Dasypus sabanicola

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: Dasypodinae
Genus: Dasypus
Species: Dasypus sabanicola

Name

Dasypus sabanicola Mondolfi, 1968

Type locality: Venezuela, Apure, "Hato Macanillal"

References

* Dasypus sabanicola on Mammal Species of the World.
* Don E. Wilson & DeeAnn M. Reeder (editors). 2005. Mammal Species of the World : A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2-volume set(3rd ed).
* Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. La Salle 27: 151.

Vernacular names
English: Llanos Long-nosed Armadillo
Português: Tatu-dos-Llanos

The Llanos Long-nosed Armadillo (Dasypus sabanicola) is a species of armadillo in the Dasypodidae family. It is endemic to Colombia and Venezuela. The species is very closely related to the Nine-banded Armadillo and the Greater Long-nosed Armadillo. It has very little hair and can weigh up to 22 pounds (9.5 kg), and can get about 2.1 feet (60 cm) long. It lives in dense cover and near limestone formations. Like most other armadillos, they eat ants.[2]

References

1. ^ IUCN SSC Edentate Specialist Group (2008). Dasypus sabanicola. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 30 December 2008.
2. ^ Armadillo Online!. "Genus Dasypus". http://www.msu.edu/~nixonjos/armadillo/dasypus.html. Retrieved 2008-03-30.

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