Nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus)

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Nine-banded armadillo walking in beach habitat
IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern LEAST
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  • Armadillos are one of the oldest groups of mammals
  • The nine banded armadillo can consume up to 40,000 ants in one sitting
  • Armadillos are one of only a few mammals that can be infected with Mycobacterium leprae, the bacteria that causes leprosy in humans
  • Armadillos maintain their body temperature at 31 degrees centigrade, 8 degrees below humans and most other mammals
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Nine-banded armadillo description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderCingulata
FamilyDasypodidae
GenusDasypus (1)

Information on the nine-banded armadillo is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

Also known as
Common long-nosed armadillo.
Spanish
Cachicamo, Tatú.
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Nine-banded armadillo status

Classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (March, 2010)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
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Nine-banded armadillo walking in beach habitat  
Nine-banded armadillo walking in beach habitat

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