Euphractus sexcinctus

• Six-banded Armadillo, Yellow Armadillo
• Armadillo amarillo, armadillo de seis bandas, gualacate, tatú peludo

Scientific classification:
Species:E. sexcinctus

It is one of the largest species of armadillos. The carapace is flattened and broad, with 6 to 8 movable bands; its coloration is yellowish to reddish-brown, generally quite pale. The head is triangular, pointed and with a somewhat convex profile; they have longer ears than Chaetophractus villosus. The front and hind legs have 5 toes; the front legs have long, thin claws. Its larger body size differentiates it from the other hairy armadillos (Chaetophractus and Zaedyus) (Canevari and Vaccaro 2007).

Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura, La Lajita, Fuerteventura, Islas Canarias

Photo Taken: April 16, 2023
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