Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
Specimen Records: 9
Specimens with Sequences: 5
Specimens with Barcodes: 5
Species With Barcodes: 1
Of the several armadillo genera, only Tolypeutes rely heavily on their armor for protection. When threatened by a predator, Tolypeutes species frequently roll up into a ball. Other armadillo species cannot roll up because they have too many plates.
There are two recognized species:
- Tolypeutes matacus (Desmarest, 1804) – southern three-banded armadillo
- Tolypeutes tricinctus (Linnaeus, 1758) – Brazilian three-banded armadillo
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