Edentata

NOUN
  1. order of mammals having few or no teeth including: New World anteaters; sloths; armadillos
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  • Lastly, the law of the long endurance of allied forms on the same continent, -- of marsupials in Australia, of edentata in America, and other such cases, -- is intelligible, for within a confined country, the recent and the extinct will naturally be allied by descent. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life
  • We are more surprised by finding such gigantic proportions in an animal called the megatherium, which ranks in an order now assuming much humbler forms -- the edentata -- to which the sloth, ant-eater, and armadillo belong. Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation
  • Lastly, the law of the long endurance of allied forms on the same continent, -- of marsupials in Australia, of edentata in On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. (2nd edition)
  • No doubt the extraordinary development of tongue is given to it for the same purpose as to the _edentata_ of the ant-eating tribe -- to enable it to "lick up" the _termites_. Bruin The Grand Bear Hunt
  • EDENTATA, an armadillo, a sort of tatou, covered with a hard bony shell, in movable pieces, and measuring a foot and a half long. In Search of the Castaways
  • Lastly, the law of the long endurance of allied forms on the same continent, — of marsupials in Australia, of edentata in America, and other such cases, — is intelligible, for within a confined country, the recent and the extinct will naturally be allied by descent. On the Origin of Species~ Chapter 14 (historical)
  • South America is the home of a peculiar order of mammalia -- of the edentata, to which belong the sloth, the armadillo, and the like. The Theories of Darwin and Their Relation to Philosophy, Religion, and Morality
  • The sloth, indeed, is specially adapted in organization to an arboreal residence, but this change is individual, not tribal, this animal being an aberrant form of the ground-dwelling edentata. Man And His Ancestor A Study In Evolution
  • The three lowest orders of mammals, namely, marsupials, edentata, and rodents, coexist in South America in the same region with numerous monkeys, and probably interfere little with each other. Introduction to the Science of Sociology
  • Robert had killed a curious animal belonging to the order Edentata, an armadillo, a sort of tatou, covered with a hard bony shell, in movable pieces, and measuring a foot and a half long. In Search of the Castaways
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