Southern long-nosed armadillo

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Southern long-nosed armadillo
Dasypus hybridus - Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria - Genoa, Italy - DSC03055.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Cingulata
Family: Dasypodidae
Subfamily: Dasypodinae
Genus: Dasypus
Species: D. hybridus
Binomial name
Dasypus hybridus
(Desmarest, 1804)
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Southern long-nosed armadillo range

The southern long-nosed armadillo (Dasypus hybridus) is an armadillo species from South America. It is found in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. These small mammals are grey, between 25 to 50 centimetres long and weigh between 1,5 and 2 kilograms. They belong to the order Cingulata and have a leathery armour shell with seven bands.

Distribution, habitat and diet[edit]

The southern long-nosed armadillo inhabits grasslands in northern Argentina, Uruguay, southern Brasil and Paraguay. This mammal lives in selfmade small burrows. Its diet consists mainly of invertebrates although they may also eat vegetables and scraps.[2]


  1. ^ Abba, A., lara-Ruiz, P., Vizcaino, S. & Members of the IUCN SSC Edentate Specialist Group (2008). Dasypus hybridus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 30 December 2008.
  2. ^ Myers, P.; Espinosa, R.; Parr, C. S.; Jones, T.; Hammond, G. S.; Dewey, T. A. (2008). "Dasypus hybridus". ADW - University of Michigan Museum of Zoology. Retrieved 2012-10-04.