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Related to Orycteropus: Orycteropodidae, Tubulidentata
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Noun1.Orycteropus - coextensive with the family OrycteropodidaeOrycteropus - coextensive with the family Orycteropodidae
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
aardvark, Orycteropus afer, ant bear, anteater - nocturnal burrowing mammal of the grasslands of Africa that feeds on termites; sole extant representative of the order Tubulidentata
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Pterodon africanus Isohyaenodon pilgrimi Deinotheriidae Isohyaenodon zadoki Leakitherium hiwegi Deinotherium hobleyi Teratodon spekei Orycteropodidae Primates Orycteropus africanus Mioeuoticus bishopi Progalago dorae Hyracoidea Komba robustus Komba minor Brachyhyrax aequatorialis Prohylobates sp.
tauricum eximia, Machairodus aphanistus, Orycteropus sp., Hipparion sp., Ceratotherium neumayri, Chilotherium schlosseri, Dicoryphochoerus sp., Samotherium boissieri, Palaeotragus cf.
The tooth- bearing members of this group (anteaters are edentulous) stand out from all other mammals, except the aardvark (Orycteropus afer), by lacking an enamel covering on the teeth (Shoshani et al., 1988).