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We're having problems with our contact form
Wednesday 12 October 2011

We don't seem to receive all messages sent to us via the contact form. If you have sent us a message but haven't heard back from us, please email us directly at We apologize for the inconvenience and are looking forward to hearing from you!

Who's slow? The Sloth Action Plan: Broad conservation strategies and future plans
Saturday 01 October 2011

We are happy to announce that our Specialist Group has started developing an Action Plan for sloths!
Action Plans assess the conservation status of species and their habitats and outline conservation priorities. They provide guidelines for governments, conservation specialists, and other stakeholders interested in contributing to the long-term survival of species.
We invite you to download the detailed description of our ambitious project. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you...

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Edentata - Call for papers
Thursday 07 July 2011

Edentata, the newsletter of the IUCN/SSC Anteater, Sloth and Armadillo Specialist Group, is inviting authors to submit contributions for the upcoming issue of Edentata.
We plan to publish Edentata 12 in December 2011. The deadline for submitting manuscripts is August 15. We kindly remind you that updated instructions for authors are available in English, Spanish and Portuguese at Edentata's website,

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Armadillo bibliography update
Thursday 07 July 2011

The armadillo bibliography has been updated! It now contains the titles of 3361 articles, books, dissertations, and congress abstracts. The updated list is available here. Please help keeping this list up to date by informing the author about any mistakes or missing titles. Thank you!

Handbook of the Mammals of Paraguay: Xenarthrans
Friday 18 March 2011

The Handbook of the Mammals of Paraguay project is a free, online, downloadable Handbook produced by FAUNA Paraguay. Complete handbook accounts for Volume 2: Xenarthra are now available online at Each handbook account provides a thorough review of the published literature for each of the species occurring in Paraguay - 2 species of Myrmecophagidae and 12 species of Dasypodidae - and is updated regularly as new material becomes available.


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Edentata 11(2) is now available!
Tuesday 01 February 2011

It is with great pleasure that we announce the publication of the most recent issue of our Newsletter Edentata. It is available free of charge in the Bibliography section of our website.
Edentata 11(2)
is entirely dedicated to the 2009/2010 Xenarthra Assessment for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. In this issue, you will find fact sheets and updated range maps for all 31 extant xenarthrans, as well as descriptions of their conservati...

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Another xenarthran in IUCN's Species of the Day program!
Thursday 30 December 2010

Look who's today's Species of the Day: The giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla)! This species has only recently been re-classified as Vulnerable by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. For additional information on this amazing species, please download the attached file and stay tuned for Edentata 11(2)!


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The pink fairy armadillo is today's species of the day!
Thursday 04 November 2010

The pink fairy armadillo (Chlamyphorus truncatus) has been featured today in IUCN's Species of the Day program. This smallest of all armadillos is currently classified as Data Deficient due to the lack of basic information on its distribution, population status, and the threats its wild populations are facing.

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