What Is An Armadillo?


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Armadilo is a kind of like a reptile and a part of a Dasypodidae family. It's known in a desert and lives in a rainforest.
Sudipa Sarkar Profile
Sudipa Sarkar answered
An armadillo belongs to the class of mammals. Armadillo is the part of Dasypodidae family. It has bony-skin type. Armadillos look very strange – their physical appearance is somehow the concoction of other animal's physical appearance. For example, the shell of armadillo looks like the shell of a turtle, the ear0s look like the ears of an aardvark, the feet of armadillos resembles the feet of lizard, the face looks like a pig and the tail looks like nothing but a dinosaur. Armadillo has 20 species altogether. Armadillo can be seen South and Central America. However, armadillos do not care about watery land while spreading, but they are quite sensitive to cold – they cannot withstand cold at all. This inhibits their northern advances to the United States. There is another reason that armadillos cannot spread in cold, because their primary feeding largely depends on the atmosphere, as the insects they intake cannot sustain in cold.
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Armadillos have evolved an armour of bony plates that, at first glance, makes them look more like a reptile than a mammal.  They are one of the most primitive mammals still in existence, in the Dasypodidae family.  The name "armadillo" is a diminutive of the Spanish word for "armed one.'  Armadillos are about two feet long, although the giant armadillo of the Amazon region has a head to tail length of 7 feet. The have sharp, bony faces for rooting and long, sharp claws for digging for their prey: Insects, worms, grubs, and reptiles. They also use the claws to excavate burrows.  Armadillos are known for curling up in a ball of bony plates when threatened in order to protect their unarmoured bellies. Armadillos live from the southern U.S. Well down through South America. They inhabit a wide range of habitat, from rain forest to desert.  They are hunted for food, and considered endangered in some areas. But in the U.S., their range is spreading. In some areas, they are considered garden pests because they dig up lawns and landscaping to find food.  They are a frequent sight trundling down the road at dusk in southern Texas and the South west.  In Peru, they make a small guitar-like instrument using the bony shell of an armadillo's back.

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