Definition of Myrmecophaga

1. Noun. Type genus of the Myrmecophagidae; South American ant bear.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Myrmecophaga

Myrica
Myrica cerifera
Myrica gale
Myrica pensylvanica
Myricaceae
Myricales
Myricaria
Myricaria germanica
Myriophyllum
Myristica
Myristica fragrans
Myristicaceae
Myrmecia
Myrmecobius
Myrmecobius fasciatus
Myrmecophaga (current term)
Myrmecophaga jubata
Myrmecophagidae
Myrmeleon
Myrmeleontidae
Myrmidon
Myroxylon balsamum
Myroxylon balsamum pereirae
Myroxylon pereirae
Myroxylon toluiferum
Myrrhis
Myrrhis odorata
Myrsinaceae
Myrsine

Literary usage of Myrmecophaga

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"Myrmecophaga, Lin. The Ant-Eaters are hairy animals with a long muzzle terminated by a small toothless mouth, from which is protruded a filiform tongue ..."

2. Catalogue of Carnivorous, Pachydermatous, and Edentate Mammalia in the by John Edward Gray (1869)
"The ribs of the skeleton of Myrmecophaga figured by Cuvier (Oss. Foss. vt 9) and ... Myrmecophaga. Toes 4.5. Palatine and pterygoid bones united beneath the ..."

3. A Text-book of Zoology by Thomas Jeffery Parker, William Aitcheson Haswell (1921)
"There are, at most, the rudiments of post-orbital pro- FIG. 1150.—Skull of Ant-eater (Myrmecophaga), lateral view, ..."

4. 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 ..."

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