Northern-most record of the collared anteater (Tamandua mexicana) from the Pacific slope of Mexico

Andrew M. Burton, Gerardo Ceballos González


Abstract: We report the first record for the collared anteater (Tamandua mexicana) from Colima, Mexico. This record represents a northern range expansion along the Pacific slope. The presence of T. mexicana in Colima can be explained by two different mutually exlcusive hypotheses; the first is that the species has been historically present and was not recorded earlier; the second one is that the collared anteater has just recently dispersed into the state. We strongly support the second hypothesis.


Key words: Tamandua mexicana, Colima, record.


Palabras clave: Tamandua mexicana, Colima, nuevo registro.

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