nine-banded armadillo(redirected from Carachupa (Dasypus novemcinctus))
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A species of armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) widespread in the Americas, usually having nine bands of bony plates across the midsection. The females give birth to identical quadruplets.
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|Noun||1.||nine-banded armadillo - having nine hinged bands of bony plates; ranges from Texas to Paraguay|
armadillo - burrowing chiefly nocturnal mammal with body covered with strong horny plates