Check List 14(5): 839-843, doi: 10.15560/14.5.839
Range extension of Northern Naked-tailed Armadillo, Cabassous centralis Miller, 1899 (Mammalia, Cingulata, Chlamyphoridae), in Belize
expand article infoVivian Ruth Soriero§, Rebecca Louise Wooldridge§, Bart Johannes Harmsen§, Mathieu Charette|, Vanessa Kilburn|, Rebecca Jacqueline Foster
‡ Panthera, Belmopan, Belize§ University of Belize Environmental Research Institute, Belmopan, Belize| Toucan Ridge Ecology and Education Society, Stann Creek, Belize
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Little is known about the Northern Naked-tailed Armadillo, Cabassous centralis (Miller, 1899). Here we present a new record of C. centralis in the Maya Mountain Massif of Belize, from camera-trap surveys covering an area of 200 km2 conducted yearly between 2002 and 2017 in lowland tropical broadleaf evergreen forest, and a dead specimen found adjacent to a highway. The record presented constitutes a range expansion of ca 65 km for C. centralis in Belize. This adds valuable data about a species for which the geographic distribution is poorly known.

Geographical distribution; new occurrence; broadleaf forest; Neotropics; mammal; camera-trap