Eira barbara (Linnaeus, 1758)

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: 946

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.15560/16.4.939

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/5B089B20-D772-BD68-FF58-FB911B67FA63

treatment provided by

Marcus

scientific name

Eira barbara (Linnaeus, 1758)
status

 

Eira barbara (Linnaeus, 1758)  

Figure 2F

Material examined. COSTA RICA • Puntarenas Prov- ince, Piedras Blancas National Park ; stations ID 1–5, 11, 19–21 ( Table 3); first capture on 20 June 2016; camera trap photos   .

Identification. The Tayra is a large, long-legged mustelid, all dark except for a slightly paler head and a cream-colored patch on the throat. It is easily distinguished from similar species (Jaguarundi and Neotropical River Otter) by its dark bushy tail ( Wainwright and Arias 2007).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Carnivora

Family

Mustelidae

Genus

Eira