Animal Age

How old does a Greater fairy armadillo get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Greater fairy armadillo reaches?

An adult Greater fairy armadillo (Chlamyphorus retusus) usually gets as old as 12 years.

When born, they weight 39 grams (0.09 lbs) and measure 7.6 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Dasypodidae family (genus: Chlamyphorus). Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 15.7 cm (0′ 7″).

As a reference: Usually, humans get as old as 100 years, with the average being around 75 years. After being carried in the belly of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks), they grow to an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) and weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual.

A Greater fairy armadillo gets as old as 12 years

The greater fairy armadillo (Calyptophractus retusus), also known as Burmeister’s armadillo or the Chacoan fairy armadillo, is a species of armadillo in the family Chlamyphoridae. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, and Paraguay. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland. It is threatened by habitat loss. It is the only species in the genus Calyptophractus.

Animals of the same family as a Greater fairy armadillo

Not really brothers and sisters, but from the same biological family (Dasypodidae):

Animals that reach the same age as Greater fairy armadillo

With an average age of 12 years, Greater fairy armadillo are in good companionship of the following animals:

Weighting as much as Greater fairy armadillo

A fully grown Greater fairy armadillo reaches around 130 grams (0.29 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Greater fairy armadillo

Those animals grow as big as a Greater fairy armadillo: