In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Originally known only from central and southern Texas, 9-banded armadillos have recently been found as far north as Nebraska.
- The placental mammals include such diverse forms as whales, bats, elephants, shrews, and armadillos.
- In Florida's Marion County, Interstate 75 cuts right through a state-long swath of greenway that's habitat for bobcats, opossums, and armadillos.
- In South America, a group known as the Xenarthrans developed, today represented by the anteaters, sloths and armadillos.
- ‘Some looked like reptilian armadillos or cats, and others looked like little dinosaurs,’ Nesbitt said.
- The island is a natural habitat for abundant wildlife, with alligators (look for them lazing in the sun in Myrtle Pond), fallow deer, river otter, and armadillos.
- South America was also home to living species of armadillos and sloths.
- Several groups of xenarthrans successfully crossed the Central American land bridge to North America when it formed in the Pliocene; these included a number of kinds of ground sloths and armadillos.
- As floodwaters turned hilltops into islands, a key group of animals - predators such as jaguars, harpy eagles, and armadillos - disappeared from the islands.
- While drifting down the river, it is not uncommon to see all types of wildlife like goats, deer, armadillos, foxes and even a rare glimpse of a Bald Eagle.
- The living armadillos of South America bore a striking resemblance to fossil glyptodonts, extinct armored mammals whose fossils occurred in the same area.
- Accessible only by boat, the island provides a natural habitat for a diverse community of wildlife including alligators, fallow deer, dolphins, river otters, and armadillos.
- Peccaries, tapirs, anteaters, armadillos, sloths, coatis, and others are around but hard to see.
- The sloths and armadillos are rather odd mammals characteristic of South America.
- Anteaters, pangolins, and some armadillos use hook-and-pull digging with the enlarged claw of a single, enlarged manual digit to open termite or ant nests made of hard dirt.
- The land bridge allowed the South American armadillo, porcupine, opossum, and ground sloths to colonize the north, as well as the unique South American notoungulates.
- Every time he came up to our place for a visit, all I would hear was ‘my armadillo this’ and ‘my armadillo that.’
- Raccoons, bob cats and armadillos roam the land and gentle manatees (sea cows) swim in the waters of the Indian River.
- Living xenarthrans are represented by three morphologically distinct lineages: armored armadillos, toothless anteaters, and phyllophagous tree-sloths.
- The armadillo, ground sloth, opposums, and phorusrhacid birds were among the animals that migrated North from South America.
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