The Great Armadillo Dinosaur
Bert I. Gordon’s King Dinosaur (1955) briefly features an armadillo as a prehistoric beast. They actually are! Armadillos are the lone representatives of the ancient order Cingulata. The word “armadillo” derives from the Aztec “azotochtli” meaning “turtle-rabbit”. Gordon used a Nine-banded Armadillo, the common and only U.S. species, in filming King Dinosaur.