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.

Author: Kegami Vudolkree
Country: Libya
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Love
Published (Last): 23 March 2008
Pages: 214
PDF File Size: 15.52 Mb
ePub File Size: 3.95 Mb
ISBN: 410-9-94499-129-6
Downloads: 74941
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Mutaur

The head is broad with a short, wide snout and well-separated ears.

A grassland with scattered trees or scattered clumps of trees, a type of community intermediate between grassland and forest.

Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: Endothermy is a synapomorphy of the Mammalia, although it may have arisen in a now extinct cabaasous ancestor; the fossil record does not distinguish these possibilities. Generally inhabit grasslands and wooded areas. Northern naked-tailed armadillo C.

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

The body of Cabassous centralis ranges from 30 cm to 71 cm. See also Tropical savanna and grassland biome. Geography of a Folk Critter. Cabassous centralis northern naked-tailed armadillo Facebook.

These include larvae and adult scarab beetles, termites, and ants.

They have a short, broad, snout, large, funnel-shaped ears, and small eyes. They can locate insects in the soil by their keen sense of smell.

The middle claw is especially large and sickle-shaped. Large claws adapted for digging are found on both the forefeet and hindfeet. Economic Importance for Humans: The upper body is covered in multiple, squarish scutesthat are arranged in ten to thirteen bands which allow the animal some flexibility.


Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Extant Cingulata Armadillos species by subfamily. Biogeographic Regions neotropical native Habitat Generally inhabit grasslands and wooded areas. Retrieved from ” https: Its Relation to Agriculture and Game. Accessed December 31, at https: Other Physical Features endothermic homoiothermic bilateral symmetry Range mass 2 to 3 kg 4. Cabassous Northern naked-tailed armadillo C.

The tail has thinner plates, which are more widely spaced, and somewhat pinkish. The forefeet have centralks claws, with the middle claw being greatly enlarged into a sickle shape. They are also called eleven-banded armadillos for the number of bands that make up their “armor. Mammal Species of the World: The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. Savannas are grasslands with cabsasous individual trees that do not form a closed canopy.

Wikispecies has information related to Cabassous centralis. They have been described as possessing a pungent, musky odor. Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends.

The tail varies from 10 cm to 18 cm. It is capable running rapidly for short distances to escape danger.

xabassous Geographic Range Cabassous centralis is found in South America, including the area east of the Andes from northern Argentina to Colombia. Vegetation is made up mostly of grasses, the height and species diversity of which depend largely on the amount of moisture available.


Terrestrial Biomes savanna or grassland forest rainforest scrub forest Physical Description The body of Cabassous centralis ranges from 30 cm to 71 cm.

Northern naked-tailed armadillo

Not much research has been done specifically on the reproduction patterns of C. Fire and grazing are important in the long-term maintenance of grasslands. The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. Miller[2]. They are also known to eat earthworms, bird eggs, and small reptiles and amphibians. Northern naked-tailed armadillo Conservation status. They are nocturnal and begin their activity after sunset. Compared with some other armadillo species, the bands are indistinct.

This species walks on the tips of its claws on its forefeet and on the soles of the hindfeet. Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Chaetophractus Andean hairy armadillo C. The northern naked-tailed armadillo Cabassous centralis is a species of armadillo. This page was last edited on 20 Novemberat It is found from Chiapas in southern Mexico to cabassoys Colombianorthwestern Cabaxsous and northwestern Venezuelaat altitudes from sea level to m. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

They have been reported to live for over seven years.