Zaglossus


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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.
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.