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We've updated our website!
Tuesday 16 June 2015

Dear friends, colleagues and Xenarthra fans,
We are happy to inform you that we have updated our website. Among others, we reorganized the section about our Newsletter Edentata, which now allows you to have direct access to individual articles. Edentata is now available at the following URL:
We also included a search option and updated a couple of texts. We hope you'll enjoy these new features!
May we take the opportunity to remind you tha...

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Manual on the maintenance and rehabilitation of armadillos (in Spanish)
Friday 12 June 2015

The handling, transport and rehabilitation of armadillos is not an easy task. This manual on the maintenance and rehabilitation of armadillos seeks to explain how to transport, evaluate, treat, keep and, if possible, release these wonderful animals into the ecosystems they naturally inhabit. This initiative is part of the armadillo conservation program in the Llanos of Colombia, which is a joint effort of Cormacarena, Corporinoquia, ODL, Bioparque Los Ocarros, Corpometa and F...

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Video on operant training of a giant anteater
Thursday 05 March 2015

Animal training, or operant conditioning, is an essential tool in the captive care of exotic species. The staff at Nashville Zoo has produced a short video showing a giant anteater undergoing a voluntary veterinary examination through operant conditioning, which is available here. Enjoy!

The armadillo bibliography has been updated!
Thursday 08 January 2015

The armadillo bibliography, compiled by Dr. Mariella Superina, has been updated and corrected. It now contains the titles of 3677 publications on armadillos. Please help us keep it up to date! We’d greatly appreciate if you could inform us about missing or erroneous citations, and send us the titles of your latest publications through our online contact form. Thank you!


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Edentata 15 has been published!
Tuesday 30 December 2014

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 15, you will find six articles, one short communication, a field note, and a case report, on a wide range of topics related to Xenarthra conservation.
This issue contains, among others, several articles on Myrmecophaga tridactyla, ranging from its dist...

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Article in Press on the hematology of captive giant anteaters
Thursday 18 December 2014

We’ve released a new Article In Press entitled “Valores hematológicos y bioquímica sanguínea en osos hormigueros gigantes (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) cautivos en Argentina” (Hematology and serum biochemistry values in captive giant anteaters (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) in Argentina), by Dante Luis Di Nucci, Liliana Beatriz Marc, Guillermo Pérez Jimeno, Juan Pablo Scapini, and Ricardo José Di Masso. You’ll find it on the E...

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New Article In Press about Myrmecophaga tridactyla
Friday 21 November 2014

We’ve uploaded another article in press to Edentata’s website: “Distribuição histórica e recente de Myrmecophaga tridactyla Linnaeus, 1758 (Pilosa, Myrmecophagidae) no Estado do Paraná, Brasil” (Historical and recent distribution of Myrmecophaga tridactyla Linnaeus, 1758 (Pilosa, Myrmecophagidae) in Paraná State, Brazil) is authored by Michel Miretzki and Fernanda Góss Braga.


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New article In Press
Tuesday 18 November 2014

We’ve released a new Article In Press entitled “Loss of ancient diversity of xenarthrans and the value of protecting extant armadillos, sloths and anteaters”, by Sergio F. Vizcaíno and M. Susana Bargo. You’ll find it on the Edentata website. Enjoy!

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