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Olfactory Discrimination in the Giant Anteater

Naturevolume 214pages316317 (1967) | Download Citation

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THE giant anteater (Myrmecophaga jubata), a South American edentate with a well developed olfactory system and an almost insatiable penchant for sniffing, has traditionally been called a “macrosmatic” animal. Beyond the neural development and the behavioural predilection, however, there is no evidence to indicate that the sense of smell in this animal is extraordinarily acute.

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  1. Departments of Psychiatry and Anatomy, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

    • DALE W. MCADAM
    •  & JOHN S. WAY

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