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SPECIES Priodontes maximus

Author:Kerr, 1792.
Citation:In Linnaeus, Anim. Kingdom: 112.
Common Name:Giant Armadillo
Type Locality:French Guiana, "Cayenne."
Distribution:South America east of the Andes from N Venezuela and the Guianas south to Bolivia, Paraguay, and N Argentina.
Status:CITES Appendix I; U.S. ESA Endangered; IUCN Endangered.
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Synonyms:

    giganteus (G. Fischer, 1814)
    gigas (G. Cuvier, 1817)
    grandis (Olfers, 1818)

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