Short-beaked Echidna (image) Pensoft Publishers Caption The short-beaked echidna has fared better than its long-beaked relative. It is found throughout Australia, where it is the most widespread native mammal. Credit Tim Laman Usage Restrictions CC-BY 3.0 Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.