4 May 2016 Dasypus hybridus (Cingulata: Dasypodidae)
Agustín M. Abba, Mariella Superina
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Dasypus hybridus (Desmarest, 1804) is commonly known as the southern long-nosed armadillo. Like all armadillos, it bears a carapace of ossified dermal scutes covered by epidermal scales. This diurnal species mainly inhabits grasslands on humic soils in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and southern Brazil. D. hybridus is omnivorous with a tendency to myrmecophagy and gives birth to 6–12 presumably genetically identical offspring. Listed as “Near Threatened” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, it is mainly threatened by habitat loss and hunting.

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Agustín M. Abba and Mariella Superina "Dasypus hybridus (Cingulata: Dasypodidae)," Mammalian Species 48(931), 10-20, (4 May 2016). https://doi.org/10.1093/mspecies/sew001
Published: 4 May 2016
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