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27 August 2019 Dasypus kappleri (Cingulata: Dasypodidae)
Carlos Aya-Cuero, Julio Chacón-Pacheco, Teresa Cristina S. Anacleto
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Dasypus kappleriKrauss, 1862, commonly known as greater long-nosed armadillo, is the second largest extant armadillo and readily distinguishable by the prominent spurs on the hind legs. It is diurnal-nocturnal, solitary, and insectivorous. It is a semi-fossorial species ranging east of the Andes across the central lowlands of South America. It occupies a wide range of habitats including rainforest, riparian forest, and grassland. D. kappleri is listed as “Least Concern” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources in light of its wide distribution, which presumedly contains robust populations.

© 2019 American Society of Mammalogists
Carlos Aya-Cuero, Julio Chacón-Pacheco, and Teresa Cristina S. Anacleto "Dasypus kappleri (Cingulata: Dasypodidae)," Mammalian Species 51(977), 51-60, (27 August 2019).
Accepted: 1 February 2019; Published: 27 August 2019
greater long-nosed armadillo
South America
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