Dasypus novemcinctus (Nine-banded Armadillo)
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Habitat: Principally found in woodlands, open savannas, and scrub areas.

Habits: Generally nocturnal. Primarily feeds on insects and other invertebrates but also will eat fruit, berries, mushrooms, eggs of ground-nesting birds, and possibly carrion. Breeds in summer, with implantation of a single egg delayed until November. Four embryos form from the egg; up to four young of identical sex are born in spring (April).


Artiodactyla
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Carnivora
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Chiroptera
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Didelphimorphia
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Insectivora
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Lagomorpha
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Rodentia
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Xenarthra
Scientific Names - Common Names

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