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Shotgun Mitogenomics Provides a Reference Phylogenetic Framework and Timescale for Living Xenarthrans
Xenarthra (armadillos, sloths, and anteaters) constitutes one of the four major clades of placental mammals. Despite their phylogenetic distinctiveness in mammals, a reference phylogeny is stillExpand
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Molecular phylogenetics unveils the ancient evolutionary origins of the enigmatic fairy armadillos.
Fairy armadillos or pichiciegos (Xenarthra, Dasypodidae) are among the most elusive mammals. Due to their subterranean and nocturnal lifestyle, their basic biology and evolutionary history remainExpand
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The 2009/2010 Armadillo Red List Assessment
Abstract The conservation status of the 21 extant armadillo species was re-assessed by specialists of the IUCN/SSC Anteater, Sloth and Armadillo Specialist Group between December 2009 and May 2010.Expand
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High proportion of cactus species threatened with extinction
A high proportion of plant species is predicted to be threatened with extinction in the near future. However, the threat status of only a small number has been evaluated compared with key animalExpand
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The 2010 Anteater Red List Assessment
Abstract The IUCN/SSC Anteater, Sloth and Armadillo Specialist Group re-assessed the conservation status of the four extant anteater species in May 2010. Three species maintained their Least ConcernExpand
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Retroposed elements and their flanking regions resolve the evolutionary history of xenarthran mammals (armadillos, anteaters, and sloths).
Armadillos, anteaters, and sloths (Order Xenarthra) comprise 1 of the 4 major clades of placental mammals. Isolated in South America from the other continental landmasses, xenarthrans diverged over aExpand
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Hibernation and daily torpor in an armadillo, the pichi (Zaedyus pichiy).
  • M. Superina, P. Boily
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A…
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Hibernation and daily torpor are physiological strategies to cope with energetic challenges that occur in many mammalian and avian taxa, but no reliable information exists about daily torpor orExpand
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What do we know about armadillos? An analysis of four centuries of knowledge about a group of South American mammals, with emphasis on their conservation
Fil: Superina, Mariella. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas. Centro Cientifico Tecnologico Conicet - Mendoza. Instituto de Medicina y Biologia Experimental de Cuyo; Argentina
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Life on the Half-Shell: Consequences of a Carapace in the Evolution of Armadillos (Xenarthra: Cingulata)
Without doubt, the possession of an armored carapace represents one of the most conspicuous morphological features of all cingulates. Here, we review some of the many ways in which the carapace mayExpand
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Population density, activity patterns, and ecological importance of giant armadillos (Priodontes maximus) in Colombia
The giant armadillo (Priodontes maximus) is the largest extant armadillo species. This rare, cryptic, and poorly studied South American mammal is considered a physical ecosystem engineer. FromExpand
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