Myrmecophaga

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Myrmecophaga

a genus in the family of anteaters (Myrmecophagidae).

Myrmecophaga tetradactyla (syn. Tamandua tetradactyla)
the tamandua, an arboreal anteater with a prehensile tail and a yellow ochre color.
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Native to Central and South America, giant anteaters have no teeth but their tongues can measure up to half a metre long.
Although the Honduran Program of Biological Monitoring had wide coverage, reports of the giant anteater came only from the Honduran Mosquitia with two reports in the area of Rus Rus, one from Patuca National Park, and one from Tapalwas.
That giant anteater was one of 75 or so that the scientists caught and outfitted with radio collars during a three-year study of anteater ecology and behavior.
Estimates of giant anteater population size or density are scarce, and available data precludes direct comparisons since they were obtained by different methods (Shaw et al.
This is the first record of the giant anteater in North America,says paleontologist H.
The giant anteater gave birth to a baby on March 18 - and Andrew said: "It'll be interesting to see if she passes her love of yoghurt on to her youngster.
The killing of a giant anteater that I observed occurred 27 August 2005 (14[degrees]29'43'N, 084[degrees]58'39"W).
org) celebrated the birth of a female giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) on July 8, 2006.
Paul Stewart, Mount Stewart garden and park manager, said: "This replaces a giant anteater piece which died a few years ago.
Also arriving this year was a rare baby giant anteater.
Gros has documented that among endangered mammals living in the reserve are jaguar, ocelot, margay, Baird's tapir, white-lipped peccary, Central American spider monkey, and giant anteater.
30,000 ants will be gobbled up by a South American Giant Anteater.