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SPECIES Cabassous unicinctus

Author:Linnaeus, 1758.
Citation:Syst. Nat., 10th ed., 1: 50.
Common Name:Southern Naked-tailed Armadillo
Type Locality:"Africa;" restricted to "l'Amérique" by Buffon (1763), and to Surinam by Thomas (1911a).
Distribution:South America east of the Andes from Colombia to Bolivia and Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Tamayo (1968) said Dasypus undecimcinctus Molina, 1782, was based on a composite of an animal known as "mulita" and Cabassous unicinctus. It is doubtful that unicinctus occurred in NW Argentina (formerly part of Chile) and the name undecimcinctus Molina is best considered a nomen oblitum. The name undecimcinctus Illiger, 1815, is a nomen nudum.


SUBSPECIES unicinctus

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