Conservation status

Although T. aculeatus have a wide distribution, populations are not large. Throughout Australia numbers have declined due to loss of habitat, predation by feral foxes, cats, dogs, and pigs, as well as roads, electric fences, and herbicide/pesticide use. IUCN lists this species as Lower Risk/Near Threatened. Zaglossus spp. are listed as Endangered throughout their range. Populations have disappeared primarily due to hunting which increased with human densities and a breakdown in traditional taboos.

Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.

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