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Noun1.Zaglossus - a genus of TachyglossidaeZaglossus - a genus of Tachyglossidae    
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
echidna, spiny anteater, anteater - a burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites; native to New Guinea
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2009: Home ranges, movement, and den use in long-beaked echidnas, Zaglossus bartoni,from Papua New Guinea.--Journal of Mammalogy 90: 340-346.
Another of the 12 mammals found over the decade was an anteater named in honor of British naturalist Sir David Attenborough, Sir David's Long-beaked Echidna or, scientifically, Zaglossus attenboroughi.
Scientists have long considered the long-beaked echidna (Zaglossus bartoni) nearly impossible to study.