Northern Naked-tailed Armadillo

Northern Naked-tailed Armadillo
Northern Naked-tailed Armadillo
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Cingulata
Family: Dasypodidae
Genus: Cabassous
Species: C. centralis
Binomial name
Cabassous centralis
(Miller, 1899)
Northern Naked-tailed Armadillo range

The Northern Naked-tailed Armadillo (Cabassous centralis) is a species of armadillo.[2] It is found from Chiapas in southern Mexico to western Colombia, northwestern Ecuador and northwestern Venezuela, at altitudes from sea level to 3000 m.[1] It is one of only two species of armadillos found outside of South America (the other being the more widely distributed Nine-banded Armadillo).


  1. ^ a b Lara-Ruiz, P., Samudio, R. & Members of the IUCN SSC Edentate Specialist Group (2008). Cabassous centralis. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 30 December 2008.
  2. ^ 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. 97. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.