: 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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New Latin, from myrmec- + -bius

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“Myrmecobius.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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