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A rare and curious animal, the eastern long-beaked echidna belongs to an incredibly distinct group of mammals, the monotremes. Like all…
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Long-beaked echidnas are egg-laying mammals, known as monotremes, a group that also includes the duck-billed platypus and the short-beaked…
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So seemingly incongruous was the appearance of platypus specimens shipped to England at the end of the 18th century, that many observers…
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