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Tolypeutes (three-banded armadillos)

Wikipedia Abstract

The genus Tolypeutes contains the two species of three-banded armadillos. They are restricted to open and semi-open habitats in South America.Of the several armadillo genera, only Tolypeutes rely heavily on their armor for protection. When threatened by a predator, Tolypeutes species frequently roll up into a ball. Other armadillo species cannot roll up because they have too many plates.
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Species

Tolypeutes matacus (Southern Three-banded Armadillo) (Attributes)
Tolypeutes tricinctus (Brazilian Three-banded Armadillo) (Attributes)

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