Who doesn't expect to see an armadillo at the beach? This is the best shot I could get of this shy creature. She was content to root around under leaves and foliage with her nose, rarely exposing her face. Armadillos are New World placental mammals with a leathery armour shell. Dasypodidae is the only surviving family in the order Cingulata, part of the superorder Xenarthra, along with the anteaters and sloths.