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scaly anteater

Syllabification: scal·y ant·eat·er

Definition of scaly anteater in English:

noun

Another term for pangolin.
Example sentences
  • Analysis of these fossils showed the ancient creature to be a small mammal, possibly distantly related to the modern scaly anteater known as the pangolin.
  • In contrast with the Xenarthra, the Old World Pholidota is not trophically diverse and contains only the myrmecophagous pangolins, or scaly anteaters.
  • Alternatively they may climb trees in search of tree ants, as do the pangolins or scaly anteaters of the genus Manis.

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