spiny anteater


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Synonyms for spiny anteater

a burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites

a burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites

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The pangolin Like a spiny anteater, the pangolin had been encountered by Attenborough before - in 1956, in Bali, when he was "collecting animals for London Zoo" (as you do).
Lead author Dr Matt Phillips, of the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, said that the echidna has evolved from the semi-aquatic platypus-like form to the modern terrestrial spiny anteater in a relatively short time.
One clan included Ausktribosphenos and two other molar-bearing fossils from the Southern Hemisphere, along with the monotremes--furry Australian egg-laying mammals that include the platypus and spiny anteater.
They are the echidna, a spiny anteater, and the duck-billed platypus, both from Australia.
The echidna, or spiny anteater, lives anywhere from the desert to the rain forest.