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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Northern naked-tailed armadillo

Accessed October 14, at http: Calyptophractus Greater fairy armadillo C. Biogeographic Regions neotropical native Habitat Generally inhabit grasslands and wooded areas. Mammal Species of the World: Geographic Range Cabassous centralis is found in South America, including the area east of the Cemtralis from northern Argentina to Colombia. They have been reported to live for over seven years. Other Physical Features endothermic homoiothermic bilateral symmetry Range mass 2 to 3 kg 4.

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See also Tropical savanna and grassland biome. The head is broad with a short, wide snout and well-separated ears. Large claws adapted for digging are found on both the forefeet and hindfeet.

They are nocturnal and begin their activity after sunset. Connect with us Help us improve cabasous site by taking our survey.

Southern three-banded armadillo T. Diet consists almost exclusively of insects. Cabassous centralis Miller[2]. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Fire and grazing are important in the long-term maintenance of grasslands. Views Read Edit View history. The middle claw is especially large and sickle-shaped.

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Mothers give birth to only a single cabaseous at a time. Generally inhabit grasslands and wooded areas. Synapomorphy of the Bilateria. 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.

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The body of Cabassous centralis ranges from 30 cm to 71 cm. The forefeet have five claws, with the middle claw being greatly enlarged into a sickle shape.

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

A grassland with scattered trees or scattered clumps of trees, a type of community intermediate between grassland and forest. It is found from Chiapas in southern Mexico to western Colombianorthwestern Ecuador and northwestern Venezuelaat altitudes from sea level to m. Armadillos are solitary creatures but some have been known to travel in pairs or small groups. Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends.

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