The giant anteater is listed as Vulnerable both at the national and the international level. The main threats to the species are habitat loss, road kills, hunting, and fires. Although it occurs in large parts of Brazil, it is suffering population declines and local extinctions. A research project will model the potential and current distribution of giant anteaters in the Brazilian biomes to identify priority areas for their conservation. This project is the topic of the dissertation of the bi...
We’ve released our first Article In Press of the year! “Indigenous knowledge about the greater long-nosed armadillo, Dasypus kappleri (Xenarthra: Dasypodidae), in northeastern Peru” is a contribution by David W. Fleck and Robert S. Voss. As always, you’ll find it on the Edentata website. We hope you’ll like this interesting contribution!...
The November, 2015 issue of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums News (WAZA News, 4/15) features an article detailing the volume of commercial importations of southern tamanduas into the US. The numbers, derived from the US Fish and Wildlife Service database for animal importations, are pretty daunting. A huge thanks to our Specialist Group member John Gramieri for compiling these data and writing up this interesting article!
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 16, you will find six articles, two short communications, and three field notes on a wide range of topics related to the conservation of xenarthrans.
This issue contains, among others,information about the spatial distribution and resource use of B...
We’ve released a new Article In Press entitled ”Área de vida y uso de hábitats de dos individuos de oso palmero (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) en Pore, Casanare, Colombia” (Home range and habitat use of two giant anteaters (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) in Pore, Casanare, Colombia). This contribution is co-authored by Cesar Rojano Bolaño, María Elena López Giraldo, Laura Miranda-Cortés and Renzo Ávila Avilán. You...
We’ve just uploaded another article in press to Edentata’s website:
The field note “Registro de presencia del oso palmero (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) en plantaciones madereras en Colombia” (Record of presence of the giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) in timber plantations in Colombia) is co-authored by Cesar Rojano, Hernán Padilla, Andrea Giraldo, Gabriel Álvarez and Elver Ramos.
We hope you like it!
We’ve released a new Article In Press entitled “Nuevos registros de Xenarthra para el nororiente del Perú, con notas sobre su distribución y conservación” (New localities for Xenarthra in northeastern Peru, with notes on their distribution and conservation). As always, you will find it at Edentata’s website.
Many thanks to the authors, Néstor Allgas, Sam Shanee, Alejandro Alarcón and Noga Shanee, for their inter...
We have released a new Article In Press! “Distribución del Magnaorden Xenarthra en Uruguay en base a registros bibliográficos y de colecciones" (Magnorder Xenarthra in Uruguay: distribution of records) by Ana Ameneiros and colleagues, is available at Edentata’s site. We hope you’ll like this interesting article!