dasypodidae

Six-banded Armadillo (Euphractus sexcinctus)

Also known as the Yellow Armadillo, the six-banded armadillo is a species of armadillo (Dasypodidae) which occurs in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Uruguay, and Paraguay. Isolated populations occur in Suriname as well. Six-banded armadillos are solitary and unlike other armadillos is chiefly diurnal rather than nocturnal. They will inhabit a wide range of habitats from forests to grasslands but prefer open areas where they will feed on a range of plants and invertebrates.

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Mammalia-Cingulata-Dasypodidae-Euphractinae-Euphractus-E. sexcinctus

Image: Exlibris

Seven-banded Armadillo (Dasypus septemcinctus)

also known as the Long-nosed Armadillo, the seven-banded armadillo is a species of armadillo (Cingulata) which is native to South America, where it occurs in Paraguay, Argentina, Bolivia, and Brazil. Seven-banded armadillos are solitary and nocturnal animals, occurring in dry habitats outside of rainforest regions. At night seven-banded armadillos will emerge from their burrows to feed on a range of insects and other various terrestrial invertebrates. 

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Mammalia-Cingulata-Dasypodidae-Dasypodinae-Dasypus-D. septemcinctus

Image: Birmingham Museums Trust

Six-banded Armadillo - Euphractus sexcinctus 

Also known as Yellow Armadillo in English, Gualacate in Spanish, and Tatu Peba in Portuguese, Euphractus sexcinctus (Cingulata - Dasypodidae) is one of the several species of South American armadillos. 

On average, an adult measures 406mm from head to body and has a tail 2/3 as long. These armadillos are distinguished by their pointed and flattened heads, which are covered by large plates arranged in a distinctive pattern. Their body consists of 6-8 movable bands, which are covered with thin grey-brown hair. They have 5 toes, and their claws are well developed for digging and constructing burrows.

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Photo credit: ©Eric Henrique | Locality: Pirajuí, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2013)

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Nine-banded armadillo, Dasypus novemcinctus by Andreas Kay
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Southern Long-nosed Armadillo (Dasypus hybridus)

…a species of armadillo (Dasypodidae) which inhabits the grasslands of northern Argentina, Uruguay, southern Brazil, and Paraguay. Like other armadillos southern long-nosed armadillos will construct and reside in small underground burrows and feed mainly on invertebrates, but they will also eat plant matter as well.

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Mammalia-Cingulata-Dasypodidae-Dasypodinae-Dasypus-D. hybridus

Image: Patricia Carabelli