Definition of Myrmecophaga jubata
1. Noun. Large shaggy-haired toothless anteater with long tongue and powerful claws; of South America.
Generic synonyms: Anteater, New World Anteater
Group relationships: Genus Myrmecophaga, Myrmecophaga
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Literary usage of Myrmecophaga jubata
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1. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1902)
"2. LESSER ANT-EATER (Tamanduá tetradactyla). tus); walking and rolled up. 1. GREAT ANT-EATER (myrmecophaga jubata). 4-5. THREE-BANDED ARMADILLO (Tolypeutes ..."
2. An Introduction to the Osteology of the Mammalia by William Henry Flower (1885)
"It will be most convenient to describe it from one species, the Great Anteater (myrmecophaga jubata), but it is the same in principle in all the above-named ..."
3. On the Anatomy of Vertebrates by Richard Owen (1868)
"The tongue in myrmecophaga jubata, ib. b, is covered by a smooth shining epithelium, which begins to present a softer, more vascular or mucous character ..."
4. The naturalist on the river Amazons by Henry Walter Bates (1873)
"The great Ant-eater, Tamandua of the natives (myrmecophaga jubata), was not uncommon ... The habits of the myrmecophaga jubata are now pretty well known. ..."
5. The Desert World by Arthur Mangin (1872)
"... lightly over the myriad insects that immediately sally forth to defend theii homes. " The habits of the myrmecophaga jubata are now pretty ..."