Dasypus bellus Simpson 1929 (beautiful armadillo)

Mammalia - Xenarthra - Dasypodidae

Alternative combination: Tatu bellus

Full reference: G. G. Simpson. 1929. Pleistocene mammalian fauna of the Seminole Field, Pinellas County, Florida. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 56(8):561-599

Belongs to Dasypus according to A. D. Rincón et al. 2008

See also Auffenberg 1957, Downing and White 1995, Hulbert and Pratt 1998, Kurten and Anderson 1980 and McDonald and Naples 2007

Sister taxa: Dasypus (Cryptophractus), Dasypus (Dasypus), Dasypus (Hyperoambon), Dasypus argentinus, Dasypus hesternus, Dasypus longicaudatus, Dasypus moreni, Dasypus neogaeus, Dasypus patagonicus, Dasypus peba, Dasypus platensis, Dasypus proximus, Dasypus scalabrini, Dasypus villosus

Type specimen: AMNH 23542, an osteoderm. Its type locality is Seminole Field, which is in a Pleistocene fluvial sandstone in Florida.

Ecology: semifossorial insectivore-frugivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (54: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia collections)

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

Total: 63 collections each including a single occurrence

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