New records of the southern naked-tailed armadillo Cabassous unicinctus unicinctus Linnaeus, 1758 (Cingulata: Dasypodidae) in Brazil

Novos registros do tatu-de-rabo-mole Cabassous unicinctus unicinctus Linnaeus, 1758 (Cingulata: Dasypodidae) no Brasil

Teresa Cristina da Silveira Anacleto Leandro Perez Godoy Darius Pukenis Tubelis About the authors

The geographic distribution of Cabassous unicinctus is poorly known due to the low number of available records. Two subspecies with distributions limited by the Amazonas River were recognized in 1980. Cabassous u. unicinctus has been found north of this river, while C. u. squamicaudis occurs in areas south of the river. This study aimed to update the distribution records of C. u. unicinctus in Brazil. We compiled records from literature, museum collections and field studies. New records of this subspecies were obtained from the Brazilian states of Acre, Pará, Rondônia and Mato Grosso. These records enlarge a geographic distribution of C. u. unicinctus to Amazonian and Cerrado biomes, regions located south of the Amazon River.

Xenarthra; geographic distribution; armadillo; Amazonas; Cerrado; Mato Grosso

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