Dasypus kappleri Krauss, 1862
Type locality: "Den Urwäldern des Marowiniflusse in Surinam", neighborhood of Albina, mouth of Marowijne River (Husson, 1978)
* Dasypus kappleri on Mammal Species of the World.
The Great Long-nosed Armadillo, Dasypus kappleri, is a species of armadillo from South America. It is found in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, 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.
* Dasypus kappleri kappleri Krauss, 1862
1. ^ Anacleto, T., Cuellar, E. & Members of the IUCN SSC Edentate Specialist Group (2008). Dasypus kappleri. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 30 December 2008.
* Louise H. Emmons and Francois Feer, 1997 - Neotropical Rainforest Mammals, A Field Guide.
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