Definition of Myrmecophagidae
1. Noun. New World anteaters.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Family
Group relationships: Suborder Xenarthra, Xenarthra
Member holonyms: Anteater, New World Anteater, Genus Myrmecophaga, Myrmecophaga, Cyclopes, Genus Cyclopes, Genus Tamandua
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Myrmecophagidae
Literary usage of Myrmecophagidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Zoology: An Elementary Text-book by Arthur Everett Shipley, Ernest William MacBride (1901)
"This is only the case with one small family, the Ant-eaters, or Myrmecophagidae, which, like Echidna, have lost their teeth through disuse. ..."
2. A Text-book of Zoology by Thomas Jeffery Parker, William Aitcheson Haswell (1921)
"1245) are Edentates, mostly of enormous size and massive build, which combine certain of the features now characteristic of the Ant-eaters (Myrmecophagidae) ..."