Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/54565

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Xenarthra
Family:Dasypodidae
Genus:Cabassous
Genus species:Cabassous sp.

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:300-490 cm
Weight:2-6.4 kg
Identification:The eleven-banded armadillo has a dark brown carapace with yellowish edges, yellow-gray undersides, and ten to thirteen moveable bands across its back.
Habitat:Grasslands, upland plateaus, moist lowlands, riversides
Diet:Carnivore: termites, ants
Reproduction:Females give birth to only one young each breeding season.
Behavior:If threatened by a predator, armadillos will burrow to escape. All species within this genus are nocturnal.
Status:No special status

Other Information

Geographic:Southern North America
South America
Date:1965-10 Subjects:Eleven-banded armadillo (unidentified)
edentate
Armadillos
Xenarthra
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata