Echidnas are small mammals found only in Australia and New Guinea. They resemble other spiny animals like hedgehogs and porcupines, but they belong to the same family as the Platypus. Like the platypus, the echidna is also an egg laying mammal.
The Major Mitchell& Cockatoo - Lophochhroa leadbeateri, is mainly found in inland arid areas of mainland Australia. This species lives mostly in semi-arid and arid areas, in dry woodlands, particuarly mallee.