Tayra (Eira barbara)
|Also known as:||Greyheaded tayra|
|Spanish:||Amingo, Cabeza De Mate, Gato Negro, Tolomuco|
- The tayra is one of the most common predators throughout its range, which extends from Mexico to northern Argentina.
- A solitary species mainly active during the day, the tayra is an omnivore, feeding on fruit, honey, insects, small vertebrates and carrion.
- The tayra is a forest dwelling mustelid, found both in the trees and on the forest floor.
- The female tayra gives birth to between one and three young, although twins are most common.
Classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).
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IUCN Red List (July, 2010)