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Tolypeutes, genus Tolypeutes(noun)
a genus of Dasypodidae
The genus Tolypeutes contains the two species of three-banded armadillos. They are restricted to South America, mostly Brazil. Of the several armadillo genera, only Tolypeutes rely heavily on their armor for protection. When threatened by a predator, Tolypeutes species frequently roll up into a ball. Other armadillo species cannot roll up because they have too many plates.
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