Country reported: Brazil

The arboreal giant anteater is a cryptid species of giant anteater (Myrmecophaga) reported to exist in the Amazon Rainforest by Dutch primatologist Marc van Roosmalen.[1] It is smaller than the true giant anteater, but has a similar bushy tail, not like the prehensile tail of the tamandua. The markings on its chest, however, are more like those of a tamandua than a giant anteater.[2]

Van Roosmalen said in an interview that this and the onça-canguçú are the only animals which he lacked genetic samples of, although he seen and apparently filmed a video of the anteater.[3]

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