Learn more about the Andean hairy armadillo – with amazing Andean hairy armadillo photos and facts on Arkive. A recent work shows that Chaetophractus nationi and C. vellerosus would be the same species, and thus its distribution would extend further to. Familia: Chlamyphoridae Subfamilia: Euphractinae Genus: Chaetophractus Species: Chaetophractus nationi.

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Andean hairy armadillo

Buccal swabs were dried at room temperature and then wrapped individually in sterile covers. A Bayesian mixture model for across-site heterogeneities in the amino-acid replacement process. Others, simply are killed because they are seen as a pest in that they cause agriculture destruction chaetophratus their burrow making. Like many other armadillo species, the Andean hairy armadillo also employs its powerful claws for digging burrows, in which it lives, rears offspring and uses to escape from predators 2 4.

S upporting I nformation. Andean hairy armadillo biology This fascinating animal forages by moving slowly along, snuffing through the soil and leaf litter. Multivariate analyses of shape variation based on 3-dimensional landmark coordinates of skulls allowed a clear differentiation of each species with the exception of C.

Moreover, the holotype skull used by Thomas in his original description of the species, consisted of only the rostral portion, so a comparison of squamosal-jugal suture is not possible. R Development Core Team. Vargas CBF and A. All data sets are available upon request. Glossary Carapace The top shell of a turtle. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.


natioi This armadillo has 18 dorsal bands, 8 of which are movable. A recent publication of Pacheco also locates the species in Perubasically in Puno Region. Team WILD, an elite squadron of science superheroes, needs your help!

Andean hairy armadillo – Wikipedia

Our geometric morphometric analyses revealed only subtle differences in skull shape between natiooni from the type locality of C. Pink fairy armadillo C. There is an apparent general pattern with specimens from the northern end of the distribution having higher median ratios than those from the southeastern end. Barn swallow Hirundo rustica.

Andean hairy armadillo (Chaetophractus nationi) longevity, ageing, and life history

Mean percentages of individuals of C. The posted materials are not copyedited. We used qualitative and quantitative approaches to evaluate the morphological differences between species. A chaetophractua examination of the squamosal-jugal suture in specimens from a population of C.

Cercopithecinae inferred from geometric morphometric analysis of landmark data. The distance network also illustrates the distinctiveness of C. Retroposed elements and their flanking regions resolve the evolutionary history of xenarthran mammals armadillos, chaetophradtus, and sloths. However, based on the phylogenetic distinctiveness of fairy armadillos, Delsuc et al. ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe.

The Zoological Trust of Guernsey, Guernsey. Andean large hairy armadillo courtship involves the male following the female avidly, and mating occurs with the male mounting the female from behind. The hard outer covering of the Andean hairy armadillo is good protection from predators, but humans can chaetpphractus catch and kill them 2. Loughry, and 2 anonymous reviewers for useful comments.


The mean percentages of individuals classified by discriminant function analysis based on half cranium chaftophractus shape coordinates, according to localities are shown in Table 3 hold-out cross-validation. The most recent range maps Abba and Superina show that their distributions are almost parapatric, with a gap of only 80 km occurring in northern Argentina, most probably reflecting the scarcity of field studies and the corresponding lack of georeferenced localities from the potential area of contact.

Chaetophractus nationi is endemic to Bolivia and northern Chile, in the Andes mountain range. Mean percentages of individuals of Euphractinae classified according to species by hold-out cross-validation.

The armouring extends to the top chaetophrctus the head, which bears dark plates like a helmet, and to the thin tail. Grzimek’s Encyclopedia of Mammals Volume 2. The Morpho package in R allows 3-dimensional rendering to visualize the change in shape along the principal component of interest. There is, however, much overlap among the specimens from high and low altitudes independent of latitude. This fascinating animal forages by moving slowly along, snuffing through the soil and leaf litter.

Body mass estimation in Early Miocene native South American ungulates: Each infant is fully dependent on its mother until weaning, which occurs at about 50 days. Citing articles via Web of Science Nine-banded armadillo Dasypus novemcinctus.

The opposite tendency is shown on the positive side Fig.