Descriptive macroscopic anatomy of the central nervous system six-banded armadillo (Euphractus sexcintus, Linnaeus, 1758) and nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus, Linnaeus, 1758)

João Victor Silva Araújo, Maria Michele Araújo de Sousa Cavalcante, Paulo César de Jesus Gonçalves, Sérgio Paulo Lima Guerra, Andrezza Braga Soares da Silva, Airton Mendes Conde Júnior


Armadillos of the species Dasypus novemcinctus and Euphractus sexcintus are xenarthrico is a mammal that inhabits fields and has several eating habits. This study proposes to analise the macroscopic anatomy of the nervous system of the armadillo peba, enabling comparisons with other mammals. Three animals of each species were to donated ICMBio - Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity, the Serra da Capivara National Park, authorized by SISBIO 22826-01, victims of poaching and they had died. The animals were stored in Histology and Embryology Laboratory of the Morphology Department of Health Sciences Center of the Federal University of Piauí. Initially, they were fixed with 10% buffered formalin for 24 hours and then dissected for observation of the organs forming the central nervous system. The central nervous system Armadillo consists of the brain and spinal cord. The macroscopic morphology, the central nervous system Armadillo resembles those of other mammals, however, anatomical features found in the brain and spinal cord suggest a higher olfactory expression and motor skills.


Gross anatomy, brain, spinal cord

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ISSN: 2448-0002


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Medicina Veterinária




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