Six-Banded Armadillo Skull
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Six-Banded Armadillo Skull measures 4.9 in. Six-Banded Armadillo skull is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in the USA. Scientific name is Euphractus sexcinctus. Cast from Private collection. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor 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 lbs. 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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