Great long-nosed armadillo

Great long-nosed armadillo
Greater Long-nosed Armadillo
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Cingulata
Family: Dasypodidae
Subfamily: Dasypodinae
Genus: Dasypus
Species: D. kappleri
Binomial name
Dasypus kappleri
Krauss, 1862
Greater Long-nosed Armadillo range

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
  • Dasypus kappleri pastasae Thomas, 1901


  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.