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Dasypus (long-nosed armadillos)

Wikipedia Abstract

Dasypus, also known as the long-nosed or naked-tailed armadillo, is the only extant genus in the family Dasypodidae. They are largely found in South, Central, and North America. Dasypus are solitary mammals that are primarily nocturnal to avoid temperature extremes and predation. They exist in numerous habitats ranging from brush to grassland areas and are mainly insectivorous. The most common and widespread of the Dasypus species is the nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcintus), which is commonly used in the study of leprosy due to its unique ability to systematically contract the disease.
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Species

Dasypus hybridus (Southern Long-nosed Armadillo) (Attributes)
Dasypus kappleri (Greater Long-nosed Armadillo) (Attributes)
Dasypus mazzai (Yepes's Mulita) (Attributes)
Dasypus novemcinctus (Nine-banded Armadillo) (Attributes)
Dasypus pilosus (Hairy Long-nosed Armadillo) (Attributes)
Dasypus sabanicola (Llanos Long-nosed Armadillo) (Attributes)
Dasypus septemcinctus (Seven-banded Armadillo) (Attributes)

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