Armadillo

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Description

A hard-shell covered mammal of the family Dasypodidae native to Central and South America. Armadillo shells are made of overlapping, bony plates. A related species, quirqincho, has similar shells.

Synonyms and Related Terms

armadillo shell; quirqincho

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Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "armadillo." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2005. Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service 25 Jan. 2005 .