Northern tamandua

Northern tamandua

Order : Xenarthra
Family : Myrmecophagidae
Species : Tamandua mexicana

 

Keywords: black

The Northern tamandua is listed as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Some facts about the
Northern tamandua

Adult weight : 4.5 kg (9.9 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 16 years

Basal metabolic rate : 5 W

Body mass : 3.884 kg (8.5448 lbs)

Temperature : 31.85 °C (89.33 °F)

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Facts about the northern tamandua

Also, this is a site where Tamandua anteater (Tamandua mexicana) is not particularly rare to see. (Full text)

Also, this is a site where Tamandua anteater (Tamandua mexicana) is not particularly rare to see. (Full text)

The northern tamandua is found from Mexico to northern Ecuador, while the second species replaces it in the rest of South America. (Full text)

The northern tamandua is about two feet long and also has a tail as long as its body. (Full text)

The Tamandua Mexicana is externally identical to the Southern Tamandua except that the Northern Tamandua is distinguished from it by characters of the skull. (Full text)

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