Animal Size

Nine-banded armadillo size: How big do they get?

How big does a Nine-banded armadillo get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) reaches an average size of 44.3 cm (1′ 6″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 15 years, they grow from 96 grams (0.21 lbs) to 3.98 kg (8.76 lbs). A Nine-banded armadillo has 3 babies at once. The Nine-banded armadillo (genus: Dasypus) is a member of the family Dasypodidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

The average adult size of a Nine-banded armadillo is  (1' 6

The nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus), or the nine-banded, long-nosed armadillo, is a medium-sized mammal found in North, Central, and South America, making it the most widespread of the armadillos. Its ancestors originated in South America, and remained there until the formation of the Isthmus of Panama allowed them to enter North America as part of the Great American Interchange.The nine-banded armadillo is a solitary, mainly nocturnal animal, found in many kinds of habitats, from mature and secondary rainforests to grassland and dry scrub. It is an insectivore, feeding chiefly on ants, termites, and other small invertebrates. The armadillo can jump 3–4 ft (91–122 cm) straight in the air if sufficiently frightened, making it a particular danger on roads. It is the state small mammal of Texas.

Animals of the same family as a Nine-banded armadillo

We found other animals of the Dasypodidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Nine-banded armadillo

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Nine-banded armadillo:

Animals with the same litter size as a Nine-banded armadillo

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (3) as a Nine-banded armadillo:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Nine-banded armadillo

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Nine-banded armadillo:

Animals with the same weight as a Nine-banded armadillo

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Dasypus novemcinctus: