The six-banded armadillo, Euphractus sexcinctus, also known as the yellow armadillo, is a species of armadillo from South America. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay and isolated populations in Suriname (there known as siksi-banti kapasi). Its body is usually yellowish in color, sometimes tan or light reddish-brown. It belongs to the monotypic genus Euphractus.
Drawing of the six-banded armadillo
Distribution of the six-banded armadillo
It is a solitary terrestrial animal, living in many habitats from rainforest to grassland, but mainly found on open areas, such as cerrado plains. It is omnivorous, feeding on a wide range of plant and animal matter. It shelters in a den underground. Unlike most species of armadillo, the six-banded armadillo is mostly diurnal rather than nocturnal.