giant armadillo :
- n about three feet long exclusive of tail
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- Armored giant turns out to be vital ecosystem engineer
The giant armadillo (Priodontes maximus) is not called a giant for nothing: it weighs as much as a large dog and grows longer than the world's biggest tortoise. However, despite its gigantism, many people in its range—from the Amazon to the Pantanal—don't even know it exists or believe it to be more mythology than reality. This is a rare megafauna that has long eluded not only scientific study ...
Oct. 25, 2013 - Environmental News Network