The natural history of the nine-banded armadillo of Texas

by H. H. Newman

Publisher: The Journal in Lancaster, PA

Written in English
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  • Natural History,
  • Armadillos

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Statementby H.H. Newman
ContributionsRoyal College of Surgeons of England
The Physical Object
Paginationp. 513-539 ;
Number of Pages539
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25912406M

Armadillo Facts. Armadillos are western mammals known for their unique armor-like shell and notorious for their digging habits. One species in particular - the nine-banded armadillo - has made its way into the southern United States, and is the focus of this :// Nine-banded synonyms, Nine-banded pronunciation, Nine-banded translation, English dictionary definition of Nine-banded. n. A species of armadillo widespread in the Americas, usually having nine bands of bony plates across the :// Dasypus novemcinctus, the nine-banded armadillo, is one of six extant species of Dasypus, the long-nosed armadillos (McBee and Baker, ).D. novemcinctus is a smallish armadillo with total lengths of mm and weights ranging from kg (McBee and Baker, ). Similar to other armadillos, the top of the head, the back and sides of the body, the tail, and the top of the legs and feet   We think that describing the armadillo as possessing "a fierce undying love for freedom" is a little bit over the top, but maybe it's just that armadillos don't look particularly passionate about anything to us.. Nevertheless, the armadillo became the official small state mammal of Texas when Governor George W. Bush signed House Concurrent Resolution No. on J

  (a) Data collection. We used BLASTN to search the publically available genomes of Dasypus novemcinctus (nine-banded armadillo) and Choloepus hoffmanni (Hoffmann's two-toed sloth) for DNA sequences of cone and rod phototransduction genes, other cone- and rod-specific genes and genes expressed in both rods and cones (electronic supplementary material, dataset S1).   In , while at the University of Texas, Newman made a fortunate choice of research animal when he chose to study the natural history of the ubiquitous Dasypus novemcinctus texanus, the nine-banded armadillo. When Newman and J. Thomas Patterson discovered that this armadillo species always bears quadruplets from a single zygote, Newman began /newman-horatio-hackett.   Larry L. Smith and Robin W. Doughty ably answer this question in The Amazing Armadillo: Geography of a Folk Critter. This informative book traces the spread of the nine-banded armadillo from its first notice in South Texas late in the s to its current range east to Florida and north to :// Nine-banded armadillos (Dasypus novemcinctus) are naturally infected with Mycobacterium leprae and have been implicated in zoonotic transmission of studies found this disease mainly in Texas and Louisiana, but armadillos in the southeastern United States appeared to be free of ://

  The six-banded armadillo (Euphractus sexcinctus), also known as the yellow armadillo, is an armadillo found in South America. The sole extant member of its genus, it was first described by Swedish zoologist Carl Linnaeus in The six-banded armadillo is typically between 40 and 50 centimeters (16 and 20 in) in head-and-body length, and weighs to kilograms ( to lb).

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In: The American naturalist, vol. 47, no. (Sep. ) The natural history of the nine-banded armadillo of Texas Item Preview The word armadillo is Spanish for “little armored one.” This midsize mammal that looks like a walking tank is a source of fascination for many people but a mystery to almost all.

Dating back at least eleven million years, the nocturnal, burrowing insectivore was for centuries mistaken for a cross between a hedgehog and a turtle, but it actually belongs to the mammalian superorder Xenarthra  › Books › Science & Math › Biological Sciences. 1 day ago  Approximately 20 species of armadillo exist, but the nine-banded is the only one found in the United States.

The term “armadillo” means “little armored one” in Spanish, and refers to the presence of bony, armor-like plates covering their body. Despite their name, nine-banded armadillos can have 7 to 11 bands on their :// /Mammals/Nine-Banded-Armadillo.

