Giant Anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) - ROM2004_941_7


Giant Anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla)

Geography: South America
Date: Acquired on November 16, 1910
length=54; width=14; height=25 inches
    • Attributes
    • Objects
    • Taxonomy
    • KingdomAnimalia
    • PhylumChordata
    • ClassMammalia
    • OrderEdentata
    • FamilyMyrmecophagidae
    • GenusMyrmecophaga
    • SpecificEpithettridactyla
Object number: 1011160004
On view
DescriptionGiant anteaters do not have teeth. They feed on ants and termites by extending an extraordinarily long and sticky tongue into nests that they have ripped apart with their clawed forefeet. The forefeet are adapted to digging and make for awkward walking.
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