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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Views Read Edit View history. Cabassous centralis northern naked-tailed armadillo Facebook. Pink fairy armadillo C. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. Generally inhabit grasslands and wooded areas. The forefeet have five claws, with the middle claw being greatly enlarged into a sickle shape.

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Southern long-nosed armadillo D. Chaetophractus Andean hairy armadillo C. Fish and Wildlife Service. Retrieved 24 November cabasspus Savannas are grasslands with scattered individual trees that do not form a closed canopy.

Wikispecies has information related to Cabassous centralis. Diet consists almost exclusively of insects.

Northern naked-tailed armadillo

Retrieved from ” https: Mothers give birth to only a single young at a time. They live in burrows with the entrance opening to open ground or the base of an embankment. Other Physical Features endothermic homoiothermic bilateral symmetry Range mass 2 to 3 kg 4.


Accessed December 31, at https: Prefer areas with thick vegetation as a method of hiding from predators. Mammal Species of the World: In other words, Central and South America. Johns Hopkins University Press.

Cabassous centralis is found in South America, including the area east of the Andes from northern Argentina to Colombia. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. They are also known to eat earthworms, bird eggs, and small reptiles and amphibians.

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

Its Relation to Agriculture and Game. One of the most fossorial of all armadillos, it spends most of its time underground in tunnels. Not much research has been done specifically on the reproduction patterns of C. Greater fairy armadillo C. Terrestrial Biomes savanna or grassland forest rainforest scrub forest Physical Description The body of Cabassous centralis ranges from 30 cm to 71 cm.

Centrali 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. The underside of the animal has numerous tufts of hair arranged in about twenty regular bands. See also Tropical savanna and grassland biome.

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These include larvae and adult scarab beetles, termites, and ants. They have been reported to live for over seven years. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Help us cabasssous the site by taking our survey. Unusually, it rotates its body like an auger as it digs, using the large claws on its fore-feet.


It is found from Chiapas in southern Mexico to western Colombianorthwestern Ecuador and northwestern Venezuelaat altitudes from sea level to m. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Northern naked-tailed armadillo C. Large claws adapted for digging are found on both the forefeet and hindfeet. Cabassous Northern naked-tailed armadillo C.

Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends. Connect with us Help us improve the site by centralia our survey.

The tail varies from 10 cm to 18 cm. Armadillos are solitary creatures but some have been known to travel in pairs or small groups.