Learn more about the Southern naked-tailed armadillo – with amazing Southern naked-tailed armadillo photos and facts on Arkive. PDF | Cabassous unicinctus (southern naked-tailed armadillo) is a nocturnal, solitary, fossorial myrmecophage that ranges east of the Andes. The first specimens of southern naked-tailed armadillo Cabassous unicinctus squamicaudis from Paraguay are documented, extending the known distribution of.

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Reproductive condition was recorded for females only and they were classified as reproductive when they had swollen nipples and increased abdomen volume Loughry and McDonough Authentication This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible.

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During this study, the monthly rainfall and the mean monthly temperature ranged, respectively, from to mm and Riparian forests also occur throughout the cerrado and 4 different forms are recognized, namely, gallery forests, riverine forests, alluvial forests, and valley forests. Such proportions were computed using a curvimeter on a scaled map of the sampled area. Patterns of mortality in a population of nine-banded armadillos, Dasypus novemcinctus.

A larger number of captures of C. To estimate the monthly abundance of arthropods in terms of biomass, the number of individual arthropods of each order collected in each month was multiplied by their average weight in the study area V.

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Density estimates for C. In Brazil, armadillos are relatively common and occur in a number of biomes, such as the Atlantic and Amazon rain forests, pampas, pantanal, caatinga, and cerrado Wetzel Team WILD, an elite squadron of science superheroes, needs your help!


The number of active individuals of C. Carter was instrumental in providing much needed literature. The upper body is covered by a dark grey bony carapace of squarish scutes.

It may NOT be used within Apps. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Armadillos were captured in pitfall traps or by hand, double-marked, and the habitat campo sujo, campo cerrado, and gallery forestsseason, and time of capture were recorded. Rodents of Unusual Size communitycoypudocumentaryecosystemenvironmentfilmmakerfilmmakinginvasiveinvasive speciesrodentsUSAWetlandswildlife Monday 24 September Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: The armour covers the back of the neck and extends onto the head between the ears.

In contrast to C. Hyslop reviewed the English of the manuscript. An anonymous reviewer provided helpful comments. Dasypus Southern long-nosed armadillo D. For example, similar species are expected to vary in their use of habitats as well as in the timing of daily and seasonal activities Carothers and Jaksic The aim of this paper is to report on various aspects of the ecology and natural history of 2 armadillo species commonly found in a cerrado remnant in southeastern Brazil—the naked-tailed armadillo C.

The silver reflective tape was cut into numbers and stuck on the carapace of each armadillo. Northern naked-tailed armadillo C. Panels a and c show the number of manual captures only.

This is the 1st study to report on an estimate of population size for the armadillo C. The expected number of captures in each daytime period was computed by multiplying the total number of manual captures done in the daylight hours by 0. Jnicinctus unicinctus Linnaeus Cuellar in press reported that E. Although hunting pressure on South American populations of armadillos has been reported Cuellar, in press ; Loughry and McDonoughthere was no evidence of armadillos killed by humans inside or near the EEI during the period of this study.


Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. Are the armadillos nocturnal or diurnal? In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Estimation cabassouz population density and statistical analyses. Southern naked-tailed armadillo Cabassous unicinctus. Lindsey Paretti unicinctuus Blood Island.

Therefore, we expect that these species differ in habitat use and daily and seasonal activities in order to reduce competition. For each species, chi-square tests were used to test if the armadillos occurred uniformly among the habitats of the study area, daytime periods 4-h intervals from h to hand seasons.

Southern naked-tailed armadillo

Both species of armadillos used several cabassois in the cerrado of the EEI, including the cerrado physiognomies campo sujo and campo cerrado, and gallery forests. Studies based on sightings and burrow density have shown that Brazilian armadillos occur at higher abundances in hardwood and riparian habitats than in grassland McDonough et al.

Information on the southern naked-tailed armadillo Cabassous unicinctus is currently unicinnctus researched and written and will appear here shortly. Greater fairy armadillo C. Data collected in mid-May and mid-May were pooled.

In contrast, knowledge of the ecology and natural history of other armadillo species is scarce, especially for species occurring in Brazil e. Nine-banded armadillo Dasypus novemcinctus. At each capture, the habitat, season, and time of capture as well as the sex, age, and reproductive condition of the armadillos were recorded. They are typically located in termite mounds. The drift fences canassous made of plastic mesh fixed with sticks, and were cabssous cm tall, with an additional 10 cm buried in the soil.

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