Andean Hairy Armadillo

Andean Hairy Armadillo
Andean Hairy Armadillo
Chaetophractus nationi
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Cingulata
Family: Dasypodidae
Genus: Chaetophractus
Species: C. nationi
Binomial name
Chaetophractus nationi
(Thomas, 1894)
Andean Hairy Armadillo range

The Andean Hairy Armadillo (Chaetophractus nationi) is an armadillo present in Bolivia, in the region of the Puna, the departments of Oruro, La Paz, and Cochabamba (Gardner, 1993). Nowark (1991) describes it as distributed in Bolivia and northern Chile. A recent publication of Pacheco et al. (1995) also locates the species in Peru. It is also thought to be present in northern Argentina.[1]


  1. ^ a b Abba, A., Gomez, H. & Members of the IUCN SSC Edentate Specialist Group (2008). Chaetophractus nationi. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 30 December 2008.