Conservation perspectives for a highly disparate lineage of mammals: the Xenarthra”, by Mariella Superina and Agustín M. Abba, discusses the current taxonomic challenges of working with xenarthrans and their impact on the conservation of these animals. It includes an evaluation of the main threats affecting the Xenarthra now and in the future, identifies some successful conservation initiatives, and highlights the importance of initiatives by individual experts.

The article nicely summarizes the current status of xenarthrans and will facilitate the development and implementation of conservation strategies for these fascinating animals. It is available at no cost.

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