Definition of Spiny anteater

1. Noun. A burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites; native to New Guinea.

Exact synonyms: Anteater, Echidna
Generic synonyms: Egg-laying Mammal, Monotreme
Group relationships: Genus Zaglossus, Zaglossus



2. Noun. A burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites; native to Australia.
Exact synonyms: Anteater, Echidna
Generic synonyms: Egg-laying Mammal, Monotreme
Group relationships: Genus Tachyglossus, Tachyglossus

Definition of Spiny anteater

1. Noun. (zoology) A common name for echidna. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spiny Anteater

spintos
spintrian
spintronic
spintronics
spinula
spinulae
spinule
spinules
spinulescent
spinulose
spinward
spinworthy
spiny
spiny-finned fish
spiny-headed worm
spiny anteater (current term)
spiny anteaters
spiny dogfish
spiny lizard
spiny lobster
spiny lobsters
spiny oyster
spiny puffer
spiny softshell
spiny softshell turtle
spiny spider crab
spiny spider crabs
spiny talinum
spinyhead
spiodea

Literary usage of Spiny anteater

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1. An Introduction to the Mammalian Dentition by Thomas Wingate Todd (1918)
"Since one of the existing Monotremes, the spiny anteater of Australia and New ... Certain bodily features however occur in both spiny anteater and Duckbill ..."

2. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"... and the spiny anteater of Australia, Echidna, are without teeth at any time, but many mammals which do not possess them when adult, have rudimentary ..."

3. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"Dermal papillae occur on the FIG. 545. — Diagrammatic longitudinal sections through the distal ends of the digits of mammals. A, spiny anteater ..."

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