genus Dasypus


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Noun1.genus Dasypus - type genus of the Dasypodidaegenus Dasypus - type genus of the Dasypodidae  
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
Dasypus novemcinctus, nine-banded armadillo, peba, Texas armadillo - having nine hinged bands of bony plates; ranges from Texas to Paraguay
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Some armadillos are basically insectivores, preferring ants and termites, however, many species like the genus Dasypus also feed on fruits, roots and small vertebrates (McDonough and Loughry, in press).