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nine-band·ed ar·madil·lo

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  1. peba, nine-banded armadillo, Texas armadillo, Dasypus novemcinctusnoun

    having nine hinged bands of bony plates; ranges from Texas to Paraguay


  1. nine-banded armadillo

    A nine-banded armadillo is a type of mammal found primarily in North, Central, and South America. They are most identifiable by their hard outer shell known as carapace, that has nine flexible bands. They are medium-sized, measuring about 2.5 feet in length including the tail. They are primarily nocturnal animals which feed on insects, small animals, and plants. Nine-banded armadillos are the official state small mammal of Texas.


  1. Nine-banded armadillo

    The nine-banded armadillo, or the nine-banded, long-nosed armadillo, is a medium-sized mammal. It is found in North, Central, and South America, making it the most widespread of the armadillos. Its ancestors originated in South America, and remained there until thousands of years later when the formation of the Isthmus of Panama allowed them to enter North America as part of the Great American Interchange. The nine-banded armadillo is a solitary, mainly nocturnal animal, found in many kinds of habitats, from mature and secondary rainforests to grassland and dry scrub. It is an insectivore, feeding chiefly on ants, termites, and other small invertebrates. The armadillo can jump 3–4 ft straight in the air if sufficiently frightened, making it a particular danger on roads. It is the state small mammal of Texas.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nine-banded armadillo in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nine-banded armadillo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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  • armadillo de nueve bandasSpanish
  • tatu-de-folha, tatu-galinha, tatu-veado, tatu-verdadeiro, tatuetêPortuguese

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