Silky Anteater

Silky Anteater Range Map (C & S America)
Silky Anteater Range Map (C & S America)
Attribution: IUCN, species assessors & spatial data authors

Latin Name Cyclopes didactylus
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location Central & South America
Colour Grey/Yellowish
Length 16 - 21 cm (6.5 - 8.5 inches)
Tail 16 - 23 cm (6.5 - 9 inches)
Weight 150 - 275 g (5 - 10 oz)
Life Expectancy

2 - 3 Yrs (In Captivity)


Silky Anteaters can be found in the forests of Central and South America.


There are seven subspecies of the Silky Anteater:

Cyclopes didactylus catellus
Cyclopes didactylus didactylus
Cyclopes didactylus dorsalis
Cyclopes didactylus eva
Cyclopes didactylus ida
Cyclopes didactylus melini
Cyclopes didactylus mexicanus

Interesting Facts

The Silky Anteater is also known as:
Pygmy Anteater

Similar Animals

Giant Anteater
Northern Tamandua
Southern Tamandua


Contact         About         Glossary         Site Map         Privacy Policy

CC 2006 - 2014