Definitions for: Ant Bear

[n] nocturnal burrowing mammal of the grasslands of Africa that feeds on termites; sole extant representative of the order Tubulidentata
[n] large shaggy-haired toothless anteater with long tongue and powerful claws; of South America

Webster (1913) Definition: Ant"-bear`, n. (Zo["o]l.)
An edentate animal of tropical America (the Tamanoir), living
on ants. It belongs to the genus Myrmecophaga.

Synonyms: aardvark, anteater, giant anteater, great anteater, Myrmecophaga jubata, Orycteropus afer, tamanoir

See Also: eutherian, eutherian mammal, genus Myrmecophaga, genus Orycteropus, Myrmecophaga, New World anteater, Orycteropus, placental, placental mammal

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