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2014-05-07 10:46:53

New research in Biotropica asks FIFA to follow through with its environmental claims. The 2014 FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) World Cup will be played in Brazil. Its “Football for the Planet” program aims to monitor greenhouse gasses, provide environmentally friendly stadiums, and better waste management. However, FIFA has not maximized this opportunity.  In an article published in the upcoming issue, researchers challenge the role that FIFA and the Brazilian...

Image 1 - Preserved Habitat Near National Parks Helps Preserve Species
2012-01-31 15:00:14

National parks often are established to help preserve species native to a particular region, but it appears that some species preservation is more successful if a significant portion of land adjacent to a park also is left as natural habitat. The Cerrado region in Brazil has been identified as the most biologically diverse savanna on Earth, and Emas National Park is an important protected area for populations of wide-ranging large mammals such as giant anteaters, jaguars and puma. But...

2009-03-10 11:08:00

Armadillo Is Ideal Destination for Recession Shoppers HOUSTON, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Armadillo Indoor Marketplace, a huge indoor market forum for a broad array of merchants and entrepreneurs, will be open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., starting April 1. Established in 2006 as a weekend marketplace, this move more than doubles the Armadillo's current hours of operation. The Armadillo is located at 431 E. Airtex Drive, exit 63 off of I-45 North in Houston, Texas. The...

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2006-12-24 09:20:00

MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- For years, Lloyd Nelson laughed off as myth reports that armadillos - those armored, football-sized critters with the big claws and bigger nose - had waddled their way into southern Illinois, the same place folks say they've seen cougars. Folks weren't fibbing about the mountain lions. Nelson knows now they weren't joshing about armadillos, either. Since his run-in with an armadillo that was turning a woman's flower bed into a crater near here three years ago, the Jackson...


Latest Armadillos Reference Libraries

Greater Fairy Armadillo, Calyptophractus retusus
2014-05-19 10:55:17

The greater fairy armadillo (Calyptophractus retusus), also known as the Chacoan fairy armadillo or Burmeister's armadillo, is a species of armadillo that can be found in Paraguay, Argentina, and Bolivia. It prefers to reside in tropical or subtropical arid grasslands or shrublands. This species is small, reaching an average body length between 5.5 and 6.9 inches and a weight of up to 2.2 pounds. As is common to armadillo species, it holds bands of armor along its upper back, but these are...

Big Hairy Armadillo, Chaetophractus villosus
2013-08-22 11:01:24

The big hairy armadillo (Chaetophractus villosus), also known as the large hairy armadillo, is a species that can be found in South America. Its range extends from the Pampas and Patagonia south to Magallanes, Chile and Santa Cruz, Argentina, but it can also be found in the Gran Chaco Province of Bolivia, Paraguay. Because this species adapts relatively easily and it has not lost as much territory as other species, it has been able to remain farther south than other armadillos. It prefers to...

Screaming Hairy Armadillo, Chaetophractus vellerosus
2013-08-22 10:52:59

The screaming hairy armadillo (Chaetophractus vellerosus), also known as the crying armadillo, is a species that is native to southern and central areas of South America. Its range includes areas of Bolivia, Argentina, and Paraguay, among other areas. It resides in a number of different habitats including tropical and subtropical arid forests, temperate deserts, and arid deserts, however it is not found in any areas with rocky terrain because it cannot construct burrows there. The first...

Pichi, Zaedyus pichiy
2013-06-18 12:55:08

The pichi (Zaedyus pichiy), also known as the dwarf armadillo, is a species of armadillo that can be found in a range that extends from the Straits of Magellan to Argentina. It prefers a habitat within desert scrublands, grasslands, and steppe habitats where it burrows into the sand. It is typically found at elevations between sea level and 8,202 feet above sea level. The home ranges of each individual tend to be large and females can give birth to one or two young each breeding season....

Andean Hairy Armadillo, Chaetophractus nationi
2013-06-18 12:49:57

The Andean hairy armadillo (Chaetophractus nationi) is native to Bolivia but can also be found in Argentina, Peru, and Chile. It prefers a habitat within grasslands at high elevations, where it makes burrows in the sand. The species is an omnivore, but there is little known about its habits. The Andean hairy armadillo is threatened by hunting because it is used for food, musical instruments, and crafts and it is also threatened by habitat loss. It is found in one protected area in Bolivia,...

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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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