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SPECIES Dasypus hybridus

Author:Desmarest, 1804.
Citation:Tabl. Meth. Hist. Nat., in Nouv. Dict. Hist. Nat., 24: 28.
Common Name:Southern Long-nosed Armadillo
Type Locality:Paraguay, Misiones, San Ignacio (as restricted by Cabrera, 1958).
Distribution:Argentina, Paraguay, and S Brazil south to Río Negro, Argentina.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Wetzel and Mondolfi (1979) included the Paraguayan paratype of mazzai Yepes, 1933; however, Vizcaíno (1995) included this specimen as a paratype of D. yepesi. Tamayo (1968) said Dasypus undecimcinctus Molina, 1782, was based on a composite of an animal known as "mulita’ and Cabassous unicinctus. The name undecimcintus Molina is best considered a nomen oblitum.



    auritus (Olfers, 1818)
    brevicaudus Larrañaga, 1923

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