nine-banded armadillo

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nine-band·ed armadillo

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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Noun1.nine-banded armadillo - having nine hinged bands of bony platesnine-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
Dasypus, genus Dasypus - type genus of the Dasypodidae
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Crowell says the distinctly Austin whiskey, branded and named after Texas's beloved nine-banded armadillo, will capture the classic Austin vibe of the 1970s and 80s.
The Nine-Banded Armadillo: A Natural History offers the first in-depth review of everything known about the armadillo, accompanies the discussion with lovely illustrations, and synthesizes the studies of two biologists who have studied the nine-banded armadillo for more than twenty years.
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The nine-banded armadillo is the only armadillo found in the United States.
2004), nine-banded armadillos (Dasypus novemcinctus) (Komar and Hanks 2002), maned wolves (Chrysocyon brachyurus) (Silveira et al.
The range of the beautiful armadillo, Dasypus bellus, extended over much of the southeastern United States that the nine-banded armadillo, Dasypus novemcinctus, has come to occupy during the past century (Taulman & Robbins 1996).
The nine-banded armadillo, Dasypus novemcinctus, is the only species in the Neotropical family Dasypodidae (order Cingulata) that occurs in the United States (Layne 2003).
Other species documented included the gray fox (n = 25), unidentified snakes (n = 13), Virginia opossum (n = 11), unidentified rodents (n = 10), striped skunk (n = 10), white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus; n = 6), unidentified birds (n =5), nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus; n =2), and coyote (n = 1).
What is unusual about the brood size of nine-banded armadillos?
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Armor Gear's logo depicts the Nine-Banded Armadillo, the resilient football-shaped mammal protected by its own rugged suit of armor wherever it goes.