What is another word for xenarthra?

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[ zˈɛnɑːθɹə], [ zˈɛnɑːθɹə], [ z_ˈɛ_n_ɑː_θ_ɹ_ə]

Xenarthra, also known as the Edentata, is a diverse group of mammals found mainly in the Americas. This group includes armadillos, anteaters, and sloths. There are several synonyms for the term Xenarthra, including Edentata, which means "toothless." Other synonyms include the "New World Edentates," reflecting their distribution, and the "Modern Megatheria," paying homage to their largest ancestral group, the Megatherium. It is important to note that while these terms may be used interchangeably, some sources consider them distinct groups. Regardless of their designation, Xenarthra species have unique adaptations for life in their environments, making them fascinating subjects for study and observation.

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The xenarthra, also known as rat snakes, tree snakes, or australopithecines, are a group of venomous snakes endemic to Africa and Asia. The eight living species of Xenarthra range in size from the diminutive Egyptian cobra (Atheris ammodytes), which can reach a length of 8 to 10 feet (2.4 to 3.1 m), to the python (Python regius), the world's longest known snake, which can reach 15 feet (4.6 m) in length and weigh over 500 pounds (227 kg).

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