Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic family within the order Xenarthra — the armadillos.

Etymologies

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Dasypus +‎ -idae

Examples

  • Note 3: armadillo, any of a family (Dasypodidae) of burrowing edentate mammals found from the southern U.S. to Argentina and having the body and head encased in an armor of small bony plates.

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  • Note 3: armadillo, any of a family (Dasypodidae) of burrowing edentate mammals found from the southern U.S. to Argentina and having the body and head encased in an armor of small bony plates.

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  • Molecular systematics of armadillos (Xenarthra, Dasypodidae): contribution of maximum likelihood and Bayesian analyses of mitochondrial and nuclear genes.

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