Big Hairy Armadillo (Chaetophractus villosus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Cingulata
Family: Dasypodidae
Subfamily: Euphractinae
Genus: Chaetophractus
Fitzinger, 1871
  • C. vellerosus
  • C. villosus
  • C. nationi

Chaetophractus is a small genus of armadillos in the Dasypodidae family. It contains the following three species:

Members of the genus are endemic to the continent of South America. They are found in the central and southern countries such as Argentina Bolivia, Chile, and Paraguay.


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