds. However, what makes it easily recognizable is the back with its long protective light-brown to black spines and a snout that is long, tubeless, toothless, and furless. It is endemic to Australia and Papua New Guinea in places like woodlands, deserts, meadows, and coastal forests. The short-beaked echidna is a solitary animal and polygamous. During warm periods, it is nocturnal but turns diurnal in colder months. It is a carnivorous animal that feeds on insects.

The Short-Beaked Echidna has a body length in the range of 11.8”-17.7” (30-45 cm) and total weight of 4.4-15.4 lb (2-7 kg). The Short-Beaked Echidna has an estimated body height between 6.3”-9.4” (16-24 cm) and body width of 6.3”-9.4” (16-24 cm). The typical lifespan of the Short-Beaked Echidna is between 10-50 years.

Details

*Under Development*

Height:
6.3”-9.4” | 16-24 cm
Width:
6.3”-9.4” | 16-24 cm
Depth:
Length:
11.8”-17.7” | 30-45 cm (Body)
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Weight:
4.4-15.4 lb | 2-7 kg
Area:
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Snout Length: 2.4”-3” | 6-7.5 cm

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Scientific Name:
Tachyglossus aculeatus
Lifespan:
10-50 years

Properties

Drawings include:

Short-Beaked Echidna side view, front

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Monotremes, or Monotremata, are egg-laying mammals under the order Monotremata. Even so, they take care of the young by suckling them with milk. Monotremes are endemic to Australia and New Guinea. Monotremes are solitary and are the most primitive order of mammals with reptilian-like features.

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3.9”-6.7” | 10-17 cm
3.5”-6.3” | 9-16 cm
15”-24.8” | 38-63 cm (Overall)
1.8-6.6 lb | .8-3 kg
7-21 years
Platypus
17.000
16.000
63.000
3.000
21.00
759400
3D
Platypus
6.3”-9.4” | 16-24 cm
6.3”-9.4” | 16-24 cm
11.8”-17.7” | 30-45 cm (Body)
4.4-15.4 lb | 2-7 kg
10-50 years
Short-Beaked Echidna
24.000
24.000
45.000
7.000
50.00
5100
3D
Short-Beaked Echidna
11”-25.2” | 28-64 cm
9.1”-20.9” | 23-53 cm
17.7”-39.4” | 45-100 cm (Body)
9.25-22 lb | 4.2-10 kg
10-30 years
Sir David's Long-Beaked Echidna
64.000
53.000
100.000
10.000
30.00
205
3D
Sir David's Long-Beaked Echidna
12.2”-21.25” | 31-54 cm
7.9”-13.4” | 20-34 cm
17.7”-30.7” | 45-78 cm (Body)
22-36.4 lb | 10-16.5 kg
12-41 years
Western Long-Beaked Echidna
54.000
34.000
78.000
16.500
41.00
90
3D
Western Long-Beaked Echidna
15”-24.4” | 38-62 cm
10.6”-17.3” | 27-44 cm
23.6”-39.4” | 60-100 cm (Body)
11-22 lb | 5-10 kg
10-30 years
Eastern Long-Beaked Echidna
62.000
44.000
100.000
10.000
30.00
70
3D
Eastern Long-Beaked Echidna