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Echidna

Echidna

1. A monster, half maid and half serpent.

2. (Science: zoology) a genus of monotremata found in australia, tasmania, and new guinea. They are toothless and covered with spines; called also porcupine ant-eater, and Australian ant-eater.

Origin: L, a viper, adder, gr.


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What are your country's endemic animals?

... Anyway having said that Endemic species here in Australia are off the top of my head are ............ Koala, Kangaroo, Tree Kangaroo, Platypus, Echidna, Funnel web spider, Bandicoot, Antichinus, Emu, Wombat's and Galah's which i have already mentioned above aka "Homo sapian" Australia ...

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by vk4vfx
Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:03 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: What are your country's endemic animals?
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So... What you guys are saying is... That if we transfer this echidna to the North Pole and start a colony of Polar Echidnas, then it wouldn't have a problem because it would camouflage with the snow and it would have minimal sun contact... This reminds ...

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by WhatsItsFace
Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:35 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Albino echidna
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Re: Albino echidna

If I ever get to visit the Arctic and find an frozen echidna stuck to my pac boot...I will know who to blame :x :lol: :lol: :lol: So, you say, that it produces some white pigment? What for pigment is that? Is that something similar to natural pigment ...

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by JackBean
Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:07 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Albino echidna
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Views: 7154

Re: Albino echidna

... common genetic form to be seen in the wild since the critter is not at risk from UV rays. If I ever get to visit the Arctic and find an frozen echidna stuck to my pac boot...I will know who to blame :x

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by Endangered
Fri Jan 01, 2010 1:10 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Albino echidna
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Views: 7154

Albino echidna

So... What you guys are saying is... That if we transfer this echidna to the North Pole and start a colony of Polar Echidnas, then it wouldn't have a problem because it would camouflage with the snow and it would have minimal sun contact...

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by i_r_e_d
Sat Dec 26, 2009 4:29 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Albino echidna
Replies: 12
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