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Nine-banded Armadillo

Dasypus novemcinctus


Orlando Wetlands

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James McNair
James McNair 5 years ago

The Nine-Banded Armadillo has a type of armor that covers the body. However, the underside of the body doesn’t have such protection. While most of them do have 9 bands of that armor, some have more or less depending on location.

Their skin is tough and they have course hair. All of this helps them to be protected from predators and from their environment. On their middle toes they have very long claws that allow them to dig with ease. They have very small teeth.


James McNair
James McNair 5 years ago

Thank you Marta and Jae

Jae 5 years ago

Great spotting and serie of photos, James.

The MnMs
The MnMs 5 years ago

Nice spotting..I would love to once see them directly in their natural habitat :-)

James McNair
Spotted by
James McNair

Florida, USA

Lat: 28.54, Long: -81.02

Spotted on Jul 22, 2014
Submitted on Jul 23, 2014

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