Taxon profile


Northern Tamandua
Tamandua mexicana (Saussure, 1860)

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

Scientific synonyms

Myrmecophaga tamandua mexicana
Myrmecophaga tamandua var. mexicana Saussure, 1860
Tamandua tetradactyla mexicana Allen, 1906

Other names

= Vested Anteater

Least Concern


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Included taxa

Number of records: 4

subspecies Tamandua mexicana instabilis J. A. Allen, 1904
subspecies Tamandua mexicana mexicana (Saussure, 1860)
subspecies Tamandua mexicana opistholeuca Gray, 1873
subspecies Tamandua mexicana punensis J. A. Allen, 1916

Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [21349]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Tamandua mexicana (Saussure, 1860)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Tamandua mexicana Saussure, 1860]
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 mexicana (Saussure, 1860)]

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