myrmecophagous


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myrmecophagous

[‚mər·mə′käf·ə·gəs]
(zoology)
Feeding on ants.
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In light of its dietary composition, Phrynosoma douglasii does not appear to be as highly myrmecophagous compared to other horned lizard species, particularly those outside of the short horned lizard clade.
In this study, we report the first estimates of field metabolism and water flux as determined by doubly labeled water (DLW) for a myrmecophagous euthermic mammal.
sexoculatus support Jocque's (1991) hypothesis that all genera of Zodariinae are either myrmecophagous or termitophagous.