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The deadline for submitting manuscripts to Edentata is approaching!
Friday 30 June 2017

The deadline for submitting manuscripts to Edentata, the newsletter of the IUCN/SSC Anteater, Sloth and Armadillo Specialist Group, is approaching!
Please send your articles, short communications and field notes no later than August 15 to Please make sure you follow the instructions to authors that are available at Edentata’s website to avoid any delays in the review process.
We are looking forward to receiving your submissions!


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Edentata 17 has been published!!
Saturday 17 December 2016

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 ten interesting articles about the conservation of xenarthrans. Among others, you will find new information on Dasypus kappleri, Cabassous centralis, both Tamandua species, as well as about sloths. There is even a notable record of armadillo consumption by a tiger shark! It is also worth mentioning tha...

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Article in Press about the public perception of armadillos in Chile
Sunday 04 December 2016

We’ve released a new Article In Press entitled “Percepción del público de un zoológico de Chile sobre los armadillos (Cingulata)” (Public perception of armadillos (Cingulata) at a Chilean zoo), by Rominna Pasutti Morales and Mariella Superina. You’ll find this Short Communication on the Edentata website. We hope you’ll like this interesting article!


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Here’s one more article in press!
Monday 28 November 2016

We’ve just uploaded another article in press to Edentata’s website! We hope you’ll like the short communication “Registros de Cabassous centralis (Cingulata: Dasypodidae) en la Reserva de la Biosfera Montes Azules y sitios aledaños, Chiapas, México” (Records of Cabassous centralis (Cingulata: Dasypodidae) in Montes Azules Biosphere Reserve and in adjacent sites, Chiapas, México) by Avril Figueroa-de-León, Eduardo J. Na...

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New article In Press
Sunday 27 November 2016

We have released a new Article In Press! The Short Communication entitled “Armadillo consumption by a tiger shark: an ethnozoological contribution” by Márcio Luiz Vargas Barbosa-Filho, Eraldo Medeiros Costa-Neto, Paulo Ribeiro, Martín R. Alvarez and Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves is available at Edentata’s site. We hope you’ll like this interesting article!


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Another article in press!
Tuesday 22 November 2016

We’ve released a new Article In Press entitled ”Mayor altitud registrada para el oso melero, Tamandua tetradactyla (Linnaeus, 1758): 2.355 msnm” (Highest altitude registered for the southern tamandua, Tamandua tetradactyla (Linnaeus, 1758): 2,355 m asl). This field note is co-authored by Norberto Ángel Nigro, Nicolás Lodeiro Ocampo, Fernando Falke and Héctor Nieba. You’ll find it on the Edentata website. Enjoy!


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Article in press about the behavior of Dasypus kappleri
Friday 18 November 2016

We’ve just uploaded another article in press to Edentata’s website: The field note “Transporte de material vegetal por el armadillo espuelón Dasypus kappleri Krauss, 1862 para la construcción de nido en un bosque de galería de los Llanos Orientales de Colombia” (Transport of plant material by greater long-nosed armadillos Dasypus kappleri Krauss, 1862 for nest building in a gallery forest of the Eastern floodplains of Colombia) is ...

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Re-assessment of Chaetophractus vellerosus
Thursday 11 August 2016

Dear colleagues and friends
We are happy to inform you that the global re-assessment of the screaming hairy armadillo (Chaetophractus vellerosus) has recently been published. This re-categorization includes the synonymy with the Andean hairy armadillo (C. nationi; see Abba, A.M., Cassini, G.H., Valverde, G., Tilak, M.-K., Vizcaíno, S.F., Superina, M. and Delsuc, F. 2015. Systematics of hairy armadillos and the taxonomic status of the Andean hairy armadillo (Chaetophractus nationi)...

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