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.
Amongst his children by Echidna are Cerberus, the Lernaean hydra, and the Chimaera.
There are two varieties of this species, the Port Moresby echidna and the hairy echidna.
A number of monsters, as Echidna, Geryon and the hound of hell, were born of the loves of various elemental powers.
ECHIDNA, or Porcupine Ant-Eater (Echidna aculeata), one of the few species of Monotremata, the lowest subclass of Mammalia, forming the family Echidnidae.