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Tolypeutes tricinctus

Common names:
Portuguese – Tatu bola
English – Brazilian three banded armadillo

It is the smallest, least known and the only endemic armadillo
species in Brazil.

Its distribution is restricted to the Brazilian Caatinga and
Cerrado biomes.
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Tolypeutes tricinctus

Common names:
Portuguese – Tatu bola
English – Brazilian three banded armadillo

It is the smallest, least known and the only endemic armadillo
species in Brazil.

Its distribution is restricted to the Brazilian Caatinga and
Cerrado biomes.
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This species represents CSS Brazil Conservation Priorities: Endemism and Extinction Vulnerability

This species represents CSS Brazil Conservation Priorities: Endemism and Extinction Vulnerability