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 nine-banded armadillo Dasypus novemcinctus Linnaeus, 1758 is widely distributed from the lowlands of temperate South America to the southern USA.
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.
The nine-banded armadillo, Dasypus novemcinctus, is the only mammal in the family Dasypodidae in the united States.
Dressed in a suit of scaly armor, the nine-banded armadillo snorts and snuffles along the forest floor.
leprae is the nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus), and disease prevalence rates among armadillos may exceed 20% in some locales (11).
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.
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).
Species as the Southern tamandua, rock cavy, oncilla, Argentine Black and White Tegu, nine-banded armadillo and the three-banded armadillo are species endemic of the Caatinga and are the prime targets for hunters.
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.