Official State Small Mammal of Texas. Texas designated the nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) as the official state small mammal in (Texas also recognizes an official large mammal and a flying mammal symbol).All State Mammals. Armadillo Facts. A distant cousin of the sloth and the anteater, the nine-banded armadillo is the only species that occurs in North :// About two million years age, a relative of the armadillo as large as a rhinoceros lived in South America.

Smaller cousins lived as far north as Canada. All of these forms disappeared in the ice ages long before humans inhabited North America. At the start of the 20 th century, the nine-banded armadillo was present in Texas.

By the s, they ?number=C 1 day ago   nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus), a relatively recent addition to the Texas fauna, is the only species of armadillo that occurs in North America, the other twenty or so species of Dasypodidae being restricted to South and Central Texas armadillo is about the size of a large cat; its overall length is about 2½ feet, and adults weigh from twelve to The nine-banded Armadillo, the state animal of Texas, is a distant cousin of the sloth and the anteater.

It is the only mammal which has a protective armored shell on its body. This article provides more interesting facts about this animal. On June 16ththe nine-banded armadillo was officially declared as the state animal of ://   The nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus), is generally considered an insectivore, in most cases about 75% of their total diet consists of insects (Redford, ), like ants, beetles, wasps, caterpillars, roaches, termites, and though the nine-banded armadillo is considered to be an insectivore, it will eat other organisms out of that category, like small reptiles   The Nine-banded Armadillo is a cat-sized, armored, insect-eating mammal.

Similar in form to an anteater, the bony, scaled shell of the armadillo protects it from attacks by predators. Unfortunately, armadillos often fall victim to automobiles and are frequently found dead on roadsides.

Life History Armadillos are prolific ://   : The Nine-banded Armadillo: A Natural History.: pages. Hardcover with dustjacket.

New book. NATURE. The word armadillo is Spanish for "little armored one." This midsize mammal that looks like a walking tank is a source of fascination for many people but a mystery to almost all.

Dating back at least eleven million years, the nocturnal, burrowing insectivore was for centuries : The Nine-Banded Armadillo: A Natural History (Volume 11) (Animal Natural History Series) () by Loughry Ph.D, Dr. J.; McDonough, Colleen M. and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great :// Texas Critters Texas Birds Pronghorn Coyote American Badger Nine-Banded Armadillo Texas Cats White-tailed Deer Wildlife Watchers Code of Ethics Birding Classic Cats Inside.

Glossary of Terms Save a Snag for Wildlife Texas Nature Trackers Posters, Maps & Publications; Expand /watching-wildlife/nine-banded-armadillo. Nine Banded Armadillo – The Texas Tank. by Cyndi Bohannon. Until I became a wildlife rehabilitator, my experience with armadillos was limited to squished little bodies on country roads, one bouncing through a soccer field and my great-grandmother’s macabre but fascinating armadillo skin ://   Nine-Banded Armadillo 1st Floor April, by the Rio Grande, Southern Texas.

Surrounding this mother armadillo is an unusual family group: identical quadruplets. All litters of this species derive from a single fertilized egg that divides into four. The same-sex pups arrive in the spring, and even as newborns look like miniature adults /nine-banded-armadillo.

Armadillos have few natural predators. Many are killed while trying to cross roads or highways or when feeding along roadsides. Description The nine-banded armadillo is about the size of an opossum or large house cat.

They are 24 to 32 inches long of which 9½ to 14½ inches is tail. The larger adult males weigh between 12 and 17 pounds whereas;sequence=1. The nine-banded armadillo is the size if a large house cat. It has a gray to brownish-gray body that is inches long.

Its tail tail is about inches long. It has scaly plates called scutes that cover its head, body and tail. The plates on its shoulders and rumps are large.

There are nine (sometimes fewer) narrow, jointed armor bands on its midsection that let it   The nine-banded armadillo has expanded its range northward into the United States over the last years.

