This category includes those mammals specialized for myrmecophagy, the consumption of ants and/or termites. Many of the otherwise unrelated mammals of this group display similar adaptations for their particular dietary niche -- including reduced teeth and jaws, long sticky tongue, and (often) powerful forelimbs suited for excavating the nests of their insect prey -- and so may be considered examples of convergent evolution.
This category has only the following subcategory.
- ► Anteaters (11 P)
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