- Greater Long-nosed Armadillo
name = Greater Long-nosed Armadillo
status = LC
status_system = iucn3.1
trend = unknown
phylum = Chordata
genus = "
species = "D. kappleri"
binomial = "Dasypus kappleri"
binomial_authority = Krauss,
The Great Long-nosed Armadillo, "Dasypus kappleri", is a
speciesof armadillofrom South America. It is found in Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Boliviaand Brazil. It's a solitary nocturnal and terrestrial animal, living, usually, in the vicinity of streams and swamps. It feeds on arthropodsand other invertebrates.
The Great Long-nosed Armadillo has spurs on the hindlegs that allow them to crawl on their knees into narrow tunnels. When threatened they can release a disagreeable musky odor.
*"Dasypus kappleri kappleri" Krauss, 1862
*"Dasypus kappleri pastasae" Thomas, 1901
* Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern
*Louise H. Emmons and Francois Feer, 1997 - Neotropical Rainforest Mammals, A Field Guide.
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