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Tachyglossus aculeatus (short-beaked echidna)

Mammalia - Monotremata - Tachyglossidae

Taxonomy
Myrmecophaga aculeatus was named by Shaw (1792). It is extant. It is the type species of Tachyglossus.

It was recombined as Tachyglossus aculeatus by Steudel and Beattie (1993) and Augee et al. (2006).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1792Myrmecophaga aculeata Shaw
1792Myrmecophaga aculeatus Shaw
1802Ornithorhynchus hystrix Home
1808Echidna breviaculeata Tiedemann
1811Tachyglossus aculeata Illiger p. 114
1836Echidna australis Lesson
1838Echidna hystrix Gray p. 335
1894Echidna aculeata Lydekker p. 241
1991Tachyglossus aculeata Griffiths et al. p. 90
1993Tachyglossus aculeatus Steudel and Beattie
2006Tachyglossus aculeatus Augee et al. p. 5

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
RankNameAuthor
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
AustralosphenidaLuo et al. 2001
orderMonotremataBonaparte 1838
familyTachyglossidaeGill 1872
genusTachyglossus
speciesaculeatus(Shaw 1792)

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