HAYSSEN, V. (2011)

Tamandua tetradactyla (Pilosa: Myrmecophagidae)

MAMMALIAN SPECIES 43(875):64-74.
American Society of Mammalogists


Tamandua tetradactyla (Linnaeus, 1758), comm on ly called the southern tamandua, is 1 of 2 extant, primarily arboreal anteaters.
It is distributed over northern and central South America east of the Andes and uses a diverse array of habitats including Chaco, grasslands, and transitional forests. Its diet is primarily one of social ants and termites. It is listed as " Least Concern" by the IUCN due to its wide distribution. Primary threats to T tetradactyla are fire , habitat loss , highway mortality, and hunting.

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