Southern Tamandua

Southern Tamandua
Photographer: Sinara Conessa

Southern Tamandua Range Map (South America)
Southern Tamandua Range Map (South America)
Attribution: IUCN, species assessors & spatial data authors

Latin Name Tamandua tetradactyla
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location South America
Colour Pale Yellow & Black
Length 53 - 88 cm (21 - 34.6 inches)
Tail 37 - 60 cm (14.5 - 23.5 inches)
Weight 3.5 - 8.5 Kgs (7.75 - 19 lbs)
Life Expectancy



Southern Tamanduas can be found in South America.


There are four subspecies of the Southern Tamandua:

Tamandua tetradactyla nigra
Tamandua tetradactyla quichua
Tamandua tetradactyla straminea
Tamandua tetradactyla tetradactyla

Interesting Facts

The Southern Tamandua is also known as:
Collard Anteater
Lesser Anteater

Similar Animals

Silky Anteater
Giant Anteater
Northern Tamandua


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