tamandua, t-man′dū-a, n. an arboreal ant-eater with prehensile tail.
I observe that Rudolphi distinctly refers to this edentate as the tamandua.
The second species of tamandua—that is, in size—is quite a different creature.
tamandua has also retia, which are also found in the Spider-monkeys.
It had come close to the tree that contained the tamandua, and saw the quadruped taking its siesta upon the branch.
When left by the tamandua to their own devices there were myriads still surviving.
The tamandua is much less than the tamanoir, being only three and a half feet in length, while the latter is over seven.
Figs. 107 and 108 show the entire abdominal portion of the alimentary tract in tamandua bivittata, the little ant-eater of Brazil.
The great ant-eater (Myrmecophăga jubata) lives on the ground; the much smaller tamandua and Cycloturus are arboreal.
Like the last genus, tamandua has a rudimentary clavicle, this bone being well developed in the little Cycloturus.