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Everything you always wanted to know about Dasypus novemcinctus (but were afraid to ask)
Wednesday 20 March 2013

The definitive book on the nine-banded armadillo is out!
Jim Loughry and Colleen McDonough, members of our Specialist Group, have studied the nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) for more than twenty years. Now they have compiled everything scientists know about this unique animal in a richly illustrated book. “The Nine-Banded Armadillo” (University of Oklahoma Press, available here) includes abundant scientific data, which has been ...

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2nd International Sloth Meeting, Suriname
Tuesday 05 March 2013

We are very happy to announce the 2nd International Sloth Meeting, which will take place in Paramaribo, Suriname, from April 13 to 14, 2013.
This meeting is being organized by the Green Heritage Fund Suriname and our Specialist Group. It will be followed by a 2-day course on diversity, conservation and research of Xenarthra, which will be held at the local university. Among others, we hope that this course will encourage researchers from the Guianas to intensify field r...

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The lesser anteater is an Amazing Species!
Tuesday 29 January 2013

This week, the lesser anteater (Tamandua tetradactyla) is featured in the IUCN Red List Amazing Species program. We invite you to download the attached fact sheet to learn some astonishing facts about this attractive animal!

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Our Christmas present for you: Edentata 13!
Sunday 16 December 2012

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 at Edentata's website.
In this volume, number 13, you will find five articles and seven short communications on a wide range of topics related to Xenarthra conservation.
Among many other relevant topics, this issue includes a very interesting review of the distribution and con...

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Article in Press on radio tagging giant anteaters
Thursday 15 November 2012

We’ve released a new Article In Press entitled “Cinco años de radiomarcaje de osos hormigueros (Myrmecophaga tridactyla): mejoras implementadas y lecciones aprendidas” (Five years of radio tagging giant anteaters (Myrmecophaga tridactyla): implemented improvements and learned lessons), by Yamil E. Di Blanco, Ignacio Jiménez Pérez, Pablo Díaz and Karina Spørring. You’ll find it on the Edentata website. Enjoy!


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New article In Press on giant anteaters
Saturday 03 November 2012

We have released a new Article In Press! The Short Communication entitled “The charismatic giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla): a famous John Doe?” by Milena F. Diniz and Daniel Brito is available at Edentata’s site. We hope you’ll like this interesting article!

Edentata style for Endnote now available
Sunday 28 October 2012

We have uploaded a first version of the Endnote Style for Edentata to the Instructions to Authors section of the Edentata website; it should also work with Zotero. Many thanks to Danilo Rios for suggesting us to develop this template and for testing it. Please report any bugs to Thank you!

Another Article In Press!
Sunday 21 October 2012

We’ve released a new Article In Press entitled “New records of giant armadillo Priodontes maximus (Cingulata: Dasypodidae) at Serra do Amolar, Pantanal of Brazil” by G.E.O. Porfirio and colleagues. As always, you can download it at no cost from Edentata’s website.

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