New records of the southern naked-tailed armadillo Cabassous unicinctus unicinctus Linnaeus, Cingulata: Dasypodidae in Brazil. Novos registros do tatu-de-rabo-mole Cabassous unicinctus unicinctus Linnaeus, Cingulata: Dasypodidae no Brasil. The geographic distribution of Cabassous unicinctus is poorly known due to the low number of available records. Two subspecies with distributions limited by the Amazonas River were recognized in Cabassous u.
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R ose. Editor was M eredith J. H amilton. Cabassous unicinctus southern naked-tailed armadillo is a nocturnal, solitary, fossorial myrmecophage that ranges east of the Andes across the central lowlands of South America.
It occupies a wide range of habitats including grassland, rain forest, cultivated pastures, flooded grasslands, forest patches, disturbed habitats, and gallery forests. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.
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Abstract Cabassous unicinctus southern naked-tailed armadillo is a nocturnal, solitary, fossorial myrmecophage that ranges east of the Andes across the central lowlands of South America.
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Southern naked-tailed armadillo
The southern naked-tailed armadillo Cabassous unicinctus is a species of small armadillo from South America. The upper body is covered by a dark grey bony carapace of squarish scutes. In the mid part of the body, this carapace is divided into a series of ten to thirteen mobile rings, giving the animal some degree of flexibility. Although there are some bristly hairs around the margins of the scutes, the tail and underside of the animal are hairless. The armour covers the back of the neck and extends onto the head between the ears. Smaller and thinner scales are also found on the cheeks and the outer surface of the ears. The snout is relatively short, and the ears large and funnel-like.