Dwarf Armadillo Skull Replica


The Dwarf Armadillo inhabits grasslands and arid regions of Chile, Southern Argentina, and Patagonia. This species is generally nocturnal and solitary. Their diet consists of insects, worms, carrion, and some plant matter.


Dwarf Armadillo Skull Replica measures 2.5 inches. Dwarf Armadillo Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast made in USA. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum armadillo skull exhibit, home décor skull, or office décor skull.

The Dwarf Armadillo or Zaedyus pichiy is relatively a small armadillo, measuring approximately 11 in. long, with a tail of about 4.3 in. Adults weigh from 25 to 53 oz.

Zaedyus pichiy or Dwarf Armadillos shell varies from light yellow to near-black, and consists of heavy scapular and pelvic shields composed of rectangular plates, and separated by six to eight movable bands.

The underside of the Dwarf Armadillo or Zaedyus pichiy has a coat of tan-colored hair, which is thicker and longer in winter; there are also a few long hairs protruding through small holes near the posterior edge of some of the scales.

Dwarf Armadillos or Zaedyus pichiy have well-developed claws on all four feet. The ears are short, and the eyes dark and relatively small.

Dwarf Armadillo or Zaedyus pichiy are omnivorous, with the largest part of their diet consisting of invertebrates such as beetles, ants, and scorpions, though they will also eat small mammals or lizards, as well as plant material and fungi.

Dwarf Armadillos or Zaedyus pichiy are solitary and diurnal. They dig burrows in sandy soil, which they use for shelter from extremes of weather. The burrows have a dome-shaped entrance and a single passage that can reach several meters in length, before terminating in a bare, unlined, resting chamber.

They do not inhabit their burrows for extended periods, digging new ones at least every few weeks, and sometimes daily. During the winter, when the weather is more extreme, the burrows may be deeper than they are in the summer, reaching as much as 4 feet below ground.

Zaedyus pichiy or Dwarf Armadillos are solitary outside of the mating season. When threatened, they wedge themselves into their shallow burrow making it difficult for an attacker to drag them out because of their jagged scales, or else lie flat on the ground to protect their vulnerable belly. They make both purring sounds and a loud grunt or scream.

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Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 2.5 in
Dwarf Armadillo Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Cingulata
Family: Chlamyphoridae
Subfamily: Euphractinae
Genus: Zaedyus
Species: Z. pichiy
Binomial name: Zaedyus pichiy
Conservation status: Near Threatened – A near-threatened species is a species which has been categorized as "Near Threatened" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as that may be considered threatened with extinction in the near future.