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Giant Anteater

Myrmecophaga tridactyla


Giant Anteater - Observed on the way from Annai to Lethem (North Rupununi)

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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 months ago

Congratulations on your SOTD - Great find !

LeanneGardner 7 months ago

Congratulations SeanGY. Great find.

triggsturner 7 months ago

Great spotting and congrats for your SOTD.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 months ago


Jonathan Sequeira
Jonathan Sequeira 7 months ago

Felicitaciones por el SOTD. magnifico hallazgo.

DanielePralong 7 months ago

Congratulations SeanGY, your Giant Anteater is our Spotting of the Day! I have edited your spotting and filled the scientific name field in for you.

"Spotting of the Day! The common name's got it right: the Giant Anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) is the largest of all four living species of anteaters. Together with sloths, anteaters belong to the order Pilosa (from the Latin word for "hairy"), a group of placental mammals still in existence only in the Americas. The giant anteater's impressive long snout is formed by the fusion of the upper and lower jaw, and houses a sticky tongue with a length of up to 50 cm. Due to regional extirpations this species is listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN".



Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 months ago

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Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo, Guyana

Lat: 3.88, Long: -59.37

Spotted on May 12, 2018
Submitted on Jun 13, 2018

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