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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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The deadline for submitting manuscripts to Edentata is approaching!
Monday 25 July 2016

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 31 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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Research project to map the distribution of giant anteaters in Brazil – we need your help!
Wednesday 11 May 2016

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...

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Article In Press on indigenous knowledge about Dasypus kappleri
Monday 11 April 2016

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!


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Article on commercial importations of tamanduas into the US
Friday 08 January 2016

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!

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Edentata 16 has been published!!
Wednesday 30 December 2015

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...

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Another article in press!
Tuesday 24 November 2015

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...

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Here’s another article in press!
Wednesday 18 November 2015

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!


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