- 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
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
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Extant Cingulata (Armadillos) species by subfamily Dasypodinae Euphractinae TolypeutinaeCategory This article about a mammal is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.