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Zaglossus hacketti (Hackett's Giant Echidna)

Mammalia - Monotremata - Tachyglossidae

Taxonomy
Zaglossus hacketti was named by Glauert (1914). It is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Mammoth Cave, which is in a Pleistocene cave horizon in Australia.

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1914Zaglossus hacketti Glauert p. 244 figs. Platex XXXVI-XXXVII
2006Zaglossus hacketti Augee et al. p. 18

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
RankNameAuthor
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
AustralosphenidaLuo et al. 2001
orderMonotremataBonaparte 1838
familyTachyglossidaeGill 1872
genusZaglossusGill 1877
specieshacketti

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: scansorialuc
Diet: insectivoref
Created: 2005-06-08 10:11:09
Modified: 2005-06-08 12:11:09
Source: f = family, c = class, subp = subphylum, uc = unranked clade
References: Luo et al. 2003, Nowak 1991, Carroll 1988, Hopson 1973, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: Pleistocene or 2.58800 to 0.01170 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Pleistocene2.588 - 0.0117Australia (Western Australia) Zaglossus hacketti (type locality: 96022)