Western Long-Beaked Echidna (Zaglossus bruijnii)

Western Long-Beaked Echidna (Zaglossus bruijnii)

Series of measured illustrations of the Western Long-Beaked Echidna
Description
Description

The Western Long-beaked Echidna (Zaglossus bruijnii) is primarily found in the mountainous forests and elevated alpine meadows of New Guinea. This egg-laying mammal eats soil invertebrates, unlike the short-beaked echidna. It is also bigger, with a longer snout pointing downwards and lacks teeth. The tail is short, and the back is covered in spines hidden by a coarse brown or black hair. The feet have three claws instead of four. It is believed to be solitary, nocturnal, and highly elusive. When threatened, it rolls into a ball of radiating spines or digs into burrows since it is not agile.

Dimensions & Sizes
Dimensions & Sizes

The Western Long-Beaked Echidna has a body length in the range of 17.7”-30.7” (45-78 cm) and total weight of 22-36.4 lb (10-16.5 kg). The Western Long-Beaked Echidna has an estimated body height between 12.2”-21.25” (31-54 cm) and body width of 7.9”-13.4” (20-34 cm). The typical lifespan of the Western Long-Beaked Echidna is between 12-41 years.

3D Model
3D Model
Common Questions
Common Questions
Western Long-Beaked Echidna (Zaglossus bruijnii)
Details
Details

*Under Development*

Height:
12.2”-21.25” | 31-54 cm
Width:
7.9”-13.4” | 20-34 cm
Depth:
Length:
17.7”-30.7” | 45-78 cm (Body)
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Weight:
22-36.4 lb | 10-16.5 kg
Area:
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Snout Length: 3.9”-8.3” | 10-21 cm

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Scientific Name:
Zaglossus bruijnii
Lifespan:
12-41 years

Drawings include:

Western Long-Beaked Echidna side view, front

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Monotremes, under the order Monotremata, are a unique group of egg-laying mammals, including the platypus and echidnas. Originating from Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea, they diverged from other mammals around 166 million years ago.

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Eastern Long-Beaked Echidna