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Plate XXXVIII: Echidna aculeata "Spines of back long and stout, generally completely concealing the fur, and usually yellow with black tips. Length of head and body about 14 to 20 inches. Distribution.- From South-Eastern New Guinea, throughout Australia, to Tasmania. Varieties.- Writing of the different local races of this exceedingly variable and widely-spread (Hairy) Echidna. Three geographical races...seem to deserve recognition by name - a northern, central and southern."