Mammal Details

Nine-banded Armadillo

Common Name 
Nine-banded Armadillo
Order
Cingulata
Family
Dasypodidae
Species Name 
Dasypus novemcinctus
Status 
least concern
States 
Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas
  • Distribution
  • Notes

Nine-banded Armadillo Distribution

NM, CO, TX, OK, NE, KS, MO, AR, LA, TN, MS, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC

Range has spread north & east since 1900 and still expanding. Always born in litters of 4 identical (same sex) quadruplets. Covered by bony plates. Nocturnal, but may be out on cloudy days. Capable of carrying leprosy bacteria, Mycobacterium leprae.