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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Mammal Species of the World: Prefer areas with thick vegetation as a method of hiding from predators. Savannas are grasslands with scattered individual trees that do not form a closed canopy. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed.

Accessed December 31, at https: Large claws adapted for digging are found on both the forefeet and hindfeet. ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe. Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: They have a short, broad, snout, vabassous, funnel-shaped ears, and small eyes. Its Relation to Agriculture and Game.

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Cabassous Northern naked-tailed armadillo C. Northern naked-tailed armadillo C. Prey is extracted from the tunnels by a long, extensible tongue. Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Economic Importance for Humans: They are also known to eat earthworms, bird eggs, and small reptiles and amphibians.


Northern naked-tailed armadillo – Wikipedia

Cenntralis consists almost exclusively of insects. The head is broad with a short, wide snout cxbassous well-separated ears. Pink fairy armadillo C. University of Texas Press. The forefeet have five claws, with the middle claw being greatly enlarged into a sickle shape. Cabassous centralis Miller[2]. Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends. Southern three-banded armadillo T. They have been described as possessing a pungent, musky odor.

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

Synapomorphy of the Bilateria. Compared with some other armadillo species, the bands are indistinct.

Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. The body of Cabassous centralis ranges from 30 cm to 71 cm. They are not considered a threat to crops like some other species of armadillos. This page was last edited on 20 Cnetralisat Unusually, it rotates its body like an auger as it digs, using the large claws on its fore-feet.

Cabassous centralis is called the naked-tail armadillo because its tail lacks the protective, keratinous plates found on its body.


Endothermy is a synapomorphy of the Mammalia, although it may have arisen in a now extinct synapsid ancestor; the fossil record does not distinguish these possibilities. Cabassous centralis is found in South America, including the area east of the Andes from northern Argentina to Colombia. Centrali is dark brown to cenhralis black with yellow lateral areas and a yellow-gray underside. The carapace is generally dark grey-brown in color, with a yellowish tinge to the lower margin.

Northern naked-tailed armadillo

See also Tropical savanna and grassland biome. Mothers give birth to only a single young at a time.

The northern naked-tailed armadillo Cabassous centralis is a species of armadillo. This species walks on the tips of its claws on its forefeet and on the soles of the hindfeet.

Biogeographic Regions neotropical native Habitat Cabassohs inhabit grasslands and wooded areas. The upper body is covered in multiple, squarish scutesthat are arranged in ten to thirteen bands which allow the animal some flexibility. Chaetophractus Andean hairy armadillo C.