Nine-banded armadillos have four toes on each of their front feet and five toes on their hind feet. They have strong claws and their long tail is covered by the same bony armor that shields the rest of their body. These armadillos construct numerous, complex burrow systems.
- Mass: 3.60 to 7.70 kg
- Body Length: 616 to 800 mm
- Tail Length: 245 to 370 mm
- Diet: insects, small birds, fruits, roots
- Breeding Season: July and August (mating season)
- Age at Sexual Maturity: 365 days
- Gestation Period: 133 days
- Number of Offspring: 4
Where to See:
- Burnie D, Wilson DE. 2001. Animal. London: Dorling Kindersley. 624 p.
- Fox D. 1999. Dasypus novemcinctus. Animal Diversity Web. November 29, 2008.