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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In 2005 and again in 2008 I checked the mammal collections of the Field Museum of Natural History, Illinois State Museum, University of Illinois Museum of Natural History, Western Illinois University, Eastern Illinois University, Southern Illinois University, Cooperative Wildlife Research Laboratory (Southern Illinois University), and Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville for nine-banded armadillo specimens collected in Illinois.
The nine-banded armadillo has become established on the Great Plains in areas where mean temperatures for January (typically the coldest month) are between 0[degrees]C and -2.
The nine-banded armadillo occupies Missouri as far north as the Missouri River (Robbins et al.
9%) Nine-banded armadillo (Dosypus novemcinctus) 5 (1.
Table I Nine-banded armadillo radio-transmittered chronology.
Zimmerman JW: Burrow characteristics of the nine-banded armadillo, Dasypus novemcinctus.
The nine-banded armadillo resides in mesquite brushland habitats and riparian areas adjacent to the Rio Grande in South Texas.
A method of determining relative age groups within the species is described, which may encourage investigations of geographic patterns of cranial variation in the nine-banded armadillo.
Published information on early life history of the nine-banded armadillo from neonate through juvenile stages is both sketchy and anecdotal.
IS LEPROSY SPREADING AMONG NINE-BANDED ARMADILLOS IN THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES?
POPULATION DYNAMICS OF NINE-BANDED ARMADILLOS (DASYPUS NOVEMCINCTUS): INSIGHTS FROM A REMOVAL EXPERIMENT, Colleen M.