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Numbat vs. Anteater

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Numbatnoun

A small marsupial carnivore, Myrmecobius fasciatus, endemic to western Australia, that eats almost exclusively termites.

Anteaternoun

Any of several animals, in suborder Vermilingua, which are noted for eating ants and termites which they catch with their long sticky tongues.

Numbatnoun

small Australian marsupial having long snout and strong claws for feeding on termites; nearly extinct

Anteaternoun

Any of some other unrelated species that feed with ants, including pangolin (scaly anteater), echidna (spiny anteater), aardvark and numbat (banded anteater).

Numbat

The numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus) also known as the noombat or walpurti, is an insectivorous marsupial. It is diurnal and its diet consists almost exclusively of termites.

Anteaternoun

toothless mammal of southern Africa and Asia having a body covered with horny scales and a long snout for feeding on ants and termites

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Anteaternoun

any of several tropical American mammals of the family Myrmecophagidae which lack teeth and feed on ants and termites

Anteaternoun

nocturnal burrowing mammal of the grasslands of Africa that feeds on termites; sole extant representative of the order Tubulidentata

Anteaternoun

small Australian marsupial having long snout and strong claws for feeding on termites; nearly extinct

Anteaternoun

New Guinea echidnas

Anteaternoun

burrowing spine-covered monotreme of Australia having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites

Anteater

Anteater is a common name for the four extant mammal species of the suborder Vermilingua (meaning ) commonly known for eating ants and termites. The individual species have other names in English and other languages.

‘worm tongue’;

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