Sinonimi: banded anteater | anteater | Myrmecobius fasciatus
Small Australian marsupial having long snout and strong claws for feeding on termites; nearly extinct; SYN. banded anteater, anteater, Myrmecobius fasciatus.
Or banded anteater; Australian marsupial anteater Myrmecobius fasciatus. It is brown with white stripes on the back and has a long tubular tongue to gather termites and ants. The body is about 25 cm/10 in long, and the tongue can be extended 10 cm/4 in.