The Dasypodidae is a family of New World mammals, the only living representatives
of the Order
Cingulata. Three subfamilies are recognized: Dasypodinae (one genus, seven species, Argentina
northward to southcentral U.S.), Euphractinae (five genera, seven species, South America), and
Tolypeutinae (three genera, seven species, southern Mexico southward to northern Argentina).
Introduced into portions of the southern U.S. and now intermingling with populations dispersing
northward from Mexico. Present on the Ilha de Sta. Catarina (southern Brazil), Isla Puna
(Ecuador), and the islands of Trinidad, Tobago, Grenada and Margarita north of Venezuela.
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