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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They have been reported to live for over seven years. The forefeet have five claws, with the middle claw being greatly enlarged into a sickle shape. Mothers give birth to only a single young at a time. Epiphytes and climbing plants are also abundant. Other Physical Features endothermic homoiothermic bilateral symmetry Range mass 2 to centralie kg 4. Extensive savannas are found in parts of subtropical and tropical Africa and South America, and in Australia.

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

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This page was last edited on 20 Novemberat Johns Hopkins University Press. Synapomorphy of the Bilateria. Chaetophractus Andean hairy armadillo C.

Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. The body of Cabassous centralis ranges from 30 cm to 71 cm.

They live in burrows centrals the entrance opening to open ground or the base of an embankment. Its Relation to Agriculture and Game. Southern long-nosed armadillo D. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Geographic Range Cabassous centralis is found in South America, including the area east of the Andes from northern Argentina to Colombia.

The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. Unlike other armadillos with which they might be confused, they have no scales on the backs of their ears. Newborns are blind, deaf, and hairless, with soft, pink, skin, although the scutes are already visible.

Northern naked-tailed armadillo – Wikipedia

See also Tropical savanna and grassland biome. Unusually, it rotates its body like an auger as it digs, using the large claws on its fore-feet.

Northern naked-tailed armadillo C. It is found from Chiapas in southern Mexico to western Colombianorthwestern Ecuador and northwestern Venezuelaat altitudes from sea level to m. Cabzssous is extracted from the tunnels by a long, extensible tongue. Fire and grazing are important in the long-term maintenance of grasslands.


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It is capable running rapidly for short distances to escape danger. Endothermy is a synapomorphy of the Mammalia, although it may have arisen cabassoux a now extinct synapsid ancestor; the fossil record does not distinguish these possibilities. Retrieved from ” https: Accessed October 14, at http: Northern naked-tailed armadillo Conservation status. The upper body is covered in multiple, squarish scutesthat are arranged in ten to thirteen bands which allow the animal some flexibility.

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Northern naked-tailed armadillo

A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed. They are also called eleven-banded armadillos for the number of bands that make up their “armor.

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University of Texas Press. Not much research has been done specifically on the reproduction patterns of Canassous. These include larvae and adult scarab beetles, termites, and ants. Cabassous Northern naked-tailed armadillo C.

The tail varies from 10 cm to 18 cm. Wikispecies has information related to Cabassous centralis. Retrieved 24 November