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Tolypeutes

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The genus Tolypeutes contains the two species of three-banded armadillos. They are restricted to open and semi-open habitats in South America.

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.

Species

There are two recognized species:[1]

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution Tierpark Chemnitz - Südliches Kugelgürteltier-8556.jpg Tolypeutes matacus (Desmarest, 1804) Southern three-banded armadillo northern Argentina, southwestern Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia Dasypodidae - Tolypeutes tricinctus.JPG Tolypeutes tricinctus (Linnaeus, 1758) Brazilian three-banded armadillo Brazil

References

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Extant Cingulata (Armadillos) species by subfamily
ChlamyphorinaeCalyptophractus Chlamyphorus
DasypodinaeDasypus
EuphractinaeChaetophractus
Euphractus
Zaedyus
TolypeutinaeCabassous Priodontes
Tolypeutes


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Tolypeutes: Brief Summary

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The genus Tolypeutes contains the two species of three-banded armadillos. They are restricted to open and semi-open habitats in South America.

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.

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