Giant Anteater Skull Replica

$166.00

The Giant Anteater is an insectivore that eats termites and ants. This species has a long sticky tongue used for lapping its small prey from within their mounds, and their tongues can reach 18 inches in length.

Description

Giant Anteater Skull Replica measures 15 inches. Giant Anteater Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Made in USA. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum anteater skull exhibit, home décor skull, or office décor skull.

The Giant Anteater or Myrmecophaga tridactyla, also known as the ant bear, is a large insectivorous mammal native to Central and South America. It is one of four living species of anteaters and is classified with sloths in the order Pilosa. This species is mostly terrestrial.

The giant anteater or Myrmecophaga tridactyla can be identified by its large size, elongated muzzle, and long bushy tail. It has a total body length of 5.97 to 7.12 ft. Males weigh 73 to 110 lb. and females weigh 60 to 104 lb., making the giant anteater the biggest extant species in its suborder.

The head of the giant anteater or Myrmecophaga tridactyla, at 12 inches long, is particularly elongated, even when compared to other anteaters. Its tubular snout, which ends in its tiny mouth opening and nostrils, takes up most of its head. Its eyes and ears are relatively small.

It has poor eyesight, but its sense of smell is 40 times more sensitive than that of humans. Giant anteaters or Myrmecophaga tridactyla can live around 16 years in captivity.

The Giant Anteater or Myrmecophaga tridactyla neck is especially thick compared to the back of the head, and a small hump can be found at the back of the neck. The coat is mostly grayish, brown or black and salted with white.

The forelimbs are white, with black bands around the wrists, while the hind limbs are dark. Thick black bands with white outlines stretch from throat to shoulder, ending in triangular points. The body ends in a brown tail. The coat hairs are long, especially on the tail. A stiff mane stretches along the back.

Myrmecophaga tridactyla, the Giant Anteater can be found in Savanna grasslands, swamps and humid forests of North East South America, Belize – North Argentina.

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Additional information

Weight 12 lbs
Dimensions 15 in
Giant Anteater Facts:

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Pilosa
Family: Myrmecophagidae
Genus: Myrmecophaga
Linnaeus 1758
Species: M. tridactyla
Binomial name: Myrmecophaga tridactyla
Conservation status: Vulnerable