Cabassous unicinctus (southern naked-tailed armadillo) is a nocturnal, solitary, fossorial myrmecophage that ranges east of the Andes across the central lowlands of South America. It occupies a wide range of habitats including grassland, rain forest, cultivated pastures, flooded grasslands, forest patches, disturbed habitats, and gallery forests. C. unicinctus is listed as "Least Concern" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.
anteater, armadillo, Edentata, edentate, South America, Xenarthra
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Hayssen, Virginia, "Cabassous unicinctus (Cingulata: Dasypodidae)" (2014). Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications, Smith College, Northampton, MA.