Zaglossus hacketti

Zaglossus hacketti

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Zaglossus hacketti

Zaglossus hacketti is an extinct species of long-beaked echidna from Western Australia that is dated to the Pleistocene. It is known only from a few bones. It was about 1 m long and probably weighed about 30 kg . This makes it the largest monotreme known to have ever lived. Due to the lack of cranial material, placement of Z. hacketti into the modern long-beaked echidna genus Zaglossus is uncertain.

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1. Zaglossus hacketti Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zaglossus_hacketti

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