Dasypus novemcinctus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Beal, Maxwell R. W., Matzinger, Parker J., Saborío-R., Guido, Noguera Bristan, Jonathan & Olson, Erik R., 2020, Survey of medium-sized and large mammals of Piedras Blancas National Park, Costa Rica, Check List 16 (4), pp. 939-950: 947

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.15560/16.4.939

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/5B089B20-D77D-BD67-FF58-FC7218ABFABC

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Marcus

scientific name

Dasypus novemcinctus (Linnaeus, 1758)
status

 

Dasypus novemcinctus (Linnaeus, 1758)  

Figure 2N

Material examined. COSTA RICA • Puntarenas Pro- vince, Piedras Blancas National Park ; stations ID 3, 6, 12, 13, 16, 17, 19–21 ( Table 3); first capture on 26 June 2016; camera trap photos   .

Identification. The Nine-banded Armadillo has an armored body with 8 or 9 scutes. It is distinguished from the Northern Armadillo ( Cabassous centralis Miller, 1899   ) by its long snout, narrow ears, armored tail, and noticeably arched carapace ( Wainwright and Arias 2007).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Cingulata

Family

Dasypodidae

Genus

Dasypus