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giant anteater

n.
A large tropical American anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) having an elongated narrow snout, long sticky tongue, and large shaggy tail.
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gi′ant ant′eater


n.
a large tropical American anteater, Myrmecophaga tridactyla, with a long, bushy tail.
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Noun1.giant anteater - large shaggy-haired toothless anteater with long tongue and powerful clawsgiant anteater - large shaggy-haired toothless anteater with long tongue and powerful claws; of South America
New World anteater, anteater - any of several tropical American mammals of the family Myrmecophagidae which lack teeth and feed on ants and termites
genus Myrmecophaga, Myrmecophaga - type genus of the Myrmecophagidae; South American ant bear
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Gait analysis in giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) with the use of a pressure-sensitive walkway.
Las secuencias del grupo II (KU y KR) fueron aisladas de Myrmecophaga tridactyla y Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis, respectivamente.
For example, one maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus) and six giant anteaters (Myrmecophaga tridactyla), both classified nationally as vulnerable (Machado et al., 2008), were found killed inside the Paresi Indigenous Land.
Myrmecophaga tridactyla (Linnaeus, 1758), Priodontes maximus (Kerr, 1792), Puma concolor (Linnaeus, 1771), Puma yagouaroundi (E.
The giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) population is decreasing, and this species has been classified as "vulnerable" (MIRANDA & MEDRI, 2010).
"The largest functional richness losses may be yet to come because functional redundancy is low for many taxa including vulnerable species like the giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla ) that now has no functional equivalent," Davis wrote in the study.
The medium to large mammals with matching accounts were: red brocket (Mazama americana), South American coati (Nasua nasua), common fox (Cerdocyon thous), giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla), southern tamandua (Tamandua tetradactyla), paca (Cuniculus paca), and capybara (Hydrochoerus hidrochaeris).
(2013) studied the branches of the femoral nerves in the giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) and found that the origins in the right and left antimeres occurred from ventral branches of the first, second and third lumbar spinal nerves.
Identification of bisegmented double-stranded RNA virus (Picobirnavirus) in faeces of giant anteaters (Myrmecophaga tridactyla).