Dasypus yepesi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Dasypus yepesi
Species Authority: Vizcaíno, 1995
Common Name(s):
English Yunga's Lesser Long-Nosed Armadillo, Yepes’s Mulita
Spanish Mulita de Yepes
Taxonomic Notes:

Dasypus yepesi has been named by Vizcaíno (1995) and includes specimens previously assigned to Dasypus mazzai, D. hybridus, D. septemcinctus and D. novemcinctus. Morphological and genetic studies are needed to clarify the taxonomic status of this species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2014
Date Assessed: 2013-10-02
Assessor(s): Abba, A.M. & Vizcaíno, S.
Reviewer(s): Loughry, J. & Superina, M.
Contributor(s): Vizcaíno, S.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Abba, A.M.
Dasypus yepesi is listed as Data Deficient as there is no information on the exact range or the population status of this species, and no knowledge of the threats that are affecting it.
2010 Data Deficient
2006 Data Deficient (IUCN 2006)
2006 Data Deficient

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Dasypus yepesi is currently known only from Jujuy and Salta provinces, Argentina (Vizcaíno 1995). Due to the lack of field studies, no more than nine localities are known. Its range may extend into other parts of the Gran Chaco of Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay (Abba et al. 2012). It probably occurs at altitudes between 450 and 1,800 m Asl.
Argentina (Jujuy, Salta)
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on the population status or trend of D. yepesi.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This armadillo species appears to be tolerant of a variety of ecological conditions from xeric habitats to humid montane forest (Vizcaíno 1995, Vizcaíno and Giallombardo 2001, Aguiar and Fonseca 2008).
Systems: Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: The species is hunted locally for food.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known, but it can be assumed that it is used as a protein source and that habitat destruction is affecting it negatively.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Dasypus yepesi has been registered in Parque Nacional Calilegua (76,000 ha) and Parque Nacional El Rey (44,000 ha).

Citation: Abba, A.M. & Vizcaíno, S. 2014. Dasypus yepesi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 27 March 2015.
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