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Armadillos and other unusual animals

Q. L. Pearce

Armadillos and other unusual animals

by Q. L. Pearce

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Published by J. Messner in Englewood Cliffs, NJ .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Animals -- Miscellanea -- Juvenile literature,
  • Animals -- Miscellanea

  • About the Edition

    Brief introductions to thirty animals with unusual and bizarre habits--such as the hognose snake who plays dead as a defense mechanism and the sand skink who can see through windows in his eyelids.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 63) and index.

    StatementQ.L. Pearce ; illustrated Mary Ann Fraser.
    SeriesAmazing science
    ContributionsFraser, Mary Ann, ill.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL49 .P34 1989
    The Physical Object
    Pagination64 p. :
    Number of Pages64
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2190854M
    ISBN 100671686453, 0671685287
    LC Control Number89009315

      The nine-banded is the only type of armadillo that has a growing population; all other species (there are 20 total!) are nearing extinction due to human-related environmental factors.   Armadillos — one of Kansas’ newer and most unusual, animals — continue to increase their range and population in the state. we know armadillos are the only other .

    Despite a brain the size of a walnut (the armadillo, not Dr. Klemm!), this strange little critter has managed to survive for 55 million years, outcompeting many other animals along the way. This book examines the history of the armadillo, and discusses many of its unique traits.   One way to distinguish the many types of armadillo is the number of bands. In South and Central America three-banded and six-banded armadillos may be found, but the armadillos of Texas are only the nine-banded variety. Other types may include the more unusual hairy screaming variety and the pink fairy type.

      Armadillos as a model for Hansen’s disease. To circumvent the problem that the bacillus M. leprae cannot be cultivated in vitro, Shepard in 14 established an animal model consisting of bacilli multiplication in the mouse pad. In , Kirchheimer and Storrs 15 achieved the spread of M. leprae in nine-banded armadillos (Dasypus novemcinctus) in captivity, and soon after in the seven.   World Book blogs are carefully crafted by our team of editors to present the latest news, science discoveries, current events and other topics of interests for young readers to inspire curiosity and a love of learning., Page


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Genre: Informational Text Lexile: L Age level: Primary/learning to read Summary: To most children, armadillos are a strange animal. It is interesting to learn about strange animals such as these and this book is bursting with information.4/5.

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Armadillos and other unusual animals Q L Pearce ; Mary Ann Fraser Brief introductions to thirty animals with unusual and bizarre habits--such as the hognose snake who plays dead as a defense mechanism and the sand skink who can see through windows in his eyelids.

Add library to Favorites. Each book also presents a folk story that people have used to help explain the animal's appearance or behavior. A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of armadillos, the distinctively armored American mammals.

Also included is a story from folklore explaining how armadillos became musical/5(4). He's going through an armadillo obsession and our local libraries just don't have any factual books about armadillos.

This is a short book with great pictures, a few Armadillos and other unusual animals book facts, but not much more. He would have liked it more had it had some more in-depth information, like the steps involved in an armadillo rolling up in a ball, or what Reviews: 1.

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Now, publishing in the New England Journal of Medicine, scientists have sequenced the genome of a rare leprosy strain found in a Texas armadillo, compared with the strains in human patients, and found them to be the same — very good proof that the disease is.

BY Shaunacy Ferro. Octo iStock. Armadillos, the state animal of Texas, are weird creatures. They are difficult to trap, spit like baseball players, and jump straight into traffic.

The rubber boa, also known as the “two-headed snake”, tricks other animals into thinking its tail is its head. When a predator approaches, it. Armadillos spend the daylight hours in burrows that can be 6 metres (20 feet) long, extend metres (5 feet) under the ground, and have up to 12 entrances.

Each species digs burrows to accommodate its size and shape; other animals also use them for shelter. Because of their burrowing habits, armadillos are considered pests in many regions. Learn about the humble armadillo's prehistoric cousin—the glyptodont.

While modern armadillos range in length from about 6 inches to 5 feet (15 centimeters to meters), some species of glyptodont grew to over 10 feet (3 meters) long, the size of a small car. Armadillos are the only animals besides humans that are affected by Hansen’s disease, also known as people in Florida have tested positive for leprosy this year; all.

Clinical manifestation. Armadillos show few overt signs of leprosy. Although susceptibility to lepromatous-type leprosy (affecting the skin) is a unique trait shared only by humans and armadillos, a large portion of the armadillo body is covered with armor, and skin lesions are not easily seen (Truman, ).Abrasions around the eyes, nose and feet are the most common signs but are also.

In a fantastical way, Rudyard Kipling’s The Beginning of the Armadillos tells the story of a tortoise and a hedgehog who turn themselves into armadillos by teaching each other their unique talents.

The hedgehog teaches the armadillo how to curl up into his characteristic ball; the tortoise teaches the hedgehog how to swim, which strengthens. Armadillos are typically non-aggressive and tend to run away when threatened, however, their claws can be harmful and any handling of the animals should be left to a professional such as your local Wildlife Whisperer, Inc.

Contrary to popular belief most species of armadillo cannot roll up into a ball to protect themselves, including the Nine. Other animals. You may have heard that the armadillo is related to some other animals, like opossums, rodents, or other ant-eating animals from Africa and Asia.

This isn’t true. Armadillos are only closely related to other xenarthrans — South American anteaters and sloths. This group is unique to North and South America, and is not closely. - Collection of Odd to me animals and their environment. See more ideas about Animals, Armadillo, My animal pins. Get this from a library.

Armadillos. [Bethany Baxter] -- This book introduces armadillos, mammals that have bodies covered in bony plates, describing their physical characteristics, eating habits, habitats, behavior, life cycle, and endangered status.

Armadillos (meaning "little armoured one" in Spanish) are New World placental mammals in the order Chlamyphoridae and Dasypodidae are the only surviving families in the order, which is part of the superorder Xenarthra, along with the anteaters and extinct genera and 21 extant species of armadillo have been described, some of which are distinguished by the number of.

So this week, let's talk about armadillos. The Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus), non-native to Alabama, is a rather unusual animal that has a .There are about 20 different species of armadillos.

Armadillos can be found in forested areas throughout Central and South America. But the most common and wide-spread species of armadillo, the nine-banded, ranges well into North America, and is the State animal of Texas.Armadillos are the only animals other than humans that can contract leprosy, and in some parts of the United States, 10 to 20 percent of the animals are believed to be infected.

Recent research has shown that the bacteria that cause the disease can be transmitted between humans and armadillos.