Posts tagged anteater

"The Smallest Anteater" (The Silky Anteater, Cyclopes didactylus dorsus)
This anteater is slow-moving and largely arboreal, much like their sloth cousins. However, they also have a partially prehensile tail, and eat, well, ants. Sometimes they also eat other insects that pass by them, but they don’t produce chitinase, so they can’t fully digest those bugs.
Types of Animal Life. St. George Mivart, 1893.

"The Smallest Anteater" (The Silky Anteater, Cyclopes didactylus dorsus)

This anteater is slow-moving and largely arboreal, much like their sloth cousins. However, they also have a partially prehensile tail, and eat, well, ants. Sometimes they also eat other insects that pass by them, but they don’t produce chitinase, so they can’t fully digest those bugs.

Types of Animal Life. St. George Mivart, 1893.

Giant Ant-Eater, Duck-Bill, Scaly Ant-Eater [Pangolin], Bristly Armadillo, Three-Toed Sloth
These are just awesome animals, all on one plate. How could I not post it? The Bristly Armadillo is listed as Dasypus setosus, but is now known as Euphractus sexcinctus, the Six-Banded Armadillo.
Natural History of the Animal Kingdom, for use of Young People. W. F. Kirby, 1889.

Giant Ant-Eater, Duck-Bill, Scaly Ant-Eater [Pangolin], Bristly Armadillo, Three-Toed Sloth

These are just awesome animals, all on one plate. How could I not post it? The Bristly Armadillo is listed as Dasypus setosus, but is now known as Euphractus sexcinctus, the Six-Banded Armadillo.

Natural History of the Animal Kingdom, for use of Young People. W. F. Kirby, 1889.

Comparison of development and adult forms of some mammalian brains. 
1. Six-banded Armadillo [Tatou Encoubert]
2. Temminck’s Pangolin [Pangolin de Temminck]
3. Giant Anteater [Fourmilier Tamanoir]
4. Aardvark [Oryctérope du Cap]
Memoire sur les Formes Cerebrals. Paul Gervais, 1853.

Comparison of development and adult forms of some mammalian brains. 

1. Six-banded Armadillo [Tatou Encoubert]

2. Temminck’s Pangolin [Pangolin de Temminck]

3. Giant Anteater [Fourmilier Tamanoir]

4. Aardvark [Oryctérope du Cap]

Memoire sur les Formes Cerebrals. Paul Gervais, 1853.




A selection from Zoological lectures delivered at the Royal Institution. George Shaw, 1809.

A selection from Zoological lectures delivered at the Royal Institution. George Shaw, 1809.