The Order Tubulidentata
Family Orycteropodidae
There is one species: aardvark Orycteropus afer, widespread in African grasslands. It has long ears, an elongated muzzle ending in wide nostrils, and a long, heavy tail. The tubular mouth contains a long sticky tongue with which the animal picks up ants and termites; it has powerful claws, used for burrowing.

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