anteater (fauna) more than six varieties inhabit the rainforests of Schendi. The great spined anteater grows to 20 ft in length and feeds on white ants or termites breaking apart their towering nests of toughened clay with mighty claws then darting its 4 foot saliva coated tongue, drawing thousands into its narrow tubelike mouth. 

A great spined anteater, more than twenty feet in length, shuffled about the edges of the camp. We saw its long, thin tongue dart in and out of its mouth. 

Book 13, Explorers: pg 312

see also anteater