Giant Anteater

Myrmecophaga tridactyla

Classification

DOMAIN EUKARYA


KINGDOM ANIMALIA:

  • all animals are in the Kingdom Animalia
  • all animals are Multicellular
  • All animals are Heterotrophs


PHYLUM CHORDATA:

  • The animals in this Phylum have a notochord.
  • Lying dorsal to the gut but ventral to the central nervous system, it stiffens the body and acts as support during locomotion.

  • SUB-PHYLUM Vertebrata:

    • All vertibrades have a back bone



    CLASS Mammalia:

    Mammals


    ORDER Pilosa:

    SLOTHS, AND ANTEATER'S


    FAMILY Myrmecophagidae:

    • ONLY ANTEATERS
    • BIG OR SMALL


    GENUS Myrmecophaga:

    GIANT ANTEATERS ONLY!

    ADAPTATIONS

    PHYSICAL - BEHAVURAL

    PHISICAL:

    Range mass = to 39 kg - 65 to 85.90 lbs.


    Range length = 1 to 1.2 ft =1.28 to 3.94 ft


    Average basal metabolic rate = 4.53w



    PRETITORS

    MOUNTIAN LIONS

    Jaguars (NOT THE CARS!)


    RANGE:

    Central and South Africa, from Guatemala to northern Argentina.


    FOOD:

    Ants and termites




    BEHAVURAL:

    Giant anteater's are mostly solitarry, accept for mother-young pairs.

    DISCRIPTION

    The Anteater has a very sticky tongue. The fur of an anteater is brown with black and white stripes. the anteater has a BIG furry tail.