- The fossil record of the family myrmecophagidae dates to the early miocene period in South America, roughly 25 million years ago. Throughout their evolutionary history, myrmecophagids have maintained a narrow range, though at one point their range may have extended to northern Mexico.
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The fossil record of the family myrmecophagidae dates to the early miocene period in South America, roughly 25 million years ago. Throughout their evolutionary history, myrmecophagids have maintained a narrow range, though at one point their range may have extended to northern Mexico. Taxonomy. Order: Pilosa. Suborder: Folivora
This monophyletic group has a fossil history of at least 65 million years and is considered one of the basal clades of placental mammals. 14 Most xenarthrans remain inadequately studied, and taxonomic uncertainties still exist.
Myrmecophagidae definition is - a family of edentate mammals including the South American ant bear, the tamandua, and the silky anteater.
Abstract. A right metacarpal III represents the first North American record of the giant anteater ( Myrmecophaga tridactyla ). Recovered in northwestern Sonora, Mexico, with a rich vertebrate fauna...
- Christopher A. Shaw, H. Gregory Mcdonald
The Myrmecophagidae family is known only back to the Early Miocene (25 million years ago) in South America, though the fossil record is poor so the group may go back a good deal further. Other anteater species in the Myrmecophagidae family are the semi-arboreal tamandua and the completely arboreal silky anteater.
Mammal Species of the World (v3, 2005) link: Myrmecophagidae Gray, 1825 ITIS link : Myrmecophagidae Gray, 1825 ( mirror ) IUCN link : Myrmecophagidae threatened species
Preyxol (Myrmecophagidae) tir tana yasa ke PILOSA veem ( VERMILINGUA volveyveem ). Gan Gray bak 1825 taneon zo pimtayar.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Riverside Natural History. From scientific Latin Myrmecophagidae, family name (C. L. Bonaparte 1838) from Myrmecophaga, genus name (Linnaeus Systema Naturae (ed. 10, 1758) I. 35; from myrmeco- + -phaga, neuter plural of -phagus see -phagous) + -idae.