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Table 3 Vertebral information and congenital abnormalities in investigated mammalian specimens: Myrmecophagidae (Anteaters)

From: Breaking evolutionary and pleiotropic constraints in mammals: On sloths, manatees and homeotic mutations

Myrmecophagidae (Anteaters)
Collection Species Collection No. Sex Vertebral formula Presacral No. Rud. ribs on vertebrae Skeletal and fibrous abnormalities
   17277 **) F 7C 17T 1T/L 3L 5S 31+Cg 28 V25  
   313 beta **) F 7C 17T 3L 5S 32Cg 27 - Some irregularly shaped tail vertebrae
   312 delta **) - 7C 17T 3L 5S 35Cg 27 -  
   15641 **) F 6C 1C/T 16T 1T/L 1L 1L/S 5S 1S/Cg 35Cg 25.5 V7 Incomplete ossification sternum, oligodactyly
RBINC Tamandua tetradactyla 8986 **) F 7C 17T 1T/L 1L 1L/S 5S 41Cg 26.5 V25 Some irregularly shaped tail vertebrae
   7886 **) F 7C 17T 3L 6S 39Cg 27 - Irregularly shaped tail vertebra
   314 delta **) M 7C 16T 3L 5S 1S/Cg 35Cg 26 -  
   312 gamma **) - 7C 17T 3L 1L/S 5S 37Cg 27.5 -  
  1. *) Skeleton largely absent
  2. **) Died in captivity
  3. Abbreviations: n.a. - not available, C -Cervical, T - Thoracic, L-Lumbar, S - Sacral, Cg - Coccygeal, Cd - Caudal (post thoracic), V - Vertebra, rud. - rudimentary, NCBN - NCB Naturalis, RMCA - Royal Museum for Central Africa Tervuren, RBINC - Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences Brussels, NHM - Natural History Museum London