Abstract: Cabassous centralis (northern naked-tailed armadillo) is a small armadillo with a slender tail. The distinctive tail has widely spaced. Cabassous centralis (northern naked-tailed armadillo) is a small armadillo with a slender tail. The distinctive tail has widely spaced, thin plates. AnAge entry for Cabassous centralis. Classification Genus: Cabassous; Species: Cabassous centralis; Common name: Northern naked-tailed armadillo.

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Fire and grazing are important in the long-term maintenance of grasslands. Southern long-nosed armadillo D. Epiphytes and climbing plants are also abundant.

Cabassous centralis northern naked-tailed armadillo Facebook. ADW doesn’t cebtralis all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe. The body of Cabassous centralis ranges from 30 cm to 71 cm. Cabasosus December 31, at https: Generally inhabit grasslands and wooded areas.

Accessed October 14, at http: It is found from Chiapas in southern Mexico to western Colombianorthwestern Ecuador and northwestern Venezuelaat altitudes from sea level to m.

naked-tailed armadillo Cabassous centralis – Picture of Shiripuno Amazon Lodge, Coca

Dasypus Southern long-nosed armadillo D. Fish and Wildlife Service. The head is broad with a short, wide snout and well-separated ears. They have been reported to live for over seven years. This species walks on the tips of its claws on its forefeet and on the soles of the hindfeet.


Geographic Range Cabassous centralis is found in South America, including the area centrakis of the Andes from northern Argentina to Colombia.

Northern naked-tailed armadillo

cabaesous The upper body is covered in multiple, squarish scutesthat are arranged in ten to thirteen bands which allow the animal some flexibility. The tail varies from 10 cm to 18 cm.

The carapace is generally dark grey-brown in color, with a yellowish tinge to the lower margin.

They are also known to eat earthworms, bird eggs, and small reptiles and amphibians. Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Northern naked-tailed armadillo C.

Andean hairy armadillo C. The underside of the animal has numerous tufts of hair arranged in about twenty regular bands. It is capable running rapidly for short distances to cejtralis danger.

Cabassous centralis (Cingulata: Dasypodidae) | Mammalian Species | Oxford Academic

See also Tropical savanna and grassland biome. Miller[2].

Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal cbassous ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends.

Coloration is dark brown to almost black with yellow lateral areas and a yellow-gray underside.

The middle claw is especially large and sickle-shaped. They have been described as possessing a pungent, musky odor. The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. In other words, Central and South America. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed. Large claws adapted for digging are found on both the forefeet and hindfeet.


Johns Hopkins University Press. Prefer areas with thick vegetation as a method of hiding from predators. Terrestrial Biomes savanna or grassland forest rainforest scrub forest Physical Description The body of Cabassous centralis ranges from 30 cm to 71 cm.

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Savannas are grasslands with scattered individual trees that do not form a closed canopy. Articles with ‘species’ cenyralis. One of the most fossorial of all armadillos, it spends most of its time underground in tunnels. Extensive savannas are found in parts of subtropical and tropical Africa and South America, and in Australia. They are also called eleven-banded armadillos for the number of bands that make up their “armor.

Unlike other armadillos with which they might be cabasspus, they have no scales on the backs of their ears. Vegetation is made up mostly of grasses, the height and species diversity of which depend largely on the amount of moisture available. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Precipitation is typically not limiting, but may be somewhat seasonal.