Brazilian three-banded armadillo

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Brazilian three-banded armadillo
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A Brazilian three-banded armadillo at Edmonton Zoo
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Tolypeutes tricinctus
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The Brazilian three-banded armadillo (Tolypeutes tricinctus) is a species of armadillo endemic to Brazil. It is one of two species which can roll into a ball. The other is the Southern three-banded armadillo. It is the most rare species of armadillo: most live in the region called Caatinga, in north-east Brazil. Until the 1990s, the species was thought to be extinct, now it is classified as vulnerable.

References[change | change source]

  1. Miranda F. et al. 2014 Tolypeutes tricinctus. In: IUCN 2014. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1.