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 anteater - Article and Reference from OnPedia.com
Cyclopes Anteaters are mammals of the order Xenarthra and the family Myrmecophagidae, commonly known for eating ants and termites.
The largest representative of the group is the Giant Anteater or Ant-bear (Myrmecophaga tridactyla or jubata), an animal measuring 4 feet (1.2 m) in length without the tail, and 2 feet (60 cm) in height at the shoulder.
The Silky Anteater (Cyclopes didactylus) is a native of the hottest parts of South and Central America, and about the size of a rat, of a general yellowish color, and exclusively tree-dwelling.
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 Zumber - Directory - cyclopes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The Cyclopes were giant beings with a single, round eye in the middle of their foreheads.
The second group of Cyclopes consisted of the assistants of Hephaestus among whom the...
The Cyclopes, together with the Titans and Giants, were sons of the goddess Earth.
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 Silky Anteater - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Silky Anteater or Pygmy Anteater (Cyclopes didactylus) is a species of anteater from Central and South America ranging from extreme southern Mexico south to Brazil and, possibly, Paraguay.
It is the only species in the Cyclopes genus and the Cyclopedidae family.
It is the smallest member of the anteaters, with total length ranging from 360 to 450 mm and usually weighing less than 400 g.
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 Scientific names III - PointAsk Question   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Cyclopes didactylus is an oppurtunistic feeder that forages among the treetops and invades ants nests with its long sticky tongue.
Cyclopes didactylus inhabits the tree Ceiba, which has large seed pods that contain masses of a silky silverish fiber.
Cyclopes didactylus has 64 chromosomes, in contrast to other members of the family Myrmecophagidae.
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 Cyclopes
A Cyclops, or Kyklops is a member of the Greco-mythical race of giants with a single eye in the middle of their forehead.
Given their penchant for flsmithing, many scholars believe the legend of the Cyclopes arose from an actual practice wherein flsmiths wore an eyepatch over one eye to prevent them from becoming blind in both eyes from flying sparks.
Perhaps, the Cyclops were the Sicels (Cclps ~ Scls), of classical age, and were settled in later Syracusae.
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 Choloepus - Two-Toed Sloth
A pseudoarthrosis in the forelimb of a sloth (Choloepus didactylus).
The karyotype and sex-determination mechanism in the two-toed sloth, Choloepus didactylus.
A contribution to the knowledge of the reproduction and growth of the two-toed sloth, Choloepus didactylus, at the Prague Zoo.
www.sloth-world.org /Chloepus.html   (1257 words)

  
 Genetics and Molecular Biology - Chromosome study of Anteaters (Myrmecophagideae, Xenarthra): a preliminary report   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The purpose of this study was to describe the karyotype of a lesser anteater species and of five specimens of giant anteaters, all from southeastern Brazil.
As for the silky anteater (Cyclopes didactylus), whose karyotype was described by Jorge et al.
Jorge W (2000) Mitotic and meiotic chromosome studies in silky anteater Cyclopes didactylus (Myrmecophagidae: Xenarthra).
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 World Almanac for Kids
The long tongue flicks rapidly in and out of the small mouth opening, scooping up termites or other insects on its sticky surface.
Cyclopes didactylus, known as the pygmy anteater, is the smallest of the family (about the size of a squirrel) and is covered with golden-brown fur.
Its jaws curve to form a short tube, and it eats only termites.
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 Biology 112 Evolution assignment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The Pygmy Anteater (also called the dwarf, or silky, anteater), Cyclopes didactylus, is much smaller - about the size of a squirrel - than its more familiar relative, the giant anteater.
But, like other anteaters, it has long, sharp claws for digging out termite and ant nests; a long, sticky tongue and no teeth, perfect for sucking up the insects; and poor eyesight but an excellent sense of smell.
didactylus is completely arboreal and has a prehensile tail which has no fur on the underside (if you don't know the meaning of these words, look them up in a dictionary).
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 The Living Edens "Manu" -- Fauna: Mammals
The giant anteater's unique tongue can measure as long as two feet (60 cm).
The silky anteater (Cyclopes didactylus) and the southern tamandua (Tamandua tetradactyla) are two other species of anteaters found in Manu.
They are smaller and lighter in color than the giant anteater, can live in trees, and have prehensile tails used for climbing.
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 Anteater - MSN Encarta
Scientific classification: Anteaters make up the family Myrmecophagidae.
The giant anteater is classified as Myrmecophaga tridactyla, the pygmy anteater as Cyclopes didactylus, and the lesser anteaters as Tamandua tetradactyla and Tamandua mexicana.
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