Zaglossus maximus

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Taxonavigation: Monotremata 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Cladus: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Subordo: Cynodontia
Infraordo: Eucynodontia
Cladus: Probainognathia
Cladus: Prozostrodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Prototheria
Ordo: Monotremata

Familia: Tachyglossidae
Genus: Zaglossus
Species: †Zaglossus robustus
Synonym: Zaglossus maximus


  • Zaglossus maximus (Dun, 1895/6)


Primary references[edit]

  • Dun, W.S. 1895/6: Notes on the occurrence of monotreme remains in the Pliocene of New South Wales. Records of the Geological Survey of New South Wales, 4: 118–126.


  • Hall, B.K. 1999: The paradoxical platypus. BioScience, 49 (3): 211–218. JSTOR
  • Mahoney, J.A.; Ride, W.D.L. 1975: Index to the genera and species of fossil Mammalia described from Australia and New Guinea between 1838 and 1969. Western Australian Museum special publication, ( 6 ) [not seen]
  • Musser, A.M. 1999: Diversity and relationships of living and extinct monotremes. Australian mammalogy, 21: 8–9. includes full article (PDF)