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Dasypus bellus (beautiful armadillo)

Mammalia - Dasypodidae

Taxonomy
Tatu bellus was named by Simpson (1929). Its type specimen is AMNH 23542, an osteoderm, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Seminole Field, which is in a Pleistocene fluvial sandstone in Florida.

It was recombined as Dasypus bellus by Auffenberg (1957), Kurten and Anderson (1980), Downing and White (1995), Hulbert and Pratt (1998), McDonald and Naples (2007) and Rincón et al. (2008).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1929Tatu bellus Simpson
1930Tatu bellus Simpson
1957Dasypus bellus Auffenberg
1980Dasypus bellus Kurten and Anderson p. 130
1995Dasypus bellus Downing and White p. 389
1998Dasypus bellus Hulbert, Jr. and Pratt
2007Dasypus bellus McDonald and Naples p. 153
2008Dasypus bellus Rincón et al. p. 201

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
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
speciesbellus()

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