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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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.
The nine-banded armadillo is the only armadillo found in the United States.
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).
Recent sightings known to Illinois Department of Natural Resources biologists prompted an investigation of the possible expansion of the range of the nine-banded armadillo into Illinois.
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).
I then read aloud Digging Armadillos, by Judith Jango-Cohen, a short non-fiction book that uses simple text and beautiful color photographs to explain the nine-banded armadillo, the only variety that lives in the United States.
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.
The nine-banded armadillo is absent only from the western Trans-Pecos of Texas (Schmidly 2004).
Nine mammals made the list: African savannah elephant, orangutan, nine-banded armadillo, domestic cat, European hedgehog, rabbit, guinea pig, lesser hedgehog tenrec, and European common shrew.
Keywords: Cumberland Island, Dasypus nouemcinctus, nine-banded armadillo, radio-telemetry, winter mortality.
Delicately, he brushes away loose grains of sand to reveal the fragile skull of a nine-banded armadillo.
The nine-banded armadillo is perhaps the most conspicuous of Palo Pinto County residents.