echidna


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  • noun

Synonyms for echidna

a burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites

a burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites

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Attending to echidna use of stumps connects the current forest and its inhabitants with past use, and to some extent, values and understandings.
In the case of Knuckles, that meant putting the once Sonic-sized sidekick through puberty -- not steroids -- in an effort to make the burly red echidna stand out from the pack, as well as pack a punch.
At the National Park visitor centre we spotted an echidna pushing its snout through the earth in search of tasty morsels.
The CHAINED ECHIDNA is easy to pin down transpositionally, but much harder to palindromise.
A penguin named Mr Munro and an echidna called Brian were among those who dipped their paws, claws, flippers feet in paint to create works of art for the "Make Your Mark" campaign.
It was here that I saw my first kangaroos in the wild, and where one of the farmers' dogs hunted down an echidna, but it was with the plants that the most obvious biodiversity lies.
Under a microscope, the structures resembled electroreceptors in the egg-laying platypus and echidna, and looked somewhat like dolphin whisker follicles.
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.
Ollie the kookaburra, Syd the platypus and Millie the echidna.
As an abomination Typhon prefigured the foul forms of his offspring, children fathered in an incestuous relationship with his own sister, Echidna.
Scientists have long considered the long-beaked echidna (Zaglossus bartoni) nearly impossible to study.
The upgrades were part of Project Air 5416 - Project Echidna, in which Australia awarded a AUSD 135 million contract to BAE Systems in 2005 to design, develop, integrate and install electronic warfare self-protection capability for the army's Black Hawk and Boeing CH-47 Chinook transport helicopters.
Along with Jonathan Baillie, who explores Papua in search of the long-beaked echidna (which looks sort of like a small aardvark with porcupine quills), we meet Sam Turvey who researches the Yangtze River dolphin, Kate Jones who travels through Asia looking for the bumblebee bat and Ben Collen whose current focus is the pygmy hippo of western Africa.
The long-beaked echidna does not share much in common with the golden-rumped elephant shrew, although both are endangered.
of New South Wales) and his fellow echidna enthusiast co-author and illustrator use the most recent research to fully describe this delightful and unique creature.