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A new species of three-toed sloth lMammaliac Xenarthrar from Panamac with a review of the genus Bradypus

  title={A new species of three-toed sloth lMammaliac Xenarthrar from Panamac with a review of the genus Bradypus},
  author={Robert P. Anderson and Charles O. Handley},
Biology and Conservation of the Pygmy Sloth, Bradypus pygmaeus
The pygmy three-toed sloth has garnered much interest since being described in 2001 as a new species, which occurs on a single island, Escudo de Veraguas, Panama, and it is found that some individuals live in nonmangrove areas as well as in the mangroves on the island.
Observations on the Endemic Pygmy Three-Toed Sloth, Bradypus pygmaeus of Isla Escudo de Veraguas, Panamá
The population survey found low numbers of B. pygmaeus in the mangrove thickets and far lower numbers outside of them, which could lead to inbreeding, a loss of genetic diversity, and extinction of the pygmy Three-toed Sloth.
Bradypus Pygmaeus (Pilosa: Bradypodidae)
Bradypus pygmaeus, the pygmy three-toed sloth, is a dwarf bradypodid that is 1 of 4 species of Bradypus and easily distinguished from its conspecifics by its small size and restricted distribution.
Molecular Phylogenetics of Bradypus (Three-Toed Sloth, Pilosa: Bradypodidae, Mammalia) and Phylogeography of Bradypus variegatus (Brown-Throated Three-Toed Sloth) with Mitochondrial Gene Sequences
A very strong genetic heterogeneity and a striking spatial pattern were detected among these different geographical areas, with the trans-Andean, western Amazon, and Tocantins populations showing the highest levels of genetic diversity, meanwhile the Tapajos and the Brazilian eastern populations yielding lower levels of Genetic diversity.
First record of the brown-throated sloth (Bradypus variegatus Schinz, 1825) in the Cerrado of Minas Gerais, Brazil
The first record of Bradypus variegatus in the Cerrado sensu stricto, for the state of Minas Gerais, and possibly for the entire biome is presented.
Mammalian Diversity and Matses Ethnomammalogy in Amazonian Peru Part 2: Xenarthra, Carnivora, Perissodactyla, Artiodactyla, and Sirenia
The principal contribution of this report consists in the natural history information compiled from the authors' Matses informants and the resulting overview of local community structure as defined by diurnal activity, locomotion, social behavior, and trophic relationships.
Patterns of Morphological Variation of Extant Sloth Skulls and their Implication for Future Conservation Efforts
This first descriptive comparison of the whole skull morphology within the two extant sloth genera is presented, combining geometric morphometric approaches with comparative anatomy to explore the patterns of the intra‐ and interspecific morphological variation of the skull with regard to several factors such as phylogeny, geography, allometry, or sexual dimorphism.
Ecology and Neurophysiology of Sleep in Wild Sloths
Morphology, molecular phylogeny, and taxonomic inconsistencies in the study of Bradypus sloths (Pilosa: Bradypodidae)
The molecular phylogeny of morphologically confirmed sloth specimens exhibits 2 monophyletic lineages representing B. variegatus and B. tridactylus, contradicting previous studies that estimated this divergence to be 0.4 mya.
Reevaluation of the Geographical Distribution of Bradypus tridactylus Linnaeus, 1758 and B. variegatus Schinz, 1825
Analysis of the geographical distribution of Bradypus tridactylus and B. variegatus based on museum specimens, field observations, and literature records of sloths revealed considerable range differences when compared to previous distribution inferences, and predicted that potential suitable areas for B. tridACTylus are mostly limited by cold temperatures.


A Simple Sequentially Rejective Multiple Test Procedure
This paper presents a simple and widely ap- plicable multiple test procedure of the sequentially rejective type, i.e. hypotheses are rejected one at a tine until no further rejections can be done. It
Evolution, biogeography, and description of a new species of fruit-eating bat, genus Artibeus Leach (1821), from Panama
A new species of Neotropical fruit-eating bat found only on Isla Escudo de Veraguas, approximately 18 km off the Caribbean coast of the province of Bocas del Toro in northwestern Panama, which is assumed to have evolved from a species also ancestral to Artibeus watsoni.
Diet of the Atlantic forest maned sloth Bradypus torquatus (Xenarthra: Bradypodidae)
B. torquatus, like other congeneric species studied elsewhere in the Neotropics, is a strictly arboreal folivore with a highly selective diet, probably resulting from evolving physiological adaptations to cope with a smaller range of plant secondary compounds.
The Recent Mammals of the Neotropical Region: A Zoogeographic and Ecological Review
  • P. Hershkovitz
  • Environmental Science, Geography
    The Quarterly Review of Biology
  • 1969
The Neotropical Region, which is defined on the basis of its living mammals, is comprised of the Brazilian, Patagonian, and West Indian Subregions. The Middle American Province of the Brazilian
Activity budgets and ranging patterns of the Atlantic forest maned sloth Bradypus torquatus (Xenarthra: Bradypodidae)
The rather high levels of activity and the predominantly diurnal period of activity observed for maned sloths are probably related to the lower ambient temperatures found in the Atlantic forest when compared to other more equatorial localities of the Neotropics.