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).
The subgenera and species of long-nosed armadillos, genus Dasypus. Pp.