Dasypus

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Dasypus[1]
9-banded-armadillo.jpg
Dasypus novemcinctus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Cingulata
Family: Dasypodidae
Subfamily: Dasypodinae
Gray, 1821
Genus: Dasypus
Linnaeus, 1758
Species

Dasypus is a genus of armadillo in the family Dasypodidae. It is the only genus in the subfamily Dasypodinae. The genus is largely South American, although the best-known species, the nine-banded armadillo, ranges as far north as the United States, where it is the only armadillo.

Species[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gardner, A. (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M, eds. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 94–95. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.