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The pink fairy armadillo, or pichiciego, is the smallest species of armadillo. It is also known by the scientific name of Chlamyphorus truncatus. The solitary, desert-adapted animal can be found on sandy plains, dunes, and scrubby grasslands in central Argentina. The decrease  in population for this species has been attributed to farming activities and predators, including domestic dogs and cats.

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