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Chaetophractus vellerosus

Chaetophractus vellerosus (*)

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: Euphractinae
Genus: Chaetophractus
Species: Chaetophractus vellerosus
Subspecies: C. v. pannosus - C. v. vellerosus


Chaetophractus vellerosus (Gray, 1865)

Type locality: Bolivia, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz de la Sierra


* Chaetophractus vellerosus on Mammal Species of the World.
Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2 Volume Set edited by Don E. Wilson, DeeAnn M. Reeder
* Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1865: 376.

Vernacular names
English: Screaming Hairy Armadillo
Português: Tatu-peludo-gritador

The Screaming Hairy Armadillo (Chaetophractus vellerosus) is a species of armadillo in the family Dasypodidae. It is found in parts of the Gran Chaco and Pampas areas of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, and Paraguay. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, temperate shrubland, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, temperate grassland, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, hot deserts, temperate desert, arable land, pastureland, and plantations.[2] This is a burrowing form, and it is not found in areas too rocky for excavation.[2] The adjective "screaming" derives from its habit of squealing when threatened.


* Chaetophractus vellerosus vellerosus
* Chaetophractus vellerosus pannosus


1. ^ Gardner, Alfred L. (16 November 2005). "Order Cingulata (pp. 94-99)". In Wilson, Don E., and Reeder, DeeAnn M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2 vols. (2142 pp.). p. 96. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
2. ^ a b c Abba, A.M.; Superina, M. 2009.0. Chaetophractus vellerosus. In: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. Downloaded on 31 October 2010.

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