Definition of Orycteropus afer

1. Noun. Nocturnal burrowing mammal of the grasslands of Africa that feeds on termites; sole extant representative of the order Tubulidentata.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Orycteropus Afer

Orthotomus
Orthotomus sutorius
Ortilis vetula macalli
Orton
Ortonesque
Orudis
Orudis KT
Orunmila
Oruvail
Orville
Orville Wright
Orwell
Orwellian
Orycteropodidae
Orycteropus
Orycteropus afer
Oryctolagus
Oryctolagus cuniculus
Oryol
Oryx gazella
Oryza sativa
Oryzomys
Oryzomys palustris
Oryzopsis
Oryzopsis hymenoides
Oryzopsis miliacea
Osage
Osage River
Osages
Osaka

Literary usage of Orycteropus afer

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1. Jock of the Bushveld by Percy Fitzpatrick (1907)
"ANTBEAR, AARDVARK (D) (orycteropus afer). ANT-HEAP, mound made by termites or ' white ants.' Usually formed by one colony of ..."

2. South-West Africa by William Eveleigh (1915)
"That strange creature, the ant-bear, or Dutch aard vark, orycteropus afer, which lives entirely on ants and termites, is responsible for a good deal of ..."

3. Sport in East Central Africa: Being an Account of Hunting Trips in by Frederick Vaughan Kirby (1899)
"Throughout Northern Portuguese Zambesia and the Mozambique Province the ant-bear (orycteropus afer), the caracal (Felis caracal), the Kaffir cat (Felis ..."

4. Southern Africa: South Africa * Namibia * Botswana * Zimbabweby Bernard Joliat by Bernard Joliat (2000)
"There are Aardvark orycteropus afer The name comes from the Afrikaans for"earth pig".This Rot or pachyderm? four kinds of pangolins in Africa, ..."

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