Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic family within the subclass Marsupialia — containing a single species, the numbat.

Etymologies

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Myrmecobius +‎ -idae

Examples

  • The squirrel-sized numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus, VU), is one example - the marsupial equivalent to the anteaters of South America and also known by the names of walpurti or banded anteater, the numbat is the only member of the family Myrmecobiidae.

    Biological diversity in Southwest Australia

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