Giant Armadillo

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Armadillo raksasa
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Cingulata
Family: Dasypodidae
Subfamily: Tolypeutinae
Genus: Priodontes
F. Cuvier, 1825
Species: P. maximus
Binomial name
Priodontes maximus
(Kerr, 1792)

The Giant Armadillo (Priodontes maximus), colloquially Tatou, Ocarro, Tatu-canastra or Tatú Carreta, is the largest living species of armadillo. It was once found widely throughout the tropical forests of eastern South America and now ranges throughout varied habitat as far south as northern Argentina.