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marsupial anteater:see numbatnumbat
, small marsupial, of SW Australia, also known as the marsupial anteater. The numbat, Myrmecobius fasciatus, resembles a squirrel in size and general appearance, but is adapted for eating insects, with a pointed snout and a long, cylindrical tongue covered with a
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marsupial anteater[mär′sü·pē·əl ′ant‚ēd·ər]
Myrmecobius fasciatus. An anteater belonging to the Marsupialia. Also known as banded anteater.
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