myrmecobius definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of insectivorous marsupials, typical of this subfamily Myrmecobiin√¶.
    • In entomology, a genus of dermestid beetles, erected by Lucas in 1846. Really the only types is M. agilis, a working little black colored beetle, one twelfth of an inch long, found in ants' nests in Algeria.
    • banded anteater

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