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Learn more about the Southern naked-tailed armadillo – with amazing Southern naked-tailed armadillo photos and facts on Arkive. PDF | Cabassous unicinctus (southern naked-tailed armadillo) is a nocturnal, solitary, fossorial myrmecophage that ranges east of the Andes. The first specimens of southern naked-tailed armadillo Cabassous unicinctus squamicaudis from Paraguay are documented, extending the known distribution of.

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Therefore, both species of armadillos found in EEI seem to have their activity mainly influenced by endogenous rhythms given that C.

Dasypus Southern long-nosed armadillo D. A field guide 2nd ed. The secret life of possums: Anjos for helping with fieldwork.

They are typically located in termite mounds. Help us share the wonders of the natural world. These findings suggest that C. Social organization of nine-banded armadillos Dasypus novemcinctus in a riparian habitat. Andean hairy armadillo C. The following questions were addressed in this paper: Team WILD, an elite squadron of science superheroes, needs your help!

These studies have yielded much information on the biology of D. McNab reported that Cabassous regulates body temperature rather precisely at warm temperatures, whereas E.


Campo cerrado is an open scrubland where the trees are small 3—6 mbut taller and denser than in campo sujo Goodland ; Oliveira-Filho and Ratter ; Silva and Bates On the other hand, the density of E. At each capture, the habitat, season, and time of capture as well as the sex, age, and reproductive condition of the armadillos were recorded.

If you are able to help please contact: Southern naked-tailed armadillo Cabassous unicinctus. X Close Link to this photo Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. In contrast, knowledge of the ecology and natural history of other armadillo species is scarce, especially for species occurring in Brazil e.

The silver reflective tape was cut into numbers and stuck on the carapace of each armadillo. Rodents of Unusual Size. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.

Southern naked-tailed armadillo

Although hunting pressure on South American populations of armadillos has been reported Cuellar, in press ; Loughry and McDonoughthere was hnicinctus evidence of armadillos unicindtus by humans inside or near the EEI during the period of this study. Southern three-banded armadillo T. Only 2 juveniles of E. Campo sujo is a grassland with scattered shrubs, small trees 2—3 m talland acaulescent palms. Such proportions were computed using a curvimeter on a scaled map of the sampled area.


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The probability of an cabassous female C. It may NOT be used within Apps. Share on Facebook Tweet Send email. Carter was instrumental in providing much needed literature. Southern naked-tailed armadillos are solitary, and are said to be nocturnal in the tropics [4] but have been reported to be diurnal further south.

Martins provided logistical support. However, more data from South American populations of armadillos are needed to evaluate between these alternatives. Third, prey availability also would seem a logical explanation for differences in habitat caassous McDonough et al. Therefore, the population size and density estimates for C.

This is the 1st study to report on an estimate of population size for the armadillo C. Density estimates for C. However, if changes in population size were small during the study period, then the assumption of population closure upon which closed population models are unicinftus can still hold White et al.