Dasypus novemcinctus

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Dasypus novemcinctus

nine-banded armadillo, a member of the family Dasypodidae characterized by a covering of bony plates or a leathery carapace. It is a plantigrade, insectivorous, burrowing animal with the remarkable characteristic of always bearing four monozygous offspring. There are a number of other genera of similar armadillos. Armadillos are valued as experimental hosts in studies of leprosy.
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Survey for leprosy in nine-banded armadillos (Dasypus novemcinctus) from the southeastern United States.
nine-banded armadillo, white-nosed coati and white-tailed deer) was obtained based on values reported by Gomez-Ortiz et al.
Previous research has shown that nine-banded armadillos can be important predators of several ground nesting species.
The Nine-banded Armadillo gets its name from the nine folds, or bands, found on its skin that allows it to be flexible.
Naturally acquired leprosy-like disease in the nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus): Reactions in leprosy patients to lepromins prepared from naturally infected armadillos.
Job CK, Sanchez RM, Kirchheimer WF, Hastings RC Attempts to breed the nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) in captivity--a preliminary report.
Variegated squirrels (n = 5), nine-banded armadillos (n = 4), and tamanduas (n = 2) were infrequently observed.
In the early 20th century the nine-banded armadillo was introduced into Florida at two locations (Bailey 1924, Sherman 1936).
Other visitors documented included unidentified (n = 10), striped skunk (n = 8), Virginia opossum (n = 7), coypu (n = 2), nine-banded armadillo (n = 1), and an unidentified bird (n = 1).
One more student was asked to come up and hold a 2-1/2 foot length of string stretched out to represent the nine-banded armadillo common to our area.