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SPECIES Tamandua tetradactyla

Author:Linnaeus, 1758.
Citation:Syst. Nat., 10th ed., 1: 35.
Common Name:Southern Tamandua
Type Locality:"America meridionali;" restricted to Brazil, Pernambuco, Pernambuco (= Recife), by Thomas (1911a).
Distribution:South America east of the Andes from Colombia, Venezuela, Trinidad, and the Guianas, south to Uruguay and N Argentina.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:The names longicaudata, nigra, opisthomelas, and tamandua, cannot be assigned to subspecies with certainty because their type localities are too general.
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SUBSPECIES tetradactyla

SUBSPECIES nigra

SUBSPECIES quichua

SUBSPECIES straminea

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