Many people know organisms only by the common names, or "vernacular" names. Unlike scientific names, common names are almost always different for speakers of different languages. They may also vary regionally within a language. This tab shows all the common names provided to EOL for this organism from a variety of providers, including EOL curators. Currently we can only set one preferred common name per language on a given EOL page, but all the names should be searchable.

Common names listed by language

Preferred marks the preferred name for each language.


Name Sources Status
Mexican collared anteater NCBI Taxonomy Trusted
Northern tamandua Anage Data, Animal Diversity Web Descriptions, IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), NCBI Taxonomy, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted


Name Sources Status
Kierteishäntämuurahaiskarhu Kari Pihlaviita Trusted
Meksikontamandua Kari Pihlaviita Trusted


Name Sources Status
Brazo fuerte Conabio Trusted
Oso hormiguero Conabio, IUCN Red List Trusted
Oso melero IUCN Red List Trusted
Oso mielero IUCN Red List Trusted
tamandua IUCN Red List Trusted


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