Welcome to our website!

 

Here we share information on xenarthrans and

the IUCN SSC Anteater, Sloth and Armadillo

Specialist Group with all those who care about  

the lives and fate of these ancient mammals.

 

 

 

Welcome to our website!

Here we share information on xenarthrans and the IUCN SSC Anteater, Sloth and Armadillo Specialist Group with all those who care about the lives and fate of these ancient mammals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to our website!

 

 

Here we share information on xenarthrans and the IUCN SSC Anteater, Sloth and Armadillo Specialist Group with all those who care about the lives and fate of these ancient mammals.

Xenarthrans

Often elusive and supremely challenging to study, many xenarthran species are virtually unknown in the wild — yet the extensive degradation of habitats throughout South and Central America has caused sharp declines in virtually every xenarthran population.

Apart from being among the most unusual of Neotropical creatures, the xenarthrans are together one of the most ancient groups of mammals — perhaps descendants of the earliest radiation of mammalian species. Despite their strange specializations and wild divergence of body forms, collectively xenarthrans embody a unique living history of mammalian evolution.

In addition, they play important roles in a diversity of ecosystems across the continent. Many of them have already suffered great losses from fierce overhunting and the ceaseless destruction of their habitats. Many are severely threatened — and too many will soon be in danger of extinction if we do not confront the increasing threats facing them. For these reasons, we feel compelled to fight on their behalf to ensure their survival in this era known as the anthropocene.

Xenarthrans

Often elusive and supremely challenging to study, many xenarthran species are virtually unknown in the wild — yet the extensive degradation of habitats throughout South and Central America has caused sharp declines in virtually every xenarthran population.

Apart from being among the most unusual of Neotropical creatures, the xenarthrans are together one of the most ancient groups of mammals — perhaps descendants of the earliest radiation of mammalian species. Despite their strange specializations and wild divergence of body forms, collectively xenarthrans embody a unique living history of mammalian evolution.

In addition, they play important roles in a diversity of ecosystems across the continent. Many of them have already suffered great losses from fierce overhunting and the ceaseless destruction of their habitats. Many are severely threatened — and too many will soon be in danger of extinction if we do not confront the increasing threats facing them. For these reasons, we feel compelled to fight on their behalf to ensure their survival in this era known as the anthropocene.

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NEWS

 

This is our brand new website! We hope you like it. Please contact us if you find any mistakes, typos, broken links, or if there’s anything that could be improved to make this website even more useful. Huge thanks to the IUCN Species Survival Commission for the grant that allowed us to redesign our website, and to Sofia Silveira and her team at Tecnomunay for the beautiful design!

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