Woodcut illustration of an armadillo

Woodcut illustration of an armadillo

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Caption: Armadillo. Woodcut illustration of an armadillo (family Dasipodidae). There are ten genera and twenty species of armadillo living today. They are native to the Americas and are found in a variety of habitats. Most species are insectivorous and all have a covering of armoured plates. This illustration was published in De simplicibus medicamentis ex occidentali India delatis, quorum in medicina usus est, by Nicholas de Monardes printed in Antwerp in 1574.

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Keywords: 1500s, 1574, 16th century, animal, armadillo, armour, armoured, black, dasipodidae, drawing, horizontal, illustration, insectivore, landscape, monardes, monochrome, protection, quadruped, shielded, white, woodcut

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