Myrmecophaga Linnaeus 1758 (giant anteater)

Mammalia - Xenarthra - Myrmecophagidae

Alternative spelling: Myrmecophagus

Synonyms: Falcifer Rehn 1900, Nunezia Kraglievich 1934

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Parent taxon: Myrmecophagidae according to H. G. McDonald et al. 2008

See also Carroll 1988, Gaudin and Branham 1998, Gray 1825, Hirschfeld 1976, Linnaeus 1758, McKenna and Bell 1997, Salles et al. 2006 and Smith 2007

Sister taxa: Myrmecophagina, Myrmecophaginae, Palaeomyrmedon

Subtaxa: Myrmecophaga tridactyla Nunezia caroloameghinoi

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Type: Myrmecophaga tridactyla

Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Brazil (2 collections), Peru (1), Venezuela (1)

• Blancan of Mexico (1)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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