Pink Fairy Armadillo

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Pink fairy armadillo[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia purol
Order: Cingulata
Family: Dasypodidae
Subfamily: Euphractinae
Genus: Chlamyphorus
Harlan, 1825
Species: C. truncatus
Binomial name
Chlamyphorus truncatus
Harlan, 1825
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Pink fairy armadillo range

The Pink Fairy Armadillo or Pichiciego is the smallest species of armadillo. It is found in central Argentina where it lives in dry grasslands and sandy plains. The Pink Fairy Armadillo's body is 84–117 mm long and its tail is 27-35 mm long. They usually weigh 85 grams. Their armor is a pale pink, and their legs are covered with little white hairs.[3] The pink fairy armadillo is an endangered species.

References[change | change source]

  1. Gardner, A. (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M, eds. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 96. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  2. "Chlamyphorus truncatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. 2009. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
  3. Nowak, Ronald (1999). Ronald Nowak, ed. Walker's mammals of the world. 1 (illustrated ed.). JHU Press. p. 166. ISBN 0801857899.