The echidna is a living fossil whose relatives were walking the earth over 100 million years ago. It one of world’s most extraordinary creatures and like platypus, mammal that lays eggs, also has fur produces milk all mammals. This book covers their evolution, anatomy, senses, reproduction, behaviour, feeding habits metabolism, it show how echidnas are masters environment not simply some sort ‘test model’ went wrong.

Echidnas, Volume 38 presents the scientific classification of mammal echidnas. This book describes characteristics, behavior, reproduction, embryology, anatomy, and physiology spiny anteaters, Tachyglossidae. Organized into 11 chapters, this volume begins with an overview natural history, classification, physical characteristics text then examines food intake digestion mechanisms echidnas whereby ground-up insects in buccal cavity are permeated saliva secreted by sublingual, subaxillary, parotid salivary glands. Other chapters describe various stages development echidna embryos pouch young. discusses as well primary division central nervous system echidnas, including prosencephalon, mesencephalon, rhombencephalon. The final chapter deals similar anatomical that anteaters exhibit, also their differences grinding techniques, forelimb stomach structures. is a valuable resource for biologists zoologists.

Did you know echidnas are one of only two mammals in the world that lay eggs? This book will delight young readers as they learn what makes echidna world’s weirdest animals. Basic information is covered, such predators, prey, habitat, life cycle, senses, and conservation status. Table contents, diagram, map, fun facts, facts page, glossary, index included. Aligned to Common Core Standards correlated state standards. Big Buddy Books an imprint ABDO Publishing.