Two members of this group are found as far northward as Southeastern Mexico, the other two members begin their northernmost range in Cental America. The ranges of three members of this group overlap to eastern Brazil. Two species extend southward to Uruguay.
- A silky anteater (Cyclopes didactylus) living in the rainforests of Panama. (Photo by Michael Fogden. Bruce Coleman, Inc. Reproduced by permission.)
- A silky anteater (Cyclopes didactylus) hangs from a tree in a defensive posture in the Caroni Swamp, Trinidad. (Photo by © Kevin Schafer/ Corbis. Reproduced by permission.)
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