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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Myrmecophagidae — a genus of anteaters.


From Tupian or Portuguese tamanduá ("anteater"). (Wiktionary)


  • Three species of ant-eaters (Myrmecophaga tridactyla, Cyclopes didactylus, and Tamandua tetradactyla), armadillos (Dasypus spp.), and deer (Mazama gouazoubira and M. americana) also inhabit this region.

    Solimões-Japurá moist forest

  • Some notable mammals are white‑tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus, white‑lipped peccary Tayassu pecary, collared peccary Tayassu tajacu, Central American tapir Tapirus bairdii (VU), white‑face monkey Cebus capucinus and spider monkey Ateles geoffroyi, howler monkey Alouatta palliata, collared anteater Tamandua tetradactyla, jaguar Panthera onca (VU), margay Felis wiedii (VU), jaguarundi F. yagouaroundi and ocelot F. pardalis (VU).

    Area de Conservación Guanacaste, Costa Rica

  • Large numbers of mammals live in these forests including endangered species of spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi) which use the corridors of rivers through the dry forest, as well as various cats such as Felis onca, F. concolor, F. pardalis, F. wiedi and F. yaguaroundi, tapir (Tapirus bairdii), anteaters (Tamandua mexicana) and many others.

    Central American dry forests

  • Characteristic species of fauna in the ecoregion include the anteater (Tamandua tetradactyla punensus), the black napped squirrel (Sciurus stramineus), the iguana (Iguana iguana), and various species of birds such as parrots and parakeets, magpies, and some furnarids.

    Tumbes-Piura dry forests

  • Other mammals include Central American tapir Tapirus bardii (V), Caribbean manatee Trichechus manatus (V), spider monkey Ateles geoffroyi (V), howler monkey Alouatta villosa, kinkajou Potos flavus, white-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus, red brocket Mazama americana, peccaries Tayassu pecari and T. tajacu, paca Agouti paca, tayra Eira barbara and collared anteater Tamandua tetradactyla.

    Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Mexico

  • Of these there are four well-known species, the great Ant-bear, or Tamanoir; the Tamandua, or little Ant-bear; another little ant-bear, the Ringed Tamandua; and a very small species that differs much from the other three.

    Quadrupeds, What They Are and Where Found A Book of Zoology for Boys

  • The Portuguese call it _Tamandua_; the Spaniards, _Osa hormiguero_ (_i. e._, ant-hill bear).

    Heads and Tales : or, Anecdotes and Stories of Quadrupeds and Other Beasts, Chiefly Connected with Incidents in the Histories of More or Less Distinguished Men.

  • But we saw no snakes, just crab-eating foxes and another Southern Tamandua.

    NYT > Home Page

  • We came across capuchin monkeys and tamarins swinging through the trees, red-footed tortoises retracting into their shells, cutias small rodents, marsh deer, Brazilian tapirs, a raccoonlike ringed-tail coati dashing across our path, and a small anteater called a Southern Tamandua climbing up a tree branch.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Tamandua tetradactyla, about 3 feet long; and the Silky Anteater source

    The Orange County Register - News Headlines : News


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