Myrmecobius

noun
Myr·​me·​co·​bi·​us

Definition of Myrmecobius

: a genus of insectivorous marsupials including a single species (M. fasciatus) that is rufous gray banded with white on the back and has a long extensile tongue and 50 to 56 small teeth — see banded anteater

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History and Etymology for Myrmecobius

New Latin, from myrmec- + -bius

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“Myrmecobius.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Myrmecobius. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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