Calyptophractus retusus

Calyptophractus retusus, Photo: Michael Lahanas

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Ordo: Cingulata
Familia: Dasypodidae
Subfamilia: Euphractinae
Genus: Calyptophractus
Species: Calyptophractus retusus

Name

Calyptophractus retusus (Burmeister, 1863)

Type locality: Bolivia, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz de la Sierra

Synonyms

* Chlamyphorus retusus Burmeister, 1863

References

* Calyptophractus retusus on Mammal Species of the World.
Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2 Volume Set edited by Don E. Wilson, DeeAnn M. Reeder
* Abhandl. Gesd. Naturf. Halle 7: 167.

Vernacular names
Internationalization
English: Greater Fairy Armadillo
Português: Tatu-de-Burmeister

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The Greater Fairy Armadillo (Calyptophractus retusus), also known as Burmeister's Armadillo or the Chacoan Fairy Armadillo, is a species of armadillo in the family Dasypodidae. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, and Paraguay. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland. It is threatened by habitat loss.[2]

It is the only species in the genus Calyptophractus.[1]

References

1. ^ a b Gardner, Alfred L. (16 November 2005). "Order Cingulata (pp. 94-99)". In Wilson, Don E., and Reeder, DeeAnn M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2 vols. (2142 pp.). p. 95. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3/browse.asp?id=11700022.
2. ^ a b Abba, A.M. & Superina, M. (2009) Chlamyphorus retusus In: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.3. www.iucnredlist.org Downloaded on 18 Sept. 2010.

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