Armadillos Reference Libraries

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Greater Fairy Armadillo Calyptophractus retusus
2014-05-19 10:55:17

The greater fairy armadillo (Calyptophractus retusus), also known as the Chacoan fairy armadillo or Burmeister's armadillo, is a species of armadillo that can be found in Paraguay, Argentina, and Bolivia. It prefers to reside in tropical or subtropical arid grasslands or shrublands. This species is small, reaching an average body length between 5.5 and 6.9 inches and a weight of up to 2.2...

Big Hairy Armadillo Chaetophractus villosus
2013-08-22 11:01:24

The big hairy armadillo (Chaetophractus villosus), also known as the large hairy armadillo, is a species that can be found in South America. Its range extends from the Pampas and Patagonia south to Magallanes, Chile and Santa Cruz, Argentina, but it can also be found in the Gran Chaco Province of Bolivia, Paraguay. Because this species adapts relatively easily and it has not lost as much...

Screaming Hairy Armadillo Chaetophractus vellerosus
2013-08-22 10:52:59

The screaming hairy armadillo (Chaetophractus vellerosus), also known as the crying armadillo, is a species that is native to southern and central areas of South America. Its range includes areas of Bolivia, Argentina, and Paraguay, among other areas. It resides in a number of different habitats including tropical and subtropical arid forests, temperate deserts, and arid deserts, however it is...

Pichi Zaedyus pichiy
2013-06-18 12:55:08

The pichi (Zaedyus pichiy), also known as the dwarf armadillo, is a species of armadillo that can be found in a range that extends from the Straits of Magellan to Argentina. It prefers a habitat within desert scrublands, grasslands, and steppe habitats where it burrows into the sand. It is typically found at elevations between sea level and 8,202 feet above sea level. The home ranges of each...

Andean Hairy Armadillo Chaetophractus nationi
2013-06-18 12:49:57

The Andean hairy armadillo (Chaetophractus nationi) is native to Bolivia but can also be found in Argentina, Peru, and Chile. It prefers a habitat within grasslands at high elevations, where it makes burrows in the sand. The species is an omnivore, but there is little known about its habits. The Andean hairy armadillo is threatened by hunting because it is used for food, musical instruments,...

Giant Armadillo Priodontes maximus
2013-06-18 09:18:02

The giant armadillo (Priodontes maximus), known locally as many names including ocarro, is a species that is native to eastern areas of South America, although it is now found in a wide range that includes northern Argentina. It resides in a variety of habitats including tropical forests. Despite its large range, the species has a scattered distribution. The giant armadillo reaches an...

2012-04-02 13:51:07

Holmesina is an extinct genus of pampathere, a group of armadillo-like mammals that were distantly related to modern armadillos. Fossils of members of this genus have been found mainly in Texas and Florida. Members of this genus often traveled north in the faunal interchange and were well adapted to the North American climate, like the ground sloths, glyptodonts, armadillos and other South...

Southern Three-banded Armadillo
2006-12-12 14:24:59

The Southern Three-banded Armadillo, Tolypeutes matacus, is an armadillo species from South America. It is found in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia.

Six-banded Armadillo
2006-12-12 14:23:20

The Six-banded Armadillo (Euphractus sexcinctus), also known as the Yellow Armadillo, is a species of armadillo from South America. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay and isolated population in Suriname. Its body is usually yellowish in color, sometimes tan or light reddish-brown. It is a solitary nocturnal and land animal. It lives in many habitats from rainforest to...

Nine-banded Armadillo
2006-12-12 14:20:47

The Nine-banded Long-nosed Armadillo or just Nine-banded Armadillo, Dasypus novemcinctus, is a species of armadillo. It is from North, Central and South America. It is the most widespread member of the group. The Nine-banded Long-nosed Armadillo is a solitary, mainly nocturnal animal. It is found in many kinds of habitats, from mature and secondary rainforests to grassland and dry scrub....

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