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Porcupine ant-eater or echidna -- Echidna hystrix.

Image ID: 822348

Porcupine ant-eater or echidna -- Echidna hystrix. (1883)

Image Details

Image Title

:  Porcupine ant-eater or echidna -- Echidna hystrix.


: Coleman, W. S. (William Stephen), 1829-1904 -- Artist

Additional Name(s)

: Dalziel Brothers -- Engraver

Published Date

: 1883

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 9 x 15 cm. (3 3/4 x 5 3/4 in.)


: Printed on border: "On moderately soft ground it can hardly be captured, for it gathers all its legs under its body, and employs its digging claws with such extraordinary vigour that it sinks into the ground as if by magic. The echidna is tolerably widely spread over the sandy wastes of Australia, but has not been seen in the more northern portions of that country."

Original Source

: From New illustrated natural history. Routledge, 1883) Wood, J. G. (John George) (1827-1889), Author.


: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Animals -- D-F

Source Description

: 1 folder (28 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC ANI-(D-F)

Digital ID

: 822348

Record ID

: 722866

Digital Item Published

: 10-27-2005; updated 3-25-2011

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