genus Orycteropus

noun
coextensive with the family Orycteropodidae
Syn: ↑Orycteropus
Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Orycteropodidae, ↑family Orycteropodidae
Member Meronyms: ↑aardvark, ↑ant bear, ↑anteater, ↑Orycteropus afer

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