Giant armadillo

species of mammal

The giant armadillo (Priodontes maximus), colloquially tatou, ocarro, tatu-canastra or tatú carreta, is the largest living species of armadillo.

Giant armadillo
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Priodontes
Binomial name
Priodontes maximus

It was once found widely through the tropical forests of eastern South America. It now ranges throughout varied habitat as far south as northern Argentina.