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Tamandua tetradactyla Linnaeus 1758 (southern tamandua)

Osteichthyes - Placentalia - Myrmecophagidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 233569

Alternative combination: Myrmecophaga tetradactyla

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

Belongs to Tamandua according to P. Smith 2007

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Tamandua tetradactyla punensis

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 91.4, fibula length 80.6, humerus length 89.9, radius length 75.9, scapula 57.8 x 65.0, skull 131.8 x 43.4, tibia length 89.5, ulna length 97.4

Estimated body mass: 3.11 kg based on femur length, humerus length, tibia length, and ulna length