Definition of Great anteater
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 Great anteater
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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The great anteater is terrestrial in habits, not burrowing underground like armadillos. Though generally an inoffensive animal, when attacked it can defend ..."
2. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1855)
"ON THE SIZE OF THE RED CORPUSCLES OF THE BLOOD OF THE great anteater ... The Great Anteater has larger blood-corpuscles than any yet examined in the other ..."
3. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1904)
"Like the great anteater, the tamandua is essentially a forest animal, and terrestrial, rarely if ever ascending trees, though its long, hooked claws would ..."
4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The great anteater is quite terrestrial iit its habits, being never known to climb trees, nor does it burrow underground like the Armadillos. ..."
5. 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 ..."