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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
Resources and Citations
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "armadillo." Accessed 25 Jan. 2005.
- Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armadillo