Proving once again that they are a new source to be trusted, Salon notes the following in their How the World Works blog:
Armadillos are way cooler than pocket gophers
How true that is! This wise observation comes as part of their reporting on an award-winning scientific study by Astolfo G. Mello Araujo and José Carlos Marcelino, titled "The Role of Armadillos in the Movement of Archaeological Materials: An Experimental Approach." Andrew Leonard's summary tells you everything you need to know about the study, but he provides a link to the paper if you need further details.