Check List 18(2): 265-268, doi: 10.15560/18.2.265
New records and range extension of Euphractus sexcinctus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Cingulata, Chlamyphoridae) in Rondônia state, Brazil
expand article infoRaul Afonso Pommer Barbosa§, Marcela Alvares Oliveira|
‡ Fundação Getulio Vergas, São Paulo, Brazil§ Clube de Astronomia e Ciências de Rondônia, Porto Velho, Brazil| Universidade Federal de Rondônia, Porto Velho, Brazil¶ Centro Universitário Aparício Carvalho, Porto Velho, Brazil
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We report two new records of occurrence of Six-banded Armadillo, Euphractus sexcinctus (Linnaeus, 1758), in the state of Rondônia, Brazil, based on roadkills. These new records extend the geographic distribution of this species by 70 km. The records are from the region with a high deforestation rate called the “Arc of Deforestation”, which includes the state of Rondônia. Euphractus sexcinctus was recorded in an area with a high loss of vegetation cover, where the forest is being converted to pasture.

Amazon, roadkills, biogeography, distribution, roads, mammals, Six-banded Armadillo