Greater Long-nosed Armadillo


Greater Long-nosed Armadillo

Taxobox
name = Greater Long-nosed Armadillo
status = LC
status_system = iucn3.1
trend = unknown
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Mammalia
ordo = Cingulata
familia = Dasypodidae
subfamilia = Dasypodinae
genus = "Dasypus"
species = "D. kappleri"
binomial = "Dasypus kappleri"
binomial_authority = Krauss, 1862

The Great Long-nosed Armadillo, "Dasypus kappleri", is a species of armadillo from South America. It is found in Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. It's a solitary nocturnal and terrestrial animal, living, usually, in the vicinity of streams and swamps. It feeds on arthropods and 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.

Subspecies

*"Dasypus kappleri kappleri" Krauss, 1862
*"Dasypus kappleri pastasae" Thomas, 1901

References

* 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.
*MSW3 Gardner|pages=94


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