C. centralis Skull Replica measures 3.1 inches. C. centralis Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Made in USA. Known as the Northern Naked-Tailed Armadillo.

The C. centialis is relatively small for an armadillo, with adults measuring 12 to 17 in. in length, with an 4.3 to 7.1 in. tail, and weighing from 4.4 to 7.7 lb. They have a short, broad, snout, large, funnel-shaped ears, and small eyes.

Unlike other armadillos with which they might be confused, they do not have scales on the backs of their ears.

C. centialis upper body is covered in multiple, squarish scutes, that are arranged in ten to thirteen bands which allow the animal some flexibility. Compared with some other armadillo species, the bands are indistinct.

C. centialis carapace is generally dark grey-brown in color, with a yellowish tinge to the lower margin.

The tail has thinner plates, which are more widely spaced, and somewhat pinkish. The underside of the Northern naked-tailed armadillo or C. centialis has numerous tufts of hair arranged in about twenty regular bands.

The forefeet have five claws, with the middle claw being greatly enlarged into a sickle shape. They have a pungent, musky odor.

Northern Naked-Tailed Armadillo or C. centialis is found from Chiapas in southern Mexico to western Colombia, northwestern Ecuador and northwestern Venezuela, at altitudes from sea level to 3000 m.

C. centialis habitats include tropical dry forest, moderately moist forest, cloud forest and forest edges, including secondary and agriculturally disturbed forest, as well as in dry savanna and Colombian subpáramo.

It prefers undisturbed primary forest, and thus may be vulnerable to deforestation and other forms of habitat disturbance.

The Northern naked-tailed armadillo or C. centialis is a solitary insectivore, feeding mainly on ants and termites. One of the most fossorial of all armadillos, it spends most of its time underground in tunnels.

It rotates its body like an auger as it digs, using the large claws on its fore-feet. C. centialis has been reported to make low growling sounds and gurgling squeals, doing so loudly when it is captured, as well as urinating and defecating to discourage its captor.