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Raise this Flag for Anteaters – Join us to celebrate the Year of the Anteater!
Sunday 22 April 2018

The Year of the Anteater was launched during the Congress of the Society of Zoos and Aquaria of Brazil (SZB), which took place on April 4-7, 2018. This is a joint initiative between SZB and the Institute for Research and Conservation of Brazilian Anteaters (Instituto de Pesquisa e Conservação de Tamanduás no Brasil, also known as Projeto Tamanduá), which has been dedicated to the conservation of these charismatic species for more than 13 years. The...

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New article in press
Thursday 22 March 2018

We have released a new Article In Press!
The Short Communication entitled “First reports of giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) and greater naked-tailed armadillo (Cabassous tatouay) for the Iguaçu National Park, Paraná, Brazil, with notes on all xenarthran occurrences”, by Anne-Sophie Bertrand and Amadeu M. V. M. Soares, is available at Edentata’s site.
We hope you’ll like this interesting article!

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Article In Press on giant anteaters
Wednesday 14 March 2018

We’ve released our first Article In Press of the year!
Stepping stones facilitate river crossings by Myrmecophaga tridactyla in the north-eastern Brazilian Amazon” is a contribution by Louisa Mamalis, Suenny Sousa da Silva, Andressa Bezerra Valerio, Darren Norris and Fernanda Michalski. As always, you’ll find it on the Edentata website.
We hope you’ll like this interesting contribution!

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Edentata 18 has been published!
Friday 15 December 2017

Dear friends and colleagues,
We are pleased to announce another issue of Edentata! As always, you can download it free of charge from Edentata's website.
This new issue includes 12 interesting articles about the conservation of xenarthrans. Among others, you will find updates on the distribution of these fascinating species in Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay; an analysis of priority areas for the conservation of giant anteaters in Colombia; and a review of the effect of roadk...

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New publication: Handbook of sloth husbandry, medicine and rehabilitation (in Spanish)
Wednesday 13 December 2017

The objective of working in common in Latin America should be to share experiences in the hope of improving our profession. Publications appearing in English produced under controlled Zoological conditions do little to improve the status of zoological medicine in the field.
By publishing and distributing this handbook at no cost, Drs Camila Dünner Oliger and Gabriel Pastor Nicolai advance into a small and select group of Xenarthra contributors and researchers, those who truly contri...

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New study validates four species designations and describes three new species of Cyclopes
Wednesday 13 December 2017

The taxonomy of Cyclopes didactylus is marked by a confusing history of new names, with few or no references to types, and new subspecies without any verified geographic correspondence. Our Specialist Group member Flávia Miranda and colleagues reviewed the taxonomy of the genus Cyclopes using an integrative approach that combines morphological, morphometric and molecular data.
In their paper entitled “Taxonomic review of the genus Cyclopes Gray, 1821 (Xenarthra: Pil...

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Another article In Press!
Wednesday 15 November 2017

We’re on a roll! We have just released another Article In Press!
The Short Communication entitled “Distribución y comentarios sobre el cabasú chaqueño Cabassous chacoensis (Wetzel, 1980) en el noroeste argentino” (Distribution and comments about the Chacoan naked-tailed armadillo Cabassous chacoensis (Wetzel, 1980) in north-western Argentina) by Oscar Bernardo Quiroga, Juan Pablo Juliá and María Leandra Garc&iacut...

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New Article In Press about the effect of roadkills on xenarthrans
Tuesday 14 November 2017

We’ve uploaded another article in press to Edentata’s website: “The effect of roadkills on the persistence of xenarthran populations: the case of the Brazilian Cerrado” is authored by Paulo Ribeiro, Jefferson Eduardo Silveira Miranda and Danielle Rodrigues de Araújo. Enjoy!

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