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The scientific name for Giant Anteater is Myrmecophaga Tridactyla. This means “ant eating with three fingers

The scientific name for Giant Anteater is Myrmecophaga Tridactyla. This means “ant eating with three fingers 

Myrmeco means "ant" and phagus means "eating" in Greek.) Giant anteaters' full species name is Myrmecophaga tridactyla. Roughly translated from Greek/Latin, this means "ant-eating with three fingers." (Tridactyla comes from "tri" and "dactyls," or three fingers). 


Anteater
Anteater is a common name for the four extant mammal species of the suborder Vermilingua (meaning "worm tongue") commonly known for eating ants and termites. The individual species have other names in English and other languages. 


The giant anteater has no teeth and is capable of only very limited jaw movement. It relies on the rotation of the two halves of its lower jaw, held together by a ligament at the tip, to open and close its mouth


They have poor vision, bad hearing and no teeth. And yet, anteaters can be deadly. In a new case report, scientists detail a gruesome anteater attack that left one hunter dead in northwestern Brazil, just two years after another man was killed in a similar confrontation with one of the long-nosed creatures 

giant anteater
The giant anteater has the longest tongue in relation to its body size of any animal. It is about two feet long.

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