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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Armadillo



Beauty Of Animal | Armadillo | Armored from placental mammals, the New World, known for a tank shell is made of the skin. Dasypodidae is the only family remaining in Cingulata system, and part of the Xenarthra superorder with the anteaters and sloths. Armadillo Spanish word "little armored one." Aztec called them azotochtli, Nahuatl for "rabbit, turtle."There are approximately ten species found in and around 20 species of armadillos are present, and some are new by the number of bands on their shields.


The average length of about 75 centimeters (30 inches), including the tail, and the giant armadillo grows up to 150 centimeters (59 inches) and weighs up to 59 kg (130 lb), while the Pink Fairy armadillos are the species with low overall length of 12 to 15 centimeters. All species are native to the Americas, where she has lived a variety of environments.And is found in the first place Armored species in South and Central America, particularly in Paraguay and the surrounding areas. And many endangered species.


And distributed on a large scale of some species groups, such as long-nosed armadillos, most of the Americas, while others are concentrated, such as fairy armadillos, in the smaller ranges in South America. Was found on one type, and nine bands Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus), in the United States, primarily in the states of Central South (especially Texas), but with a range that extends to the east and South Carolina, Florida and as far north as Nebraska, who were always expanded in North America over the past century because of the lack of natural predators, and has been found as far north as southern Illinois and Indiana.


Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Animalia
Phylum:     Chordata
Class:     Mammalia
Infraclass:     Eutheria
Superorder:     Xenarthra
Order:     Cingulata

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