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Myrmecophagidae (anteaters)

Synonyms: Adiastaltidae; Anathitidae

Wikipedia Abstract

The Myrmecophagidae are a family of anteaters, the name being derived from the Ancient Greek words for 'ant' and 'eat' (myrmeco- and phagos). Two genera and three species are in the family, consisting of the giant anteater, and the tamanduas. The fossil Eurotamandua from the Messel Pit in Germany may be an early anteater, but its status is currently debated.
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Myrmecophaga (giant anteater) (2)
Neotamandua (5)
Protamandua (1)
Tamandua (tamanduas) (2)

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External References

Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0