Dasypus Linnaeus 1758 (armadillo)

Mammalia - Xenarthra - Dasypodidae

Synonyms: Praopus Burmeister 1854, Tatu, Tatusia Cuvier 1827

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Parent taxon: Dasypodini according to A. D. Rincón et al. 2008

See also Ameghino 1889, Carroll 1988, Downing and White 1995, Gray 1825, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Linnaeus 1758, Lydekker 1894, McDonald and Naples 2007, McKenna and Bell 1997 and Thomas 1911

Sister taxa: Anadasypus, Pliodasypus, Propraopus

Subtaxa: Dasypus (Cryptophractus) Dasypus (Dasypus) Dasypus (Hyperoambon) Dasypus argentinus Dasypus bellus Dasypus hesternus Dasypus longicaudatus Dasypus moreni Dasypus neogaeus Dasypus patagonicus Dasypus peba Dasypus platensis Dasypus proximus Dasypus scalabrini Dasypus villosus

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Ecology: semifossorial insectivore-frugivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (1 collection), Bolivia (4), Brazil (9), Ecuador (1), Guatemala (1), Panama (1), Peru (1), United States (56: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia), Venezuela (2)

• Blancan of United States (9: Florida, Nebraska)

• Miocene of Argentina (1)

Total: 86 collections including 87 occurrences

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