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Zaglossus bartoni (Eastern Long-beaked Echidna)

Wikipedia Abstract

The eastern long-beaked echidna (Zaglossus bartoni), also known as Barton's long-beaked echidna, is one of three species from the genus Zaglossus to occur in New Guinea. It is found mainly in Papua New Guinea at elevations between 2,000 and 3,000 metres (6,600 and 9,800 ft).
View Wikipedia Record: Zaglossus bartoni

Infraspecies

Zaglossus bartoni bartoni (Eastern long-beaked echidna)
Zaglossus bartoni clunius (Eastern long-beaked echidna)
Zaglossus bartoni diamondi (Eastern long-beaked echidna)
Zaglossus bartoni smeenki (Easter long-beaked echidna)

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Zaglossus bartoni

EDGE Analysis

Long-beaked echidnas belong to an ancient clade of egg-laying mammals that includes the platypus of Australia. They are easily distinguished from short-beaked echidnas by their long snouts, which account for two-thirds of the length of the head. The eastern long-beaked echidna has the widest distribution of the three long-beaked echidna species. However, while relatively common in the recent fossil record, this species is in decline in areas accessible to humans. It has lost much of its forest habitat to logging, mining and farming and is regarded as a highly prized game animal by local people, who hunt it with specially trained dogs. It has already been driven to extinction in parts of its range. Urgent conservation action is now needed to ensure that remaining populations survive.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
28
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
94
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 55.85
EDGE Score: 6.81
View EDGE Record: Zaglossus bartoni

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Central Range montane rain forests Indonesia, Papua New Guinea Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Central Range sub-alpine grasslands Indonesia, Papua New Guinea Australasia Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Huon Peninsula montane rain forests Papua New Guinea Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northern New Guinea lowland rain and freshwater swamp forests Indonesia, Papua New Guinea Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Southeastern Papuan rain forests Papua New Guinea Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Gunung Lorentz National Park 6189990 Papua, Indonesia      

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Taronga Zoobartoni

Range Map

Australia;

Photos

Citations

Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
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