Llanos long-nosed armadillo

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Llanos long-nosed armadillo
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Cingulata
Family: Dasypodidae
Genus: Dasypus
Species: D. sabanicola
Binomial name
Dasypus sabanicola
Mondolfi, 1968
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Llanos long-nosed armadillo range

The Llanos long-nosed armadillo (Dasypus sabanicola) is a species of armadillo in the family Dasypodidae. It is endemic to Colombia and Venezuela. The species is closely related to the nine-banded armadillo and the great long-nosed armadillo. It has very little hair and can weigh up to 22 pounds (9.5 kg), and can grow to about 2.1 feet (60 cm) long. It lives in dense cover near limestone formations. Like most other armadillos, it eats ants.[2]


  1. ^ IUCN SSC Edentate Specialist Group (2008). Dasypus sabanicola. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 30 December 2008.
  2. ^ Armadillo Online!. "Genus Dasypus". Retrieved 2008-03-30.