Greater fairy armadillo

Greater fairy armadillo
Greater fairy armadillo[1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Cingulata
Family: Dasypodidae
Subfamily: Euphractinae
Genus: Calyptophractus
Fitzinger, 1871
Species: C. retusus
Binomial name
Calyptophractus retusus
(Burmeister, 1863)
Greater fairy armadillo range

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]


  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. 
  2. ^ a b "Chlamyphorus retusus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. 2009. Retrieved 18 Sept. 2010.