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Greater Long-nosed Armadillo


The Great Long-nosed Armadillo, Dasypus kappleri, is a species of armadillo from South America. It is found in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. It's a solitary nocturnal and terrestrial animal, living, usually, in the vicinity of streams and swamps. It feeds on arthropods and other invertebrates.

The Great Long-nosed Armadillo has spurs on the hindlegs that allow them to crawl on their knees into narrow tunnels. When threatened they can release a disagreeable musky odor.

Subspecies

Dasypus kappleri kappleri Krauss, 1862

Dasypus kappleri pastasae Thomas, 1901

References

Louise H. Emmons and Francois Feer, 1997 - Neotropical Rainforest Mammals, A Field Guide.

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