Six-Banded Armadillo Skull

$92.00

The Six-Banded Armadillo inhabits grassland and savanna regions of South America east of the Andes mountains. They feed bromeliad fruit, tubers and palm nuts. Six-Banded Armadillos also ants, termites, carrion and small vertebrates.

Description

Six-Banded Armadillo Skull Replica measures 4.9 in. Six-Banded Armadillo skull is museum quality polyurethane cast. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Made in the USA. Cast from Private collection. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum armadillo skull exhibit, home décor skull, or office décor skull.

Six-banded armadillo or Euphractus sexcinctus, also known as the yellow armadillo, is found in South America. They are typically between 16 and 20 in. in head-and-body length, and weighs 7.1 to 14.3 lb.

Their shell on the back is pale yellow to reddish brown, marked by scales of equal length, and scantily covered by buff to white bristle-like hairs. The forefeet have five distinct toes, each with moderately developed claws.

Six-banded armadillo or Euphractus sexcinctus are efficient diggers and form burrows to live in and search for prey. They are alert and primarily solitary. An omnivore, it feeds on insects, ants, carrion, and plant material.

Due to their poor eyesight, armadillos rely on their sense of smell to detect prey and predators. They inhabit savannas, primary and secondary forests, cerrados, shrub lands, and deciduous forests.

Fairly common, its range spans from Brazil and southern Suriname in the northeast through Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay into northern Argentina in the southeast.

Six-banded armadillo or Euphractus sexcinctus is an omnivore that feeds on carrion, small invertebrates, insects, ants, fruits, palm nuts and tubers.

Captive individuals have been observed preying upon large rats. Due to their poor eyesight, they rely on their sense of smell to detect prey and predators.

To kill the prey, they stand on it, grabs it using its teeth and tears it into pieces. They can store subcutaneous fat to support themselves at times when food is scarce.

Six-banded armadillo or Euphractus sexcinctus has a tympanic bulla; the ears are 13 to 19 in. long. There are 9 pairs of teeth on the upper jaw and 10 pairs on the lower jaw; the teeth are large and strong and are assisted by strong muscles for chewing.

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Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 4.9 in
Six Banded Armadillo Facts:

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Cingulata
Family: Chlamyphoridae
Subfamily: Euphractinae
Genus: Euphractus
Species: E. sexcinctus
Binomial name: Euphractus sexcinctus
Conservation status: Least concern