Alternate name for the Bunyip of Australia. Etymology: Aboriginal (Australian) word. Variant names: Tanatbah, Tnata (around Edward River, New South Wales), Tunataboh (in New South Wales).
Physical description: Head and neck like an
emu's. Flippers like a seal's. Mane and tail like a horse's.
Behavior: Lays eggs in a platypus nest. Eats crayfish.
Distribution: Port Phillip area, Victoria; New South Wales.
Source: Gilbert Whitley, "Mystery Animals of Australia," Australian Museum Magazine 7 (1940): 132-139.
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