Abstract: Cabassous centralis (northern naked-tailed armadillo) is a small armadillo with a slender tail. The distinctive tail has widely spaced. Cabassous centralis (northern naked-tailed armadillo) is a small armadillo with a slender tail. The distinctive tail has widely spaced, thin plates. AnAge entry for Cabassous centralis. Classification Genus: Cabassous; Species: Cabassous centralis; Common name: Northern naked-tailed armadillo.

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The forefeet have five claws, with the middle claw being greatly enlarged into a sickle shape.

Not much research has been done specifically on the reproduction patterns of C. Economic Importance for Humans: It has been reported to make low growling sounds and cabassouz squeals, doing so loudly when it is captured, as well as urinating and defecating to discourage its captor.

Northern naked-tailed armadillo

To cite this page: Other Physical Features endothermic homoiothermic bilateral symmetry Range mass 2 to 3 kg 4. Wikispecies has information related to Cabassous centralis. Cabassous centralis is called the naked-tail armadillo because its tail lacks the protective, keratinous plates found on its body.

Northern naked-tailed armadillo Conservation status.

Epiphytes and climbing plants are also abundant. Southern long-nosed armadillo D. Cabassous centralis is found in South America, including the area east of the Andes from northern Argentina to Colombia. Precipitation is typically not limiting, but may be somewhat seasonal. Newborns are blind, deaf, and hairless, with soft, pink, skin, although the scutes are already visible.


These include centraliis and adult scarab beetles, termites, and ants. Fish and Wildlife Service. It is found from Chiapas in southern Mexico to western Colombianorthwestern Ecuador and northwestern Venezuelaat altitudes from sea level to m. The underside of the animal has numerous tufts of hair arranged in about twenty regular xentralis. They can locate insects in the soil by their keen sense of smell. They are also called eleven-banded armadillos for the number centdalis bands that make up their “armor.

The northern naked-tailed armadillo Cabassous centralis is a species of armadillo. Endothermy is a synapomorphy of the Mammalia, although it may have arisen caassous a now extinct synapsid ancestor; the fossil record does not distinguish these possibilities.

Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. Prefer areas with thick vegetation as a method of hiding from predators.

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

They are also known to eat earthworms, bird eggs, and small reptiles and amphibians. Savannas are grasslands with scattered individual trees that do not form a closed canopy. Prey is extracted from the tunnels by a long, extensible tongue. University of Texas Press. The tail has thinner plates, which are more widely spaced, and somewhat pinkish.

The Animal Cabasosus Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. Andean hairy armadillo C. Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Cabassous centralis northern naked-tailed armadillo Facebook. Terrestrial Biomes savanna or grassland forest rainforest scrub forest Physical Description The body of Cabassous centralis cabqssous from 30 cm to 71 cm.


This page was last edited on cabasspus Novemberat The upper body is covered in multiple, squarish scutesthat are arranged in ten to thirteen bands which allow the animal some flexibility.

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It is capable running rapidly for short distances to escape danger. Biogeographic Regions neotropical native Habitat Generally inhabit grasslands and wooded areas. Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts.

Retrieved from ” https: One of the most fossorial of all armadillos, cabbassous spends most of its time underground in tunnels. A grassland with scattered trees or scattered clumps of trees, a type of community intermediate between grassland and forest. Its Relation to Agriculture and Game. The tail varies from 10 cm to 18 cm.

Glossary Neotropical living in the southern part of the New World. Accessed October 14, at http: The carapace is generally dark grey-brown in color, with a yellowish tinge to the lower margin. They have a short, broad, snout, large, funnel-shaped ears, and small eyes.

Geography of cdntralis Folk Critter. Northern naked-tailed armadillo C.