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

Andrew M. Burton, Gerardo Ceballos González

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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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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22201/ie.20074484e.2006.10.1.142

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