Tolypeutes Illiger 1811 (three-banded armadillo)

Mammalia - Xenarthra - Dasypodidae

Alternative spelling: Tylopeutes

Full reference: C. Illiger. 1811. Prodromus Systematis Mammalium et Avium

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

See also Carroll 1988, Gray 1825, McKenna and Bell 1997 and Soibelzon et al. 2010

Sister taxa: Kuntinaru, Priodontini, Tolypeutini

Subtaxa: Tolypeutes tricinctus

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Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore


• Quaternary of Argentina (13 collections), Bolivia (1), Brazil (2)

Total: 16 collections each including a single occurrence

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