Chaetophractus vellerosus

The Hairy Armadillo weighs around 1.5 pounds. Its armor consists of the shield on the head, a small shield between the ears on the back of the neck, and the carapace which protects the shoulders, back, sides and rump. The banded portion of the armored shell (carapace) has about 18 bands, of which usually 7 to 8 are movable. These animals have more hair than most armadillos.