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What is the taxonomy of an armadillo?

What is the taxonomy of an armadillo?

Order Cingulata Illiger, 1811
Family Dasypodidae Gray, 1821 – Armadillos
Subfamily Dasypodinae Gray, 1821 – armadillos
Genus Dasypus Linnaeus, 1758 – Long-nosed Armadillos
Species Dasypus novemcinctus Linnaeus, 1758 – long-nosed armadillo, Armadillo nueve bandas, Nine-banded Armadillo

What kingdom does an armadillo belong to?

Nine-banded armadillo/Kingdom

Is an armadillo a vertebrate or invertebrate?

Armored Mammals Armadillos are the only mammals with a protective armor formed by plates of dermal bone. This is the same type of bone that forms much of the skulls and jaws of vertebrates, as well as the shells of turtles and tortoises.

What species is a armadillo?

Armadillos (meaning “little armored ones” in Spanish) are New World placental mammals in the order Cingulata. The Chlamyphoridae and Dasypodidae are the only surviving families in the order, which is part of the superorder Xenarthra, along with the anteaters and sloths.

How many species of armadillos are there in the world?

The extinct glyptodonts were prehistoric and often massive armadillos with a single unjointed carapace. Six species, including the nine-banded armadillo, D. novemcinctus. One Peruvian species found in the Andes Mountains has dense hair covering the carapace.

How is the Armadillo related to the Anteaters?

Only one genus of Dasypodidae remains, though it contains the widespread nine-banded armadillo. More distantly, the armadillo is related to anteaters and sloths.

What is the science of classifying an armadillo called?

Josh’s Armadillo Hunt! Taxonomy is the science of classifying organisms. The system currently used by taxonomists is called the Linnaean taxonomic system, in honor of Swedish biologist Carolus Linnaeus (1707 — 1778). The Linnaean system breaks down organisms into seven major divisions, called taxa (singular: taxon). The divisions are as follows:

What kind of animal is a nine banded armadillo?

Nine-banded armadillo skeleton. Three-banded armadillo skeleton on display at the Museum of Osteology. Armadillos (meaning “little armored ones” in Spanish) are New World placental mammals in the order Cingulata.