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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Synapomorphy of the Bilateria. Northern naked-tailed xabassous Conservation status. They are also called eleven-banded armadillos for the number of bands that make up their “armor.

Extensive savannas are found in parts of subtropical and tropical Africa and South America, and in Australia. Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts.

It is capable running rapidly for short distances to escape danger. Mammal Species of the World: Accessed October 14, at http: Terrestrial Biomes savanna or grassland forest rainforest cabassoue forest Physical Description The body of Cabassous centralis ranges from 30 cm to 71 cm.

Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: Cabassous Northern naked-tailed armadillo C. Proceedings of the Biological Centraalis of Washington. Geographic Range Cabassous centralis is found in South America, including the area east of the Andes from northern Argentina to Colombia. Cabassous centralis is called the cabassuos armadillo because its tail lacks the protective, keratinous plates found on its body.


They live in burrows with the entrance opening to open ground or the base of an embankment.

Wikispecies has information related to Cabassous centralis. Retrieved 24 November It has been reported to make low growling sounds and gurgling squeals, doing so loudly when it is captured, as well as urinating and defecating to discourage its captor.

Calyptophractus Greater fairy armadillo C. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. They have a short, broad, snout, large, funnel-shaped ears, and small eyes. Its Relation to Agriculture cabassouz Game.

Economic Importance for Humans: Southern long-nosed armadillo D. Geography of a Folk Critter. To cite this page: ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. Greater fairy armadillo C. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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

Accessed December 31, at https: They are nocturnal and begin their activity after sunset. In other words, Central and South America. Precipitation is typically not limiting, but may be somewhat seasonal.

They have been reported to live for over seven years. Coloration is dark brown to almost black with yellow lateral areas and a yellow-gray underside. Diet consists almost exclusively of insects. Savannas are grasslands with scattered individual trees that do not form a closed canopy. Not much research has been done specifically on the reproduction patterns of C.


The head is broad with a short, wide snout and well-separated ears. They are not considered a threat to crops like some other species of armadillos. Retrieved from ” https: These include larvae and adult scarab beetles, termites, and ants. The body of Cabassous centralis ranges from 30 cm to 71 cm. Southern three-banded armadillo T. Other Physical Features endothermic homoiothermic bilateral symmetry Range mass 2 to 3 kg 4.

Views Read Edit View history. This page was last edited on 20 Novemberat The middle claw is especially cabzssous and sickle-shaped. Glossary Neotropical living in the southern part of the New World. Large claws adapted for digging are found on both the forefeet and hindfeet. Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Northern naked-tailed armadillo – Wikipedia

Newborns cagassous blind, deaf, and hairless, with soft, pink, skin, although the scutes are already visible. They have been described as possessing a pungent, musky odor. University of Texas Press.