giant armadillo

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Synonyms for giant armadillo

about three feet long exclusive of tail

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The giant armadillo (Priodontes maximus) is the world's largest armadillo and one of eight species of armadillos in the Argentine semi-arid Chaco.
The giant armadillo is a difficult species to observe, and its presence is most often revealed by the large burrows it digs for itself for refuge (Carter and Encarnacao, 1983; Arteaga and Venticinque, 2007 and 2010; Ceresoli and Fernandez Duque, 2012).
Open field at the RPPN-VE is much reduced, leaving the activities of the giant armadillo confined to other environments.
1993: Quantitative and qualitative evolution in the giant armadillo Holmesina (Edentata: Pampatheriidae) in Florida.
The giant armadillo, Priodontes maximus, is considered to be rare throughout its geographic distribution, and endangered (EN A1cd, IUCN 2002; Appendix I, CITES 2003) from continued habitat conversion and hunting.
They range in size from the 5-inch-long fairy armadillo (Chlamyphorus truncatus) to the 100-pound giant armadillo (Priodontes giganteus) inhabiting the tropical rain forests of South America.
But this is no comic sequence and the clumsy incursion of Falstaff 'as he scurries in and out of harm's way looking like a giant armadillo in his ill-fitting armour' sits oddly with a photography which 'is stunning in its horror' (p.
Deforestation, the advance of mechanized farming and lumbering are threatening the lairs of the jaguar, the tapir, the peccary and the giant armadillo in the humid semi-tropical forests of Paraguay.
Last spring we saw a tapir, coatimundi, and several kinds of monkeys; we found agouti and giant armadillo holes, and chased white-lipped peccaries through the forest.
Twenty species were photographed both on and off trails; great tinamou (Tinamus major) and giant armadillo were only recorded off trails and jaguars were recorded only on trails.
The Millennium Centre, or giant armadillo, as some architectural critics have described it, is arguably the most important structure of modern times in Wales.
Reminiscent of giant armadillos, aetosaurs were widespread during Late Triassic times (230 - 200 million years ago).
After the Ice Age, sea level rise shrunk the landmass into a narrow peninsula populated with a savanna-like span that nourished animals such as mastodons, giant armadillos and saber-toothed felines.
This collection of 19 poems introduces readers to the world's rain forests and their fascinating animals and plants, among them piranhas, walking trees, rainbow lorikeets, jaguars, and giant armadillos.
The mammoths, mastodons, ground sloths, giant armadillos, giant kangaroos, giant lizards, and giant moas all went extinct when primitive people showed up and started hunting them.