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Kimberley A. Phillips, PhD Clarence L. Abercrombie, PhD

Class Mammalia Order Monotremata Number of genera, species

3 genera; 3 species

Photo: A short-beaked echidna (Tachyglossus ac-uleatus), pair in Queensland, Australia. (Photo by J & D Bartlett. Bruce Coleman, Inc. Reproduced by permission.)

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