Definition of Scaly anteater

1. Noun. Toothless mammal of southern Africa and Asia having a body covered with horny scales and a long snout for feeding on ants and termites.

Exact synonyms: Anteater, Pangolin
Generic synonyms: Eutherian, Eutherian Mammal, Placental, Placental Mammal
Group relationships: Genus Manis, Manis

Definition of Scaly anteater

1. Noun. Any of several species of pangolin. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scaly Anteater

scalpriform incisors
scaly-sided merganser
scaly anteater (current term)
scaly anteaters
scaly fern
scaly leg
scaly lentinus
scaly pholiota
scaly polypore
scaly ringworm
scaly tetter
scam artist

Literary usage of Scaly anteater

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

1. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1896)
"These are—(1) Mania (the scaly anteater), from the Pliocene of Samos ; (2) Rhinoceros, which existed in various parts of Europe from Miocene up to ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... about the size ot a rat, of a general yellowish colour, and exclusively arboreal in its habits. The name scaly anteater b applied to the pangolin (?.». ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... with others of the cat tribe, the small black bear, the scaly anteater, several Asiatic lemurs and monkeys, and of greater significance than all, ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"... spotted hyena, aard wolf, wild cat, long-eared fox, jackals of various kinds, the das^ic or rock rabbit, the scaly anteater, ..."

5. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1905)
"Habits of the scaly anteater from Java [Mania]. Leiden, Notes Mus. Jentink, 23, 1903, (183-184). ..."

6. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1906)
"236) "procured the skins of an adult and of a young scaly anteater at Hainan," which, he says, "have much in common with the South-China species. ..."

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