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.
McNab proposed a number of factors that could have been responsible for the evolution of a reduced BMR in myrmecophagous mammals (i.e., mammals that feed on ants or termites).
These "primitive" zodariids appear to be polyphagous, while all genera within Zodariinae are presumably myrmecophagous or termitophagous (Jocquea 1991; Dippennar-Schoeman & Jocquea 1997).