"It is about three and a half feet long, the tail one foot nine inches. It has a long callous snout like a hog, a small mouth, and a slender tounge; this being covered with glutinous saliva, the animal licks up the ants on which it feeds." — S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Aardvark

"It is about three and a half feet long, the tail one foot nine inches. It has a long callous snout…

The armadillos have scaly skin for protection; some have also the power of rolling themselves into a ball, still further securing safety.

Armadillo

The armadillos have scaly skin for protection; some have also the power of rolling themselves into a…

The limbs are short and strong, as are also the claws , and the animals have a great aptitude for digging and burrowing.

Armadillo

The limbs are short and strong, as are also the claws , and the animals have a great aptitude for digging…

This armadillo is found exclusively in South America.

Armadillo

This armadillo is found exclusively in South America.

Armadillos live on carrion, insects and fruit. They are all small, except for the Gigantic armadillo which can weigh over 100 pounds. Their head and body is covered with plates made of bones and scales.

Six-banded armadillo

Armadillos live on carrion, insects and fruit. They are all small, except for the Gigantic armadillo…

"The animal of this genus are the smallest of the armadillos, and their covering is more simple in its construction than that of any others." — S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Chlamphorus

"The animal of this genus are the smallest of the armadillos, and their covering is more simple in its…

"Tolypeutes. It is about fifteen inches long, and having the faculty of rolling itself into a ball, is called <em>Belita</em>, or Little Ball, by the Spaniards. This is in fact its usual mode of escape or defense, as the animal doe snot burrow, and has not sufficient speed for flight." &mdash; S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Mataco

"Tolypeutes. It is about fifteen inches long, and having the faculty of rolling itself into a ball,…

"Its head is small, pointed, and conic; muzzle elongated and narrow; body rather stout; tail short and very broad at its base; dorsal scales disposed in longitudinal rows to the number of eleven; under part of the body, head, and feet naked; some long fair-colored hairs spring from under the scales; the middle claw of the fore-feet exceeds the others in its proportions." &mdash; S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Indian Pangolin

"Its head is small, pointed, and conic; muzzle elongated and narrow; body rather stout; tail short and…

Found from Texas to Brazil. Being sixeen inches long and the ail being fourteen inches.

Tatou Peba

Found from Texas to Brazil. Being sixeen inches long and the ail being fourteen inches.

"In this carapace covers the body above and low down on the sides, but leaves the belly unprotected; the bands across the back are twelve to fourteen. It is the largest of the family, being three feet three inches long, with a tail nearly half the length of the body; its head is very small; its ears are of a moderate size, pointed, and habitually crouched backward." &mdash; S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Giant Tatou

"In this carapace covers the body above and low down on the sides, but leaves the belly unprotected;…