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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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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.
His Brazilian Landscape with a Sugarmill from the 1660s contains no fewer than nine animals that can be matched to the studies, including a sloth, a cayman, two armadillos and a giant anteater.
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This beautifully designed book includes excellent nature photography that shows off the diverse wildlife threatened with extinction, from lovely two-A-page spreads of a tiger, polar bears, or macaws in their natural habitats, to smaller but striking images of forest elephants, the gray whale, or the giant anteater. The Annihilation of Nature is both a useful history of the problem and a visual reminder of what the world still stands to lose if it doesn't change course.
(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.