Chaetophractus Fitzinger 1871 (hairy armadillo)

Mammalia - Xenarthra - Dasypodidae

Parent taxon: Euphractini according to E. Soibelzon et al. 2010

See also Carroll 1988 and McKenna and Bell 1997

Sister taxa: Anutaetus, Chorobates, Eodasypus, Hemiutaetus, Holozaedyus, Isutaetus, Macroeuphractus, Mazzoniphractus, Paleuphractus, Paraeuphractus, Parutaetus, Vetelia

Subtaxa: Chaetophractus vellerosus Chaetophractus villosus

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Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore


• Quaternary of Argentina (12 collections), Bolivia (3), Uruguay (1)

• Pliocene of Argentina (1)

• Miocene of Argentina (1)

Total: 18 collections including 19 occurrences

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