The “weird” pink armadillo has a strange double skin found in no other mammal

Scientists have revealed that the pink armadillo – the smallest species of armadillo – has a unique double skin.

In a new study published on December 19, 2023 in the journal Journal of ZoologyThe researchers studied the microscopic anatomy of parts of the pink armadillo (Chlamyphorus truncatus) Skin with or without osteoderms – bony plates embedded in the skin. In doing so, they revealed the unique and “strange” second layer of skin beneath the animal's dorsal armor.

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