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Zaglossus robustus
Temporal range: Miocene
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Monotremata
Family: Tachyglossidae
Genus: Zaglossus
Species: Z. robustus
Binomial name
Zaglossus robustus
Dun, 1895
Synonyms
  • Ornithorhynchus maximus Dun, 1895
  • Zaglossus harrissoni Scott and Lord, 1922

Zaglossus robustus is an extinct species of long-beaked echidna known from the middle Miocene (about 13 or 14 million years ago) of Gulgong, New South Wales, Australia. It may belong in the genus Megalibgwilia. The supposed fossil platypus Ornithorhynchus maximus was based on a humerus of this species.

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