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Myrmecophaga Linnaeus 1758 (giant anteater)

Osteichthyes - Placentalia - Myrmecophagidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 43654

Alternative spelling: Myrmecophagus

Synonyms: Falcifer Rehn 1900 (no. 233565), Nunezia Kraglievich 1934 (no. 337010)

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

Sister taxa: Myrmecophagina, Myrmecophaginae, Palaeomyrmedon

Subtaxa: Myrmecophaga tridactyla, Nunezia caroloameghinoi

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Type: Myrmecophaga tridactyla

Ecology: scansorial insectivore