Eastern Long-beaked Echidna Zaglossus bartoni

Eastern Long-beaked Echidna Zaglossus bartoni

Eastern Long-beaked Echidna Zaglossus bartoni

Vulnerable

Location: Papua New Guinea

The Eastern Long-beaked Echidna have a large altitudinal range and correspondingly broad ecological scope. Across their entire range they have been recorded from near sea level to 4150 metres a.s.l., although regionally their altitudinal range may be more restricted. This echnidna species lives in lowland hill forest, lower and upper montane forests, and sub-alpine forests, grasslands and scrub. They have been recorded in secondary habitats. They are probably absent from any habitat subject to seasonal inundation or waterlogging, including the extensive alluvial forests of the Gulf of Papua.

Eastern Long-beaked Echidnas live in montane forests of #PapuaNewGuinea #WestPapua they are vulnerable on @IUCNredlist due to #mining and #palmoil deforestation. Say NO to their #extinction with a #Boycott4Wildlife

Habitat degradation and conversion may be significant, but given the ecological breadth displayed by long-beaked echidnas, habitat changes are unlikely to be important as primary threats. However, they probably increase the likelihood of detection and predation, and there is a clear correlation between habitat conversion or degradation and regional extinction of other species of Zaglossus.

IUCN Red List

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Further Information

IUCN Rating vulnerable

Leary, T., Seri, L., Flannery, T., Wright, D., Hamilton, S., Helgen, K., Singadan, R., Menzies, J., Allison, A., James, R., Aplin, K., Salas, L. & Dickman, C. 2016. Zaglossus bartoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T136552A21964496. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-2.RLTS.T136552A21964496.en. Downloaded on 03 February 2021.


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