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By Sergio F. Vizcaíno, W. J. Loughry

ISBN-10: 0813031656

ISBN-13: 9780813031651

The Xenarthra are an order of the mammals which include the armadillos, anteaters, and sloths. The Biology of the Xenarthra is the 1st authoratative examine of the Xenarthra in a new release.
The quantity positive factors a powerful crew of overseas students who discover the present biology and ecological prestige of those mammals in all the geographic areas they inhabit. a lot of those populations stay in constructing nations, and prior to now, details on those species has been scarce.
Topics disguise a big selection of matters together with genetics, body structure, habit, ecology, and conservation. Discussions variety from paleontological views on xenarthran evolution to either lab and field-based reviews of residing species. modern examine in components corresponding to genome sequencing and leprosy in armadillos is usually integrated.

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Indeed, his results reinforce the observation that glyptodonts are the one group within Xenarthra most requiring intensive study and revision, with regard to both taxonomy and phylogeny. 2). Gaudin and Wible (2006) examined the craniodental morphology of a wide diversity of living and extinct armadillos, including all 9 extant genera, 3 genera of eutatine armadillos, 4 genera of extinct euphractine armadillos, the extinct genera Stegotherium and Peltephilus, and a single representative each from the pampatheres (Vassallia) and glyptodonts (Propalaehoplophorus).

Dentro de los Cingulata aún son poco comprendidas la ta­­ xonomía y la filogenia de los gliptodontes y se requieren más estudios, aunque los análisis recientes proveen nueva información sobre la sistemática de este grupo. Un estudio cladístico confirma hipótesis filogenéticas previas sobre las relaciones entre armadillos extinguidos y vivientes, pampaterios y gliptodontes, incluyendo la monofilia de los eufractinos vivientes y un clado que reúne a gliptodontes y pampaterios y la posición basal de los dasipodinos dentro de los Cingulata.

2001). These studies identified four major placental clades: Afrotheria (aardvarks, elephantshrews, golden-moles, tenrecs, hyraxes, elephants, and sirenians), Xenarthra (armadillos, anteaters, and 13 sloths), Euarchontoglires (tree-shrews, flying-lemurs, primates, rodents, and lagomorphs), and Laurasiatheria (eulipotyphlans, bats, pangolins, carnivores, perissodactyls, and cetartiodactyls), of which only Xenarthra had been previously recognized by morphological studies. The subsequent