Screaming Hairy Armadillo
Nombre Cientifico: vellerosus
Local names: weeping piche, furry pichi, quirquincho chico, furry armadillo, Andean Quirquincho
Size: head plus body 24 cm tail 11 cm. adult weight: around 1 kg.
This armadillo is considered an omnivorous carnivore, consuming insects, tuberous plants, small rodents, lizards, fruits, vegetables and carrion.
The Andean Quirquincho is found mainly in xerophilous environments, in lowlands and highlands, as well as in high grasslands with loose sandy soils, it has also been recorded in pastures and agricultural areas. In the province of Buenos Aires, this armadillo lives in sandy-calcareous soils and prefers grasslands with little vegetation and high vegetation cover
Countries where lives Quirquincho Andino