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North American Mammals - Beavers,Porcupine,Opossum,Armadillo



Nine-banded Armadillo
(Dasypus novemcinctus)
Nine-banded Armadillo
The Nine-banded Armadillo has leathery skin with hardened plates on the back and sides that overlap. The plates form overlapping bands. The number of bands varies from 7 to 11 with 9 being fairly common. The Armadillo has long ears and a long nose... Read more >
Mountain Beaver
(Aplodontia rufa)
Mountain Beaver
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American Beaver
(Castor canadensis)
American Beaver
Beavers are the largest rodents in North America. They are aquatic mammals with glossy reddish brown or blackish brown waterproof fur. They have short dark brown ears. The rear legs are longer than the front legs. The teeth are large and strong for... Read more >
North American Porcupine
(Erethizon dorsatum)
North American Porcupine
The North American Porcupine is the second largest rodent in North America after the beaver. It has a distinctive spiny coat and moves in slow lumbering fashion. The porcupine has a dark brown or black appearance. The back is covered in spines... Read more >
Virginia Opossum
(Didelphis virginiana)
Virginia Opossum
The Virginia Opossum has a long head and pointed snout, with long whiskers. The body is shaped like a large cat and has a long pointed tail with a scaly appearance. Females carry their young in a fur-lined pouch. The fur is pale grey with white... Read more >