Southern Three-banded Armadillo is found in South America. It occurs in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay. The numbers decrease. The main threats include hunting for food, habitat loss due to conversion to agricultural lands, and pet trade.
■ Listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species since 1996.
■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Mammalia – mammals
■ Order Cingulata – armadillos
■ Family Chlamyphoridae – chlamyphorids (one of the two extant families of armadillos)
■ Species Tolypeutes matacus – Southern Three-banded Armadillo