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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Savannas are grasslands with scattered individual trees that do not form a closed canopy. This species walks on the tips of its claws on its forefeet and on the soles of the hindfeet. Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends.

Northern naked-tailed armadillo (Cabassous centralis) longevity, ageing, and life history

Cabassous centralis Miller[2]. ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe.

Calyptophractus Greater fairy armadillo C. Economic Importance for Humans: Prey is extracted from the tunnels by a long, extensible tongue.

Coloration is dark brown to almost black with yellow lateral areas and a yellow-gray underside. They are not considered a threat to crops like some other species of armadillos.


The middle claw is especially large and sickle-shaped. Retrieved from ” https: Miller[2]. Accessed October 14, at http: Generally centrralis grasslands and wooded areas.

Cabassous centralis (Cingulata: Dasypodidae) | Mammalian Species | Oxford Academic

Mammal Species of the World: Andean hairy armadillo C. Southern three-banded armadillo T. The body of Cabassous centralis ranges from 30 cm to 71 cm. They have been described as possessing a pungent, musky odor.

Accessed December 31, at https: Dasypus Southern long-nosed armadillo D. Fire and grazing are important in the long-term maintenance of grasslands.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Articles with ‘species’ microformats. The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. They are also called eleven-banded armadillos for the number of bands that make up their “armor. It is found from Chiapas in southern Mexico to western Colombianorthwestern Ecuador and northwestern Venezuelaat altitudes from sea level to m. Armadillos are solitary creatures but some have been known to travel in pairs or small groups.

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In other words, Central and South America. It is capable running rapidly for short distances to escape danger. They are also known to eat earthworms, bird eggs, and small reptiles and amphibians. Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey.


The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. Greater fairy armadillo C. Endothermy 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.

Cabassous centralis northern naked-tailed armadillo Facebook. See also Tropical savanna and grassland biome. Terrestrial Biomes savanna or grassland forest rainforest scrub forest Physical Description The body of Cabassous centralis ranges from 30 cm to 71 cm. They have a short, broad, snout, large, funnel-shaped ears, and small eyes. Epiphytes and climbing plants are also cabasous. Southern long-nosed armadillo D.

To cite this page: Wikispecies has information related to Cabassous centralis. They are nocturnal and begin their activity after sunset.

Northern naked-tailed armadillo

Biogeographic Regions neotropical native Habitat Generally inhabit grasslands and wooded areas. Large claws adapted for digging are found on both the centalis and hindfeet.

The carapace is generally dark grey-brown in color, with a yellowish tinge to the lower margin. Northern naked-tailed armadillo C.

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