TITLE

Armadillo

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Armadillo, a small mammal, related to the anteater and sloth, that is protected by armorlike bony plates. In most species, the plates cover the head, body, and tail, and the outer surfaces of the legs. The plates are usually embedded in the skin and are overlaid with thin, horny tissue. They form separate shields on the head, forequarters, and hindquarters. Bony plates around the middle of the body occur in flexible bands, permitting movement. Sparse hair grows on the unarmored parts of the body.
ACCESSION #
37309814

 

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