Species Orycteropus afer (Pallas, 1766) (Aardvark)

Biological classification:
  • kingdom: Animalia
  • - phylum: Chordata
  • -- class: Mammalia
  • --- order: Tubulidentata
  • ---- family: Orycteropodidae
  • ----- species: Orycteropus afer
Characteristics:insectivore; height: 60 cm; this animal has a long pig-like snout, large, erect ears and a thick tail; most of the body is naked, only the legs are covered with dark hair; the forefeet have strong claws for digging; it has a long (30 cm), sticky tongue which allows it to catch termites and ants;
Countries:

BW
Botswana
MZ
Mozambique
NA
Namibia
ZA
South Africa
ZW
Zimbabwe
Ecoregions:

AT0119
Maputaland coastal forest mosaic
AT0128
Southern Zanzibar-Inhambane coastal forest mosaic
AT0203
Zambezian Cryptosepalum dry forests
AT0702
Angolan Mopane woodlands
AT0709
Kalahari Acacia-Baikiaea woodlands
AT0717
Southern Africa bushveld
AT0719
Southern Miombo woodlands
AT0725
Zambezian and Mopane woodlands
AT0726
Zambezian Baikiaea woodlands
AT1004
Drakensberg montane grasslands, woodlands and forests
AT1006
Eastern Zimbabwe montane forest-grassland mosaic
AT1009
Highveld grasslands
AT1309
Kalahari xeric savanna
AT1314
Nama Karoo
AT1322
Succulent Karoo
Links:
References:Cillié 1997: 172
Source: wikimedia
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Source: wikimedia
Permission: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Date: 2009-03-08
Place: Naturkunde-Museum Berlin, Germany
Creator: Christfried Naumann
Permission: Public Domain
Source: wikimedia
Permission: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License
Source: wikimedia
Permission: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Date: 2009-03-08
Place: Naturkunde-Museum Berlin, Germany
Creator: Christfried Naumann
Permission: Public Domain

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