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Edentata 12 has been published!
Thursday 26 January 2012

After much work, 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 the Edentata Newsletter section of our website.
In this volume, number 12, you will find seven articles, two short communications and one field note about different aspects related to the conservation of xenarthrans.
We hope you enjoy reading it and encourage biologists, naturalists, conser...

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The mystery of the origin of fairy armadillos is finally solved
Monday 23 January 2012

In a study recently published in Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, IUCN/SSC Anteater, Sloth & Armadillo Specialist Group members Frédéric Delsuc and Mariella Superina solved the riddle of the origin of the two species of fairy armadillos (or pichiciegos). Phylogenetic analyses of these small South American animals showed that both species shared a direct common ancestor and separated about 17 million years ago, supporting their classification in two distinct gene...

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We're back online in three languages - and on facebook!
Saturday 21 January 2012

We're back online! In our constant effort to improve communication with our readers, we are pleased to inform you that our website is now available in English, Spanish and Portuguese. We would also like to invite you to join us on Facebook  to ensure you don't miss the latest gossip from the Xenarthra world!

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