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  • n. A small marsupial carnivore endemic to western Australia that eats almost exclusively termites; Myrmecobius fasciatus. Formerly also known as banded anteater.

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  • n. small Australian marsupial having long snout and strong claws for feeding on termites; nearly extinct


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  • I picture it as a bat with carpal tunnel syndrome.

    September 5, 2008

  • Like a cricketbat but testier.

    September 5, 2008

  • Like a wombat, but tastier.

    September 5, 2008

  • Somehow, I pictured numbat as more of a sloth (relating numbness to slowness).

    September 5, 2008

  • A small rare termite-eating marsupial, Myrmecobius fasciatus, native to south-western Australia, having a pointed snout, bushy tail, and red-brown fur with white stripes across the back and hindquarters. Also called banded anteater.

    February 16, 2007