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SPECIES Tolypeutes tricinctus

Author:Linnaeus, 1758.
Citation:Syst. Nat., 10th ed., 1: 56.
Common Name:Brazilian Three-banded Armadillo
Type Locality:"In India orientali;" redefined as Pernambuco, Brazil, by Sanborn (1930).
Distribution:Brazilian states of Bahia, Ceará, Maranhão, Piauí, and Pernambuco; and expected in Goiás (Santos et al., 1994; Olmos, 1995; Oliveira, 1995; Marinho-Filho et al., 1997).
Status:IUCN – Vulnerable; extremely rare (see Silva and Oren, 1993; Santos et al., 1994).
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