The Dasypodidae or armadillos are the only surviving family in the order Cingulata, part of the superorder Xenarthra. The word armadillo is Spanish for "little armored one". There are approximately 10 genera and around 20 species of armadillo.
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Andean Hairy Armadillo: Chaetophractus nationi
Photographs and information from ARKive on this species found on high-altitude grasslands in Bolivia, northern Chile and northern Argentina.
ARKive: Giant Armadillo (Priodontes maximus)
Factsheet with description, range and habitat, biology, threats and conservation. Includes photos and video.
ARKive: Southern Long-nosed Armadillo (Dasypus hybridus)
Factsheet with description, biology, status and photographs.
Outline from Wikipedia of the classification of the family Dasypodidae and the habitat and physiology of its ten genera and twenty species.
Chacoan Naked-tailed Armadillo: Cabassous chacoensis
Photographs and information from ARKive on this species endemic to the Gran Chaco region of western Paraguay and north-western Argentina.
Taxonomy, photograph and description of the nine-banded armadillo its habitat and distribution, life history, physical tolerances, community ecology and invasion information.
Basic information and anatomy of the armadillo.
Giant Armadillo- Endangered Species
Priodontes giganteus . Pic .
Large Hairy Armadillo: Chaetophractus villosus
Photographs, videos and information from ARKive including classification, status, description, range, habitat, biology, threats and conservation.
From Texas Parks and Wildlife.
Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus)
Detailed species account from The Mammals of Texas.
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