Taxon profile


Southern Tamandua
Tamandua tetradactyla (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Xenarthra »  family Myrmecophagidae - anteaters »  genus Tamandua

Scientific synonyms

Myrmecophaga tetradactyla Linnaeus, 1758

Other names

= Collared Anteater
= Lesser Anteater

IUCN category:Least Concern


juvenile animal

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Intertaxon relationships

predator: Leopardus pardalis (Linnaeus, 1758) - Ocelot, Panthera onca (Linnaeus, 1758) - Jaguar

parasite: Amblyomma goeldii Neumann, 1899, Amblyomma nodosum Neumann, 1899

Included taxa

Number of records: 4

subspecies Tamandua tetradactyla nigra (Geoffroy, 1803) - Unstriped tamandua

Tamandua tetradactyla nigra - Unstriped tamandua

subspecies Tamandua tetradactyla quichua Thomas, 1927
subspecies Tamandua tetradactyla straminea (Cope, 1889)
subspecies Tamandua tetradactyla tetradactyla (Linnaeus, 1758)

Links and literature

EN Fossilworks - Paleobiology Database [233569]

Fossilworks - Paleobiology Database [] [as Tamandua tetradactyla (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 11 December 2015
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [21350]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Tamandua tetradactyla (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2014
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Tamandua tetradactyla Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Tamandua tetradactyla (Linnaeus, 1758)]

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