order Edentata


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Noun1.order Edentata - order of mammals having few or no teeth including: New World anteatersorder Edentata - order of mammals having few or no teeth including: New World anteaters; sloths; armadillos
animal order - the order of animals
Eutheria, subclass Eutheria - all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
edentate - primitive terrestrial mammal with few if any teeth; of tropical Central America and South America
suborder Xenarthra, Xenarthra - armadillos; American anteaters; sloths
family Mylodontidae, Mylodontidae - extinct South American edentates
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Under the new proposed classification of mammals of Wilson and Reeder (2005) and following the criteria of McKenna and Bell (1997), armadillos form the new order called Cingulata, discarding previous criteria where armadillos were included along with aardvarks and anteaters in the common order Edentata or Xenarthra (Tirira 2007).