spiny anteater

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were gifted the Australian spiny anteater by a royal fan. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "The Most Unusual Baby Gifts Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Have Received So Far," 24 Oct. 2018 There are only two kinds of egg-laying mammals in existence today – the platypus and the spiny anteater species. James Rogers, Fox News, "Discovery of 'reptilian-mammal' fossil could rewrite history," 29 May 2018 The echidna, or spiny anteater, is a marvel of defensive self-preservation, from its impenetrable spikes to its amazing ability to breathe through bushfires. smithsonianmag.com, "Meet the Echidna, an Incredible, Fire-Proof Spiny Anteater," 30 Sep. 2017

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1827, in the meaning defined above

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