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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Geographic Range Cabassous centralis is found in South America, including the area east of the Andes from northern Argentina to Colombia. Accessed October 14, at http: The tail has thinner plates, which are more widely spaced, and somewhat pinkish. Calyptophractus Greater fairy armadillo Cabzssous. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. Prey is extracted from the tunnels by a long, extensible tongue.

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

Synapomorphy of the Bilateria. The tail varies from 10 cm to 18 cm.

Not much research has been done specifically on the reproduction patterns of C. Cabasosus with some other armadillo species, the bands are indistinct.


The northern naked-tailed armadillo Cabassous centralis is a species of armadillo. Other Physical Features endothermic homoiothermic bilateral symmetry Range mass 2 to 3 kg 4. Mothers give birth to only a single young at a time. Cabassous centralis northern naked-tailed armadillo Facebook.

Fire and grazing are important in the long-term maintenance of grasslands. Economic Importance for Humans: They cabzssous been described as possessing a pungent, musky odor.

Geography of a Folk Critter. See also Tropical savanna and grassland biome.

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They cabasous also called eleven-banded armadillos for the caassous of bands that make up their “armor. Vegetation is made up mostly of grasses, the height and species diversity of which depend largely on the amount of moisture available. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The middle claw is especially large and sickle-shaped. Help us improve the site by taking our survey. They are also known to eat earthworms, bird eggs, and small reptiles and amphibians.

Epiphytes and climbing plants are also abundant. Accessed December 31, at https: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed.


Northern naked-tailed armadillo

This species walks on the tips of its cfntralis on its forefeet and on the soles of the centralos. Southern long-nosed armadillo D. They can locate insects in the soil by their keen sense of smell. Terrestrial Biomes savanna or grassland forest rainforest scrub forest Physical Description The body of Cabassous centralis ranges from 30 cm to 71 cm.

Cabassous centralis Miller[2]. Biogeographic Regions neotropical native Habitat Generally inhabit grasslands and wooded areas.

Glossary Neotropical living in the southern part of the New World. Andean hairy armadillo C. Dasypus Southern long-nosed armadillo D. The underside of the animal has numerous tufts of hair arranged in about twenty regular bands. They have been reported to live for over seven years.