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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There is therefore no doubt that the synonymized C. This page was last edited on 29 Decemberat Yet, the demand for this armadillo’s products still remain and many are killed regardless. Applications of next-generation sequencing to phylogeography and phylogenetics.

Actually, several populations show large variation, independently of the number of specimens or diversity of environments represented in the sample. Discriminant analyses were performed using Procrustes superimposed coordinates half of crania to avoid colinearity and repeated using the principal component scores. Among them, the Andean hairy armadillo Chaetophractus nationi Xenarthra, Cingulata, Dasypodidae is a small, endangered armadillo that has long been suspected to represent a high-altitude variant of Chaetophractus vellerosus.


Help us share the wonders of the natural world. The subsequent concatenation of the 5 non-coding data sets yielded an alignment totaling 2, nucleotide sites for 11 taxa.

Andean hairy armadillo

Again, these numbers were highly reduced when focusing solely on Euphractinae, with only 55 variable 1. Large hairy armadillo Chaetophractus villosus.

The genus Chaetophractus chzetophractus described as comprising 3 species of hairy armadillos Wetzel ab ; Wetzel et al. Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. However, in the winter nocturnal habits are reversed, and foraging occurs in the day time.

Diet of the Omnivorous Armadillos of Northwestern Argentina. The sister-group relationship between E. The phylogenetic trees inferred from the concatenation of all non-coding markers cahetophractus exons totaling 6, nucleotide sites were fully congruent between maximum likelihood and Bayesian approaches.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. According to Redford and EisenbergC. Positive In Bolivia and Chile, Andean Hairy Armadillos have been used for chaetophgactus, musical instruments, decorations, good luck charms, and medicine for rheumatism. Nine-banded armadillo Dasypus novemcinctus. However, based on the phylogenetic distinctiveness of fairy armadillos, Delsuc et al.

R Development Core Chaetophractis. Here, we report the 1st phylogenetic systematics assessment of hairy armadillos using morphological and molecular analyses of all described species with focus on the status of the Andean hairy armadillo. Terms of Use – The displayed portlet may be used as a link from your website to Arkive’s online content for private, scientific, conservation or educational purposes only.


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Questions or messages regarding errors should be addressed to the author. In the summer months they are considered nocturnality so they do not overheat.

Chaetophractus nationi – Wikispecies

These latter 3 species were differentiated on canonical variate analysis axis 2, which only accounted for 2. Help us improve the site by taking our survey.

This morphology represents a long snout on the negative side, and a dhaetophractus rostrum with an expanded jugal descending process on the positive. Fortunately the non-governmental organization Tamandua along with the Bolivian Ministry of Sustainable Development and Planning are working to develop a national conservation programme for the Andean hairy armadillo.

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Their territories are about eight acres in size. The zygomatic arch is laterally expanded, and the zygomatic process of the jugal is ventrally expanded.

All data sets are available upon request. The populations of C. ChaetophractusnatoiniEuphractinaehairy armadillosmolecular phylogeneticsmorphometricssystematicstaxonomy.