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Class Mammalia
Order Pilosa
Family Myrmecophagidae

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Myrmecophaga tridactyla Linnaeus 1758—Giant Anteater

Regional Pleistocene distribution of Myrmecophaga tridactyla

The Giant Anteater currently lives in South and Central America. The only record (a third metacarpal) from North America is from the Irvingtonian site of El Golfo.

Sites.

Irvingtonian: El Golfo (Croxen et al. 2007, Shaw and McDonald 1987).

Literature.

Croxen et al. 2007; Shaw and McDonald 1987.

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Last Update: 20 Oct 2013