How to use Echidna in a sentence
The Marsupials include the Macro pus or kangaroo; the opossums, Phalangista vulpina and P. Cookii; the opossum-mouse, Dromicia nana; Perameles or bandicoot; Hypsiprymnus or kangaroo rat; Phascolomys or wombat; while of Monotremata there are the Echidna or porcupine ant-eater and the duck-billed platypus.
There are two varieties of this species, the Port Moresby echidna and the hairy echidna.
First and foremost is the inclusion of Knuckles the Echidna who would go on to become one of the best loved and most recognised of all the characters in the 'Sonic Universe'.
After being tricked by Eggman into thinking that Sonic and Tails are trying to steal the chaos emeralds (which Knuckles guards) in order to steal them for himself, the Echidna pursues the heroic duo and ignores the true threat.
Knuckles is an echidna that first appeared in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and was a minion for Dr. Eggman.Advertisement
Amongst his children by Echidna are Cerberus, the Lernaean hydra, and the Chimaera.
The opening of the mouth is small, and from it the echidna puts forth its long slender tongue, lubricated with a viscous secretion, by means of which it seizes the ants and other insects on which it feeds.
In common with the other monotremes, the male echidna has its heel provided with a sharp hollow spur, connected with a secreting gland, and with muscles capable of pressing the secretion from the gland into the spur.
Of the three-clawed echidnas (Proechidna) confined to New Guinea there are two species, Bruijn's echidna (P. bruijnii), discovered in 1877 in the mountains on the north-east coast at an elevation of 350o ft., and the black-spined echidna (P. nigroaculeata) of larger size - the type specimen measuring 31 in., as against 24 in.
We've seen an echidna in our school ground. from Luke To Marcus and Jake B. How are you?Advertisement
At the Phrygian Hierapolis the serpent Echidna was expelled by the Apostles Philip and John."
The name scaly anteater is applied to the pangolin; the banded anteater (Myrmecobius fasciatus) is a marsupial, and the spiny anteater (Echidna) is one of the monotremes (see Marsupialia and Monotremata).
Australia and Tasmania possess two animals of this order - the echidna, or spiny ant-eater (hairy in Tasmania), and the Platypus anatinus, the duckbilled water mole, otherwise named the Ornithorhynchus paradoxus.
Caldwell showed that it was filled with yolk, and finally established the fact that Platypus as well as Echidna is oviparous.
Aesculapius (§ 13) - much in the same way as Hercules has contests with serpents and dragons, becomes the patron of medicinal springs, and by marrying the serpent Echidna was the ancestor of the snakeworshipping Scythians.Advertisement
That is to say, he believes that, with the exception of the duckbill and the echidna, the mammalian class as a whole can lay claim to descent from small arboreal forms. This view is, of course, almost entirely based upon palaeontological considerations; and these, in the author's opinion, admit of the conclusion that all modern placental and marsupial mammals are descended from a common ancestral stock, of which the members were small in bodily size.
A number of monsters, as Echidna, Geryon and the hound of hell, were born of the loves of various elemental powers.