- 1) Any of a family of burrowing mammals covered with bony, jointed, protective plates, genus Dasypus.
- 2) Any of various omnivorous burrowing mammals of the family Dasypodidae, native to southern North America and Central and South America and characterized by an armorlike covering consisting of jointed bony plates.
- 3) A genus of small isopod Crustacea that can roll themselves into a ball.
- 4) Any edentate animal if the family Dasypidæ, peculiar to America. The body and head are incased in an armor composed of small bony plates. The armadillos burrow in the earth, seldom going abroad except at night. When attacked, they curl up into a ball, presenting the armor on all sides. Their flesh is good food. There are several species, one of which (the peba) is found as far north as Texas. See peba, poyou, tatouay.
- 5) burrowing chiefly nocturnal mammal with body covered with strong horny plates
- 6) In Crustacea: A genus of isopods, of the family Oniscidœ, including the pillbugs, which can roll themselves into a ball like the mammals called armadillos.
- 7) An American edentate quadruped, of the order Bruta (or Edentata) and suborder Loricata, and of the extant families Tatusiidœ, Dasypodidœ, and Chlamydophoridœ, or of the extinct family Glyptodontidœ, having a hard shell or carapace like a coat of mail, resulting from a peculiar ossification of the integument and the confluence of numerous small scutes.
- 8) A species of this genus; a pill-bug or sow-bug; a kind of wood-louse.
- 9) A name given to an electric battery composed of copper and zinc elements riveted together, and designed to be worn as a remedy in certain diseases.
- 1) The scaly anteater; any of several long-tailed, scale-covered mammals of the order Pholidota of tropical Africa and Asia
- 2) Any of several long-tailed, scale-covered mammals of the order Pholidota of tropical Africa and Asia, having a long snout and a sticky tongue for catching and eating ants and termites.
- 3) (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of Manis, Pholidotus, and related genera, found in Africa and Asia. They are covered with imbricated scales, and feed upon ants. Called also scaly ant-eater.
- 4) [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of pangolins. Also Pangolinus (Rafinesque).
- 5) A scaly ant-eater; a phatagin; any edentate quadruped of the genus Manis or the family Manidæ (which see). Also pangaling, pangolin.
- 1) Arlo the armadillo is an engaging character who kids will love.
- 2) Nobody with more brains than God gave a dead armadillo is surprised by the balky nature of the Democratic “majority”.
- 3) The rabbit called the armadillo at once and together they rolled a big stone upon the monkey's tail.
- 4) It may be mentioned that they are subdivided into a number of genera, as the sloths, etcetera; and here, again, without any very sufficient reason, since they all possess the scaly armour -- from which the name armadillo is derived -- and their habits are nearly identical.
- 5) I'd imagine it was Steve answering all the letters, sometimes as himself, sometimes as an "armadillo" -- apparently he was famous for that.
- 6) The armadillo is the only animal that we know of in history when leprosy was prevalent that carried leprosy.
- 7) ‘Peccaries, tapirs, anteaters, armadillos, sloths, coatis, and others are around but hard to see.’
- 8) ‘The sloths and armadillos are rather odd mammals characteristic of South America.’
- 9) ‘In South America, a group known as the Xenarthrans developed, today represented by the anteaters, sloths and armadillos.’
- 10) ‘Anteaters, pangolins, and some armadillos use hook-and-pull digging with the enlarged claw of a single, enlarged manual digit to open termite or ant nests made of hard dirt.’
- 11) ‘In Florida's Marion County, Interstate 75 cuts right through a state-long swath of greenway that's habitat for bobcats, opossums, and armadillos.’
- 12) ‘Accessible only by boat, the island provides a natural habitat for a diverse community of wildlife including alligators, fallow deer, dolphins, river otters, and armadillos.’
- 13) ‘The island is a natural habitat for abundant wildlife, with alligators (look for them lazing in the sun in Myrtle Pond), fallow deer, river otter, and armadillos.’
- 14) ‘The land bridge allowed the South American armadillo, porcupine, opossum, and ground sloths to colonize the north, as well as the unique South American notoungulates.’
- 15) ‘Originally known only from central and southern Texas, 9-banded armadillos have recently been found as far north as Nebraska.’
- 16) ‘South America was also home to living species of armadillos and sloths.’
- 17) ‘Living xenarthrans are represented by three morphologically distinct lineages: armored armadillos, toothless anteaters, and phyllophagous tree-sloths.’
- 18) ‘Raccoons, bob cats and armadillos roam the land and gentle manatees (sea cows) swim in the waters of the Indian River.’
- 19) ‘The placental mammals include such diverse forms as whales, bats, elephants, shrews, and armadillos.’
- 20) ‘Every time he came up to our place for a visit, all I would hear was ‘my armadillo this’ and ‘my armadillo that.’’
- 21) ‘Several groups of xenarthrans successfully crossed the Central American land bridge to North America when it formed in the Pliocene; these included a number of kinds of ground sloths and armadillos.’
- 22) ‘The armadillo, ground sloth, opposums, and phorusrhacid birds were among the animals that migrated North from South America.’
- 23) ‘As floodwaters turned hilltops into islands, a key group of animals - predators such as jaguars, harpy eagles, and armadillos - disappeared from the islands.’
- 24) ‘While drifting down the river, it is not uncommon to see all types of wildlife like goats, deer, armadillos, foxes and even a rare glimpse of a Bald Eagle.’
- 25) ‘‘Some looked like reptilian armadillos or cats, and others looked like little dinosaurs,’ Nesbitt said.’
- 26) ‘The living armadillos of South America bore a striking resemblance to fossil glyptodonts, extinct armored mammals whose fossils occurred in the same area.’
- 1) He's been in remote jungles and seen animals named the bongo and the armor-plated pangolin... `What do you ask someone who's done all this?
- 2) ‘In contrast with the Xenarthra, the Old World Pholidota is not trophically diverse and contains only the myrmecophagous pangolins, or scaly anteaters.’
- 3) ‘An alternative strategy can be seen in anteaters and pangolins: the tongue has lost most of its cranial attachments.’
- 4) ‘Like pangolins, aardvarks have a long, protrusile tongue and a gizzard-like stomach.’
- 5) ‘The soft stomach is one reason a pangolin has hard scales covering its body.’
- 6) ‘Anteaters, pangolins, and some armadillos use hook-and-pull digging with the enlarged claw of a single, enlarged manual digit to open termite or ant nests made of hard dirt.’
- 7) ‘In the echidna, anteaters, and pangolins, there are qualitative differences in tongue construction.’
- 8) ‘Beneath, pangolins lack scales but have a sparse coat of fur.’
- 9) ‘Alternatively they may climb trees in search of tree ants, as do the pangolins or scaly anteaters of the genus Manis.’
- 10) ‘In performance, the generic figures appear in groups to represent mainly dogs, pangolins, and antelopes.’
- 11) ‘Interpreting the extreme similarity in anteaters and pangolins remains problematic due to lingering disagreement among phylogenetic hypotheses.’