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Edentata British & World English

Another term for Xenarthra.

Edentata in armadillo British & World English

A nocturnal insectivorous mammal that has large claws for digging and a body covered in bony plates. Armadillos are native to Central and South America and one kind is spreading into the southern US

Edentata in edentate British & World English

A mammal of an order distinguished by the lack of incisor and canine teeth, including the anteaters, sloths, and armadillos, all of which are native to Central and South America

Edentata in giant anteater British & World English

A large insectivorous mammal with long, coarse fur, large claws, an elongated snout, and a long tongue for catching ants. It is native to Central and South America

Edentata in glyptodont British & World English

A fossil South American edentate mammal of the Cenozoic era, related to armadillos but much larger. Glyptodonts had fluted teeth and a body covered in a thick bony carapace

Edentata in ground sloth British & World English

An extinct terrestrial edentate mammal of the Cenozoic era in America, typically of very large size

Edentata in sloth British & World English

A slow-moving tropical American mammal that hangs upside down from the branches of trees using its long limbs and hooked claws