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Descriptor in English: Cingulata
Descriptor in Spanish: Cingulados
Descriptor in Portuguese: Cingulados
Descriptor in French: Without translation
Entry term(s): Edentata
Xenarthra
Tree number(s): B01.050.150.900.649.313.999
Scope note: An order of New World mammals characterized by the absence of incisors and canines from among their teeth, and comprising the ARMADILLOS, the SLOTHS, and the anteaters. The order is distinguished from all others by what are known as xenarthrous vertebrae (xenos, strange; arthron, joint): there are secondary, and sometimes even more, articulations between the vertebrae of the lumbar series. The order was formerly called Edentata. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed; Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, vol. I, p515)
Annotation: note entry term ANTEATERS: do not confuse with SPINY ANTEATER see ECHIDNA
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CL classification
EM embryology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IN injuries
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
SU surgery
UR urine
VI virology
History Note: 98; was EDENTATA 1963-97; use XENARTHRA 1998-2019
DeCS UI: 4558
Descriptor UI: D004490
Date Established: 1998/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2019/05/06
Cingulata - Preferred
Concept UI M0007054
Scope note An order of New World mammals characterized by the absence of incisors and canines from among their teeth, and comprising the ARMADILLOS, the SLOTHS, and the anteaters. The order is distinguished from all others by what are known as xenarthrous vertebrae (xenos, strange; arthron, joint): there are secondary, and sometimes even more, articulations between the vertebrae of the lumbar series. The order was formerly called Edentata. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed; Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, vol. I, p515)
Preferred term Cingulata
Entry term(s) Edentata
Xenarthra



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