The armadillo is resident to both South America and North America and only one species is discovered in the United States. The normal armadillo evaluates around 75cm in length with the tail but the massive one can nurture to over 1.5m in length and the small pink fairy armadillo species is only gets to around 10cm long. There are approximately 20 types of this species still surviving in the American continent with the nine-banded creature the only species discovered outside of the South American tropics.
The armadillo has a solid external shell and can twist up into a ball leaving no flexible parts of body exposed to threat. The armadillo as well has long grazes which the armadillo utilizes for digging burrows and tracking for insects in the globe. These has extremely bad vision which makes them somewhat defenseless in its tropical forest environment. These are created by shields of bone coated in comparatively little overlapping ranges. The scales of them are identified as scutes and these scutes are creation of bone with a wrapping of horn.