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Captive giant armadillo in Colombia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Cingulata
Family: Dasypodidae
Subfamily: Tolypeutinae

Tolypeutinae is a subfamily of armadillo in the Dasypodidae family. It contains the following three extant genera:[2]


  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. 
  2. ^ "Tolypeutinae". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 18 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Guillaume Billet, Lionel Hautier, Christian de Muizon and Xavier Valentin (2011). "Oldest cingulate skulls provide congruence between morphological and molecular scenarios of armadillo evolution". Proceedings of the Royal Society 278. doi:10.1098/rspb.2010.2443.