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Texas State Small Mammal

Nine-banded armadillo - click to see all state mammals
Nine-banded Armadillo © Mick L on Flickr - noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike. See All State Animals - Mammals.

Nine-Banded Armadillo

Nine-banded armadillo video

Texas designated the nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) as the official state small mammal in 1995. A distant cousin of the sloth and the anteater, the nine-banded armadillo is the only species that occurs in North America. A bony, scaled shell protects the armadillo from predators. Originally native to South America, the nine-banded armadillo now ranges as far north as Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Louisiana. The other twenty or so armadillo species remain in Central and South America.

Source:
Links:
Nine-banded Armadillo: Texas Parks & Wildlife
Armadillo: U of Texas Online
The Mammals of Texas: Museum of Texas Tech U
Threatened & Endangered Mammals: Texas Parks & Wildlife
All State Animals - Mammals


    

 

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