lesser anteater


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Related to lesser anteater: Tamandua tetradactyla, tamandua, silky anteater
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Noun1.lesser anteater - small toothless anteater with prehensile tail and four-clawed forelimbslesser anteater - small toothless anteater with prehensile tail and four-clawed forelimbs; of tropical South America and Central 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 Tamandua - lesser anteater
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Using the same pair of primers, we determined the mtDNA D-loop sequences of animal species from three of the four superorders in the infraclass Placentalia: Xenarthra (lesser anteater), Euarchontoglires (capuchin monkey, common marmoset and mouse) and Laurasiatheria (canids, cat, cattle, horse, raccoon, bats and tayra); the only superorder not represented here is the Afrotheria.