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Temporal range: Miocene - Upper Pleistocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Monotremata
Family: Tachyglossidae
Genus: Megalibgwilia
Griffiths, Wells and Barrie, 1991

M. ramsayi (Owen, 1884)
M. robusta (Dun, 1896)

Megalibgwilia is a genus of echidna only known from fossils from Australia, it contains the oldest known echidna species.


  • Long, J., Archer, M., Flannery, T. and Hand, S. 2002. Prehistoric Mammals of Australia and New Guinea: One Hundred Million Years of Evolution. Johns Hopkins University Press. pp 45–47. ISBN 0801872235
  • Griffiths, M., Wells, R.T., and Barrie, D.J. 1991. Observations on the skulls of fossil and extant echidnas (Monotremata:Tachyglossidae),. Australian Mammalology 14:87-101