Chaetophractus villosus Desmarest 1804 (big hairy armadillo)

Mammalia - Xenarthra - Dasypodidae

Belongs to Chaetophractus according to E. Soibelzon et al. 2010

See also Deschamps 2005

Sister taxon: Chaetophractus vellerosus

Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur diameter 7.80, humerus diameter 10.0, radius diameter 3.70, tibia diameter 8.00

Estimated body mass: 4.42 kg based on femur diameter, humerus diameter, and tibia diameter


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

• Pliocene of Argentina (1)

Total: 15 collections each including a single occurrence

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