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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Coloration is dark brown to almost black with yellow lateral areas and a yellow-gray underside. Miller[2]. While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control.

The upper body is covered in multiple, squarish scutesthat are arranged in ten to thirteen bands which allow the animal some flexibility. The head is broad with a short, wide snout and well-separated ears. It has been reported to make low growling sounds and gurgling squeals, doing so loudly when it is captured, as well as urinating and defecating to discourage its captor.

Cabassous centralis Miller[2]. To cite this page: Greater fairy armadillo C. Not much research has been done specifically on the reproduction patterns of C. One of the most fossorial of all armadillos, it spends most of its time underground in tunnels. Northern naked-tailed armadillo C. Armadillos are solitary creatures but some have been known to travel in pairs or small groups.


Northern naked-tailed armadillo (Cabassous centralis) longevity, ageing, and life history

The cnetralis of the animal has numerous tufts of hair arranged in about twenty regular bands. Precipitation is typically not limiting, but may be somewhat seasonal. Mammal Species of the World: ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe. Retrieved 24 November Cabassous centralis is called the naked-tail armadillo because its tail lacks the protective, keratinous plates cagassous on its body.

Extensive savannas are found in parts of subtropical and tropical Africa and South America, and in Australia. Wikispecies has information related to Cabassous centralis. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed.

They are cenfralis called eleven-banded armadillos for the number of bands that make up their “armor. A grassland with scattered trees or scattered clumps of trees, a type of community intermediate between grassland and forest.

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

Northern naked-tailed armadillo Conservation status. The body of Cabassous centralis ranges from 30 cm to 71 cm. See also Tropical savanna and grassland biome. This species walks on the tips of its claws on its forefeet and on the soles of the hindfeet. In other words, Central and South America. Diet consists almost exclusively of insects.


Endothermy is a synapomorphy of the Mammalia, although it may have arisen cabassouss a now extinct synapsid ancestor; the fossil record does not distinguish these possibilities. It is capable running rapidly for short distances to escape danger. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends. Centralls have a short, broad, snout, large, funnel-shaped ears, and small eyes. They are nocturnal and begin their activity after sunset. Synapomorphy of the Bilateria.