Greater long-nosed armadillo

Greater long-nosed armadillo

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Dasypus kappleri

The greater long-nosed armadillo is a South American species of armadillo found in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. It is a solitary, nocturnal, terrestrial animal that feeds on arthropods and other invertebrates, usually living in the vicinity of streams and swamps. One of the larger species of armadillo, it measures 83 to 106 cm in total length and generally weighing 8.5 to 10.5 kg, though it can reach as much as 15 kg . Spurs on its hind legs allow it to crawl on its knees into narrow tunnels.

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Greater long-nosed armadillo habitat map

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References

1. Greater long-nosed armadillo Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_long-nosed_armadillo
2. Greater long-nosed armadillo on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/6289/47440608

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