Prior to aboutthe nine-banded armadillo was not found north of the Rio Grande river. The sudden and extremely rapid armadillo colonization of the southern United States has puzzled quite a few :// The evolution and biology of the nine-banded armadillo, the state small mammal of Texas, have fascinated me for years.

However, because we just celebrated Mother’s Day, I want to comment on the amazing armadillo mother. Dasypus novemcinctus is the only vertebrate that gives birth to identical quadruplets every time.

A female produces a single The word armadillo is Spanish for “little armored one.” This midsize mammal that looks like a walking tank is a source of fascination for many people but a mystery to almost all.

Dating back at least eleven million years, the nocturnal, burrowing insectivore was for centuries mistaken for a cross between a hedgehog and a turtle, but it actually belongs to the mammalian superorder Xenarthra The nine-banded armadillo, Dasypus novemcinctus, is a ubiquitous organism across the southeastern Great Plains.

In vast areas of Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas the mammal is considered a ://   Geographic Range. Nine-banded armadillos are found in South, Central, and North America, and have the largest range of any extant species of armadillo, from Argentina and Uruguay, through Central America and into the southern United early asnine-banded armadillos were found no further north than :// Get this from a library.

The nine-banded armadillo: a natural history. [W J Loughry; Colleen M McDonough] -- The word armadillo is Spanish for?little armored one. This midsize mammal that looks like a walking tank is a source of fascination for many people but a   The nine-banded armadillo has an unusual reproductive system, in which genetically identical quadruplets are born in each litter.

Because they are always genetically identical clones, the group of four young is a good subject for scientific, behavioural or medical tests. They provide the same biological and genetic makeup, and then get   Population ecology of the nine-banded armadillo in Florida W. Loughry.

We expected age to influence survival because data from the carapaces of dead animals collected at a site in Texas indicated that juveniles experienced a higher level of The nine-banded armadillo: a natural history.

University of Oklahoma Press, Norman   The nine-banded armadillo; one of the many official state mammals of Texas. Image: Robert Nunnally.

Nine-banded armadillo may also have an advantage when it comes to :// Armadillo, (family Dasypodidae), any of various armoured mammals found mainly in tropical and subtropical regions of Central and South America. Most of the 20 species inhabit open areas, such as grasslands, but some also live in forests.

All armadillos possess a set of plates called the carapace that covers much of the body, including the head and, in most species, the legs and :// About this book.

students, and all those interested in this curious creature will find The Nine-Banded Armadillo: A Natural History rich in information and insight. This comprehensive analysis will stand as the definitive scientific reference for years to come and a source of pleasure for the general ://   Published information on early life history of the nine-banded armadillo from neonate through juvenile stages is both sketchy and anecdotal.

Postpartum development and growth rates with known-aged individuals have yet to be detailed in the literature, and such data may be useful in assigning absolute ages to museum specimens and to test the +and+dental+variation+in+the+nine-banded.

The nine-banded armadillo: a natural history by W. Loughry Biologists W. Loughry and Colleen M. McDonough have studied the nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) for more than twenty years. Their richly illustrated book offers the first comprehensive review of everything scientists know about this unique Define nine-banded armadillo.

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A species of armadillo widespread in the Americas, usually having nine bands of bony plates across the ://+armadillo. Records of occurrence of the nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) in New Mexico based on museum specimens (solid circles) reported herein and previously described observations (triangles).Synonyms for nine-banded armadillo in Free Thesaurus.

Antonyms for nine-banded armadillo. 3 synonyms for nine-banded armadillo: Dasypus novemcinctus, peba, Texas armadillo. What are synonyms for nine-banded armadillo?+armadillo. A revised evolutionary history of armadillos (Dasypus) in NorthAmerica based on ancient mitochondrial DNA BETH SHAPIRO, RUSSELL W.

GRAHAM AND BRANDON LETTS Shapiro, B. Graham, R. W. & Letts, B. (January): A revised evolutionary history of armadillos (Dasypus)inNorth America based on ancient mitochondrial ://