New Records of Giant Armadillo Priodontes maximus (Cingulata: Dasypodidae) at Serra do Amolar, Pantanal of Brazil

Grasiela Edith De Oliveira Porfirio, Pedro Sarmento, Nilson Lino Xavier Filho, Stephanie Paula Da Silva Leal, Viviane Fonseca Moreira, Fernanda Almeida Rabelo, Joana Cruz, Carlos Fonseca

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The giant armadillo is one of the least studied South American mammals. It is classified as Vulnerable due to habitat loss and subsistence hunting. This species has been recorded at several sites within the Pantanal biome of Brazil. We aimed to confirm the species presence in Serra do Amolar, in the western border of the Pantanal. Using camera traps and burrow censuses we confirmed its presence in an area with no previous information. Nevertheless, it is necessary to assess the population status and to gather more information about its ecology in order to contribute to its regional conservation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-75
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012


  • camera trapping
  • conservation
  • giant armadillo
  • Priodontes maximus
  • Serra do Amolar

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