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Specimen of the week 349: The nine-banded armadillo

Christopher JWearden29 June 2018

Happy Friday to all Specimen of the Week readers. After a recent road trip across the southern United States, I’m bringing you a curious creature that can be found all the way from Texas to Tennessee. They are known for their distinctive shape and defensive abilities, but as we’ll see, there is more than just the shell to admire about these animals. It’s our very own…

Nine-banded armadillo, Dasypus novemcinctus LDUCZ-Z2791

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