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Dasypus kappleri

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Ordo: Cingulata
Familia: Dasypodidae
Subfamilia: Dasypodinae
Genus: Dasypus
Species: Dasypus kappleri
Subspecies: D. k. kappleri - D. k. pastasae


Dasypus kappleri Krauss, 1862

Type locality: "Den Urwäldern des Marowiniflusse in Surinam", neighborhood of Albina, mouth of Marowijne River (Husson, 1978)


* Dasypus kappleri on Mammal Species of the World.
* Don E. Wilson & DeeAnn M. Reeder (editors). 2005. Mammal Species of the World : A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2-volume set(3rd ed).
* Archiv Naturgesch. 28(1): 20.

Vernacular names
English: Greater Long-nosed Armadillo
Português: Tatu-de-quinze-quilos

The Great Long-nosed Armadillo, Dasypus kappleri, is a species of armadillo from South America. It is found in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. It's a solitary nocturnal and terrestrial animal, living, usually, in the vicinity of streams and swamps. It feeds on arthropods and other invertebrates.

The Great Long-nosed Armadillo has spurs on the hindlegs that allow them to crawl on their knees into narrow tunnels. When threatened they can release a disagreeable musky odor.


* Dasypus kappleri kappleri Krauss, 1862
* Dasypus kappleri pastasae Thomas, 1901


1. ^ Anacleto, T., Cuellar, E. & Members of the IUCN SSC Edentate Specialist Group (2008). Dasypus kappleri. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 30 December 2008.

* Louise H. Emmons and Francois Feer, 1997 - Neotropical Rainforest Mammals, A Field Guide.
* Gardner, Alfred (16 November 2005). Wilson, Don E., and Reeder, DeeAnn M., eds. ed. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2 vols. (2142 pp.). pp. 94. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3.

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