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insectivore

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Animals, Insects
insectivorein‧sec‧ti‧vore /ɪnˈsektəvɔː $ -vɔːr/ noun [countable]  HBAHBIa creature that eats insects for foodcarnivore, herbivore, omnivoreinsectivorous /ˌɪnsekˈtɪvərəs◂/ adjective
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insectivoreIt is related to the hedgehog, or rather it belongs to the same family of insectivores.The very first mammals were small insectivores, probably very similar to this modern tree shrew.In addition to these spiny insectivores there are two other armoured species, the extraordinary hero shrews.Again, the insectivores in closely related groups can coexist, whereas this is rare in the frugivores.Until recently they were thought to be primitive primates but now science has put them firmly among the insectivores.A great diversification of herbivorous and carnivorous forms developed from the insectivores.The most primitive representatives are extremely similar to the insectivores.It is thought that the very first placental mammals were tiny insectivores, but no fossil evidence of them remains.
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