Brazilian Three-Banded Armadillo

Brazilian Three-Banded Armadillo Range Map (Brazil, South America)
Brazilian Three-Banded Armadillo Range Map
(Brazil, South America)
Attribution: IUCN, species assessors & spatial data authors

Latin Name Tolypeutes tricinctus
Conservation Status Vulnerable
Location South America
Colour -
Length 35 - 45 cms (14 - 18 inches)
Tail 6 - 8 cms (2.4 - 3.1 inches)
Weight 1.5 Kgs (3.3 lbs)
Life Expectancy



Brazilian Three-Banded Armadillos are endemic to Brazil, South America.


There are no subspecies of the Brazilian Three-Banded Armadillo.

Interesting Facts

The word armadillo is Spanish for "little armored one"

In Brazil they are known as tatu-bola.

The Southern Three-Banded Armadillo and the Brazilian Three-Banded Armadillo are the only two species of armadillo that can completely roll themselves into a ball to defend themselves from predators.

Similar Animals

Southern Three-Banded Armadillo


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