Scientific name Euphractinae
Higher classification Armadillo
|Mass Big hairy armadillo: 3.7 kg|
Gestation period Big hairy armadillo: 69 days
Lower classifications Chaetophractus, Screaming hairy armadillo, Andean hairy armadillo
Euphractinae is a subfamily of armadillo in the family Chlamyphoridae. It contains the following genera:
Extinct genera include Paleuphractus, Doellotatus, Proeuphractus and Macroeuphractus.
A mitochondrial DNA investigation has concluded that Euphractinae is the sister group of a clade consisting of Chlamyphorinae (fairy armadillos) and Tolypeutinae (giant, three-banded and naked-tailed armadillos) along with extinct glyptodonts.