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Research project to map the distribution of giant anteaters in Brazil – we need your help!
Wednesday 11 May 2016

The giant anteater is listed as Vulnerable both at the national and the international level. The main threats to the species are habitat loss, road kills, hunting, and fires. Although it occurs in large parts of Brazil, it is suffering population declines and local extinctions. A research project will model the potential and current distribution of giant anteaters in the Brazilian biomes to identify priority areas for their conservation. This project is the topic of the dissertation of the bi...

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Article In Press on indigenous knowledge about Dasypus kappleri
Monday 11 April 2016

We’ve released our first Article In Press of the year! “Indigenous knowledge about the greater long-nosed armadillo, Dasypus kappleri (Xenarthra: Dasypodidae), in northeastern Peru” is a contribution by David W. Fleck and Robert S. Voss. As always, you’ll find it on the Edentata website. We hope you’ll like this interesting contribution!

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Article on commercial importations of tamanduas into the US
Friday 08 January 2016

The November, 2015 issue of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums News (WAZA News, 4/15) features an article detailing the volume of commercial importations of southern tamanduas into the US. The numbers, derived from the US Fish and Wildlife Service database for animal importations, are pretty daunting. A huge thanks to our Specialist Group member John Gramieri for compiling these data and writing up this interesting article!



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Edentata 16 has been published!!
Wednesday 30 December 2015

Dear friends and colleagues

We are happy to inform you that the latest edition of Edentata, the Newsletter of the IUCN/SSC Anteater, Sloth and Armadillo Specialist Group, is now available free of charge!
In this volume, number 16, you will find six articles, two short communications, and three field notes on a wide range of topics related to the conservation of xenarthrans.
This issue contains, among others,information about the spatial distribution and resource use of B...

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Another article in press!
Tuesday 24 November 2015

We’ve released a new Article In Press entitled ”Área de vida y uso de hábitats de dos individuos de oso palmero (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) en Pore, Casanare, Colombia” (Home range and habitat use of two giant anteaters (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) in Pore, Casanare, Colombia). This contribution is co-authored by Cesar Rojano Bolaño, María Elena López Giraldo, Laura Miranda-Cortés and Renzo Ávila Avilán. You...

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Here’s another article in press!
Wednesday 18 November 2015

We’ve just uploaded another article in press to Edentata’s website:
The field note “Registro de presencia del oso palmero (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) en plantaciones madereras en Colombia” (Record of presence of the giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) in timber plantations in Colombia) is co-authored by Cesar Rojano, Hernán Padilla, Andrea Giraldo, Gabriel Álvarez and Elver Ramos.
We hope you like it!

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New article in press on the Xenarthra of Peru
Tuesday 27 October 2015

We’ve released a new Article In Press entitled “Nuevos registros de Xenarthra para el nororiente del Perú, con notas sobre su distribución y conservación” (New localities for Xenarthra in northeastern Peru, with notes on their distribution and conservation). As always, you will find it at Edentata’s website.
Many thanks to the authors, Néstor Allgas, Sam Shanee, Alejandro Alarcón and Noga Shanee, for their inter...

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New article In Press on the Xenarthra of Uruguay
Wednesday 23 September 2015

We have released a new Article In Press! “Distribución del Magnaorden Xenarthra en Uruguay en base a registros bibliográficos y de colecciones" (Magnorder Xenarthra in Uruguay: distribution of records) by Ana Ameneiros and colleagues, is available at Edentata’s site. We hope you’ll like this interesting article!

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