- Category: Armadillos
- Created: Wednesday, 07 December 2016 13:43
Scientific Name: Dasypus novemcinctus (L.)
Armadillos in your yard and garden, if you reside in North America, are most certainly the Nine-Banded Armadillo. While there are many different species of the common yard visitor throughout the world, 20 in fact, the Nine-Banded Armadillo, pictured here, is the most wide spread and the only one found in North America. The other species such as the Giant Armadillo the largest variety, and the Pink Fairy Armadillo the smallest are just as important to the ecosystem, but because they are less common, most of the information contained herein pertains to Nine-Banded variety.