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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Jackson (Associate Professor with the University of Central Oklahoma) have maintained the basic structure of the book while adding much new information, including a full account for the elk with artwork by Mark Raithel, new trapping records, revised common and scientific names, enhanced Missouri county-level distribution information, updated range maps, and a discussion of the range expansions of the American black bear and nine-banded armadillo, as well as the increase in confirmed mountain lion sightings.
Dressed in a suit of scaly armor, the nine-banded armadillo snorts and snuffles along the forest floor.
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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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In contrast to studies in northern areas, the most important prey species was nine-banded armadillo Dasypus novemcinctus (Iriarte et al.
The nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus; hereafter armadillo) is an example of a species which can cause significant economic and ecological damage and is considered invasive in both Florida and Georgia (FFWCC, 2011; GISTF, 2011).
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The arrangement is by order, three of which are represented by only one species: marsupials by the Virginia opossum, armored mammals by the nine-banded armadillo, and odd-toed hoofed animals by the wild horse.
Only one of the 20 different species of armadillos lives in North America, the Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus).
The nine-banded armadillo is the only armadillo found in the United States.
leprae are known reliably to replicate are the footpad of the mouse (Mus musculus), and the nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus).