Updated Distribution of the Pink Fairy Armadillo Chlamyphorus truncatus (Xenarthra, Dasypodidae), the World's Smallest Armadillo

 

Autores
Borghi, Carlos Eduardo; Campos, Claudia Monica; Giannoni, Stella Maris; Campos, Valeria Evelin; Sillero-Zubiri, Claudio
Tipo de recurso
artículo
Estado
Versión publicada
Año de publicación
2011
País
Argentina
Institución
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
Repositorio
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Descripción
The distribution and ecology of the pink fairy armadillo Chlamyphorus truncatus, the world’s smallest armadillo, are poorly understood due largely to the strictly subterranean habits of this species. We compiled records from the literature, museum and private collections, information from rural people, and researchers to update the species’ current distribution and conservation threats. Recent records suggest that populations of C. truncatus persist in localities along most of the species’ historical range, including at least 12 sites with recurrent pink fairy armadillo records. We added new registers outside the historical distribution; south of Mendoza province, north of Río Negro province and south of Buenos Aires province, effectively extending the species range. The rate at which new records are accrued has increased, arguably reflecting a greater interest in the species and greater presence of field workers in the species range. The conservation of the pink fairy armadillo depends on the maintenance of the arid and semiarid habitats where this species occurs, with commercial agriculture, pesticides, extensive livestock farming, and predation by domestic dogs and cats, posing the threats of greatest concern.
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oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/56208
Enlace del recurso
http://hdl.handle.net/11336/56208
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Acceso abierto
Materia
ARGENTINA
CONSERVATION
DRYLAND
SUBTERRANEAN MAMMAL
Otras Ciencias Biológicas
Ciencias Biológicas
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS