What is another word for Family Myrmecophagidae?

10 synonyms found


[ fˈamɪli mˈɪəmˌɛkəfˌad͡ʒɪdˌiː], [ fˈamɪli mˈɪəmˌɛkəfˌad‍ʒɪdˌiː], [ f_ˈa_m_ɪ_l_i m_ˈɪ__ə_m_ˌɛ_k_ə_f_ˌa_dʒ_ɪ_d_ˌiː]

The Family Myrmecophagidae is a group of mammals that are commonly known as anteaters. These animals are primarily found in Central and South America, and they are known for their long snouts and tongues that they use to feed on ants and termites. While the name Myrmecophagidae might be hard to remember, there are some synonyms that you can use to refer to these animals. One alternative name for the Family Myrmecophagidae is the anteater family, while another synonym is the term vermilinguas. These names make it easier to understand and discuss these fascinating creatures.

Synonyms for Family myrmecophagidae:

How to use "Family myrmecophagidae" in context?

The Family Myrmecophagidae contains the ants in the superfamily Formicina. Ants belonging to the family are characterized by their large size, their ability to create and maintain their own societies, and the specialized sensory organs on their heads, known as antennal scapes.

The family consists of about 20 genera, divided among four subfamilies. All of these ant genera are found in south and central America. Some of the most well-known members of the family are the giant African ant, the fire ant, and the bull ant.

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