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Dasypus (Dasypus)

Mammalia - Dasypodidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1758Dasypus (Dasypus) Linnaeus
2008Dasypus (Dasypus) Rincón et al. p. 199

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
RankNameAuthor
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
Americatheria
Xenarthra()
Cingulata()
Dasypodoidea(Gray 1821)
familyDasypodidae(Gray 1821)
subfamilyDasypodinaeGray 1821
tribeDasypodini()
genusDasypus
subgenusDasypusLinnaeus 1758

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Body mass estimates
estimateequationreference
 2.43 kg Mammalia femur diameterGingerich 1990
 3.12 kg Mammalia humerus diameterGingerich 1990
 3.73 kg Mammalia tibia diameterGingerich 1990
mean: 3.05 kg
Measurements
partNmean
femur diameter17.00
humerus diameter17.60
radius diameter15.90
tibia diameter17.70

Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: semifossorialg
Diet: insectivoreg
Diet 2: frugivoreg
Created: 2012-05-15 10:44:07
Modified: 2012-05-14 19:56:52
Source: g = genus, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009, Ji et al. 2002, Mc Bee and Baker 1982

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Late/Upper Pleistocene to the top of the Holocene or 0.12600 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 0.0117 Ma

Collections (11 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117Argentina (Buenos Aires) Dasypus hybridus (73845)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117Brazil (Tocantins) Dasypus novemcinctus (149493)
Late/Upper Pleistocene (high glacial)0.126 - 0.0117Venezuela (Zulia) Dasypus sp. (63515)
Late/Upper Pleistocene - Holocene0.126 - 0.0Brazil (Tocantins) Dasypus novemcinctus (192091)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Panama Dasypus novemcinctus (21691)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Brazil (Districto Agropecura) Dasypus novemcinctus (21687)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Bolivia (Chuquisaca) Dasypus novemcinctus (70705)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Brazil (Sao Paulo) Dasypus novemcinctus (71269)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Venezuela (Guarico) Dasypus novemcinctus (21686)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Bolivia Dasypus novemcinctus (71324)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Peru Dasypus novemcinctus (21689)