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Myrmecophaga tridactyla Linnaeus 1758 (giant anteater)

Osteichthyes - Placentalia - Myrmecophagidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 48923

Alternative combinations: Myrmecophaga trydactyla, Tamandua tridactyla

Synonyms: Falcifer jubata Linnaeus 1766 (no. 233566), Myrmecophaga centralis Lyon 1906 (no. 233567), Myrmecophaga iubata Linnaeus 1766 (no. 233563), Myrmecophaga jubata Linnaeus 1766 (no. 233562)

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 Myrmecophaga according to P. Smith 2007

Sister taxon: Nunezia caroloameghinoi

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 245.0, femur diameter 20.1, humerus length 185.0, humerus diameter 19.2, radius length 190.0, radius diameter 20.0, scapula 80.0 x 97.0, skull 358.2 x 62.0, tibia length 195.0, tibia diameter 18.7, ulna length 235.0

Estimated body mass: 35.9 kg based on femur diameter, femur length, humerus diameter, humerus length, tibia diameter, tibia length, and ulna length