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Tamandua mexicana

Tamandua mexicana (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Ordo: Pilosa
Subordo: Vermilingua
Familia: Myrmecophagidae
Genus: Tamandua
Species: Tamandua mexicana
Subspecies: T. m. instabilis - T. m. opistholeuca - T. m. punensis

Name

Tamandua mexicana Saussure, 1860

Type locality: México, "Tabasco"

References

* Tamandua mexicana on Mammal Species of the World.
Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2 Volume Set edited by Don E. Wilson, DeeAnn M. Reeder
* Rev. Mag. Zool. Paris, ser. 2, 12: 9.

Vernacular names
Internationalization
English: Northern Tamandua
Magyar: Északi hangyász
Nederlands: Noordelijke boommiereneter
Polski: Tamandua północny
தமிழ்: மெக்சிக்கோ எறும்புண்ணி

The Northern Tamandua (Tamandua mexicana) is a species of tamandua anteater in the Myrmecophagidae family. It is found in Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, and moist savanna.[2] The northern tamandua is distinguishable from its southern relative by the "V" of black fur on its back.[3]

References

1. ^ Gardner, Alfred L. (16 November 2005). "Order Pilosa (pp. 100-103)". In Wilson, Don E., and Reeder, DeeAnn M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2 vols. (2142 pp.). pp. 102-103. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3/browse.asp?id=11800043.
2. ^ a b Meritt, D., Samudio, R. & Members of the IUCN SSC Edentate Specialist Group 2008.0. Tamandua mexicana. In: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. www.iucnredlist.org Downloaded on 03 November 2010.
3. ^ "San Diego Zoo's Animal Bytes: Tamandua or Lesser Anteater." Welcome to the San Diego Zoo. 2009 Zoological Society of San Diego. 16 Aug. 2009 http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-tamandua.html

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