Tamandua mexicana (Saussure, 1860)

Beal, Maxwell R. W., Matzinger, Parker J., Saborío-R., Guido, Noguera Bristan, Jonathan & Olson, Erik R., 2020, Survey of medium-sized and large mammals of Piedras Blancas National Park, Costa Rica, Check List 16 (4), pp. 939-950: 944-945

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.15560/16.4.939

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/5B089B20-D770-BD69-FCDD-F9651FDDFFE1

treatment provided by

Marcus

scientific name

Tamandua mexicana (Saussure, 1860)
status

 

Tamandua mexicana (Saussure, 1860)  

Figure 2B

Material examined. COSTA RICA • Puntarenas Prov- ince, Piedras Blancas National Park ; stations ID 3–4, 13, 15–16, 18, 20 ( Table 3); first capture on 9 July 2016; cam- era trap photos   .

Identification. The Northern Tamandua   is the only species of its genus in Central America ( Hall 1981). It has a golden-brown coat and a prehensile tail. It folds claws of the forefeet inward when walking ( Wainwright and Arias 2007).

Beal et al. | Medium-sized and large mammals of Piedras Blancas National Park 945

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Pilosa

Family

Myrmecophagidae

Genus

Tamandua