euphractinae

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

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