D pilosus is listed as vulnerable by the iucn, but other species in the genus dasypus may be increasing in number the hairy long-nosed armadillo is a protected species in peru the hairy long-nosed armadillo is a protected species in peru. Size & description there are 21 species of armadillo, according to the integrated taxonomic information system (itis) some armadillos are very small, while others are huge the smallest is the.
Nine-banded armadillo skeleton armadillos are new world placental mammals in the order cingulata with a leathery armour shell the chlamyphoridae and dasypodidae are the only surviving families in the order, which is part of the superorder xenarthra. Armadillo: armadillo, (family dasypodidae), any of various armoured mammals found mainly in tropical and subtropical regions of central and south america most of the 20 species inhabit open areas, such as grasslands, but some also live in forests all armadillos possess a set of plates called the carapace. Of the 20 varieties of armadillo, all but one live in latin america the familiar nine-banded armadillo is the only species that includes the united states in its range.
Armadillo is a spanish word that translates to little armored one, a fitting description for the 20 or so species of mammals that have flexible carapaces -- hard bony exterior plates -- for protection. The pink fairy armadillo (chlamyphorus truncatus) is the world’s smallest armadillo species it is typically found in the dry sandy environments of argentina the pink fairy armadillo is the size of a human hand.
The species has since expanded its range northward to nebraska and eastward to south carolina the expansion of the armadillo's range east of the mississippi river was aided by its introduction in florida and the escape or release of captive animals.
The nine-banded armadillo is the only species out of 20, today, that inhabits the southern portion of the united states the armadillo, which is considered to be an ancient and primitive species, is one of the only living remnants of the order xenarthra. Environmental assessment: management of predation losses to state and federally endangered, threatened, and species of special concern and feral hog management to protect other state and federally endangered, threatened, and species of special concern, and candidate species of fauna and flora in the state of florida.