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  1. nine-banded armadillo.
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Origin of peba

1825–35; short for Tupi tatu-peba, equivalent to tatu armadillo + peba low
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Historical Examples

  • An example of this form is furnished by another Edentate, Tatusia peba, the nine-banded armadillo (Fig. 358).

    The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity

    George. S. Huntington

  • The peba armadillo, T. septemcincta, is a well-known species, having an extensive range from Texas to Paraguay.

  • The worm was first procured by Natterer from the black armadillo (D. peba), which host also harbors Pentastoma subcylindricum.


    T. Spencer Cobbold