Southern three-banded armadillo

Southern three-banded armadillo

Order : Xenarthra
Family : Dasypodidae
Subfamily : Dasypodinae
Species : Tolypeutes matacus


Keywords: tail , yellow , pink

Which zoos have them?
Minnesota Zoo (United States)

The Southern three-banded armadillo is listed as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the southern threebanded armadillo
A young / baby of a southern threebanded armadillo is called a 'pup'. The females are called 'zed' and males 'lister'. A southern threebanded armadillo group is called a 'fez'.
Southern three-banded armadillo habitats
Moist savanna and Savanna
Some facts about the
La Plata three-banded armadillo

Adult weight : 1.5 kg (3.3 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 36 years

Female maturity :320 days

Male maturity : 320 days

Gestation : 120 days

Weaning : 55 days

Litter size : 1

Litters per year : 1

Weight at birth : 0.08 kg (0.176 lbs)

Basal metabolic rate : 1 W

Body mass : 1.16 kg (2.552 lbs)

Temperature : 32.85 °C (91.13 °F)

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Facts about the southern three-banded armadillo

The southern three-banded armadillo is found in central and eastern Bolivia, the Mato Grasso of Brazil, Chaco region of Paraguay, and northern and central Argentina.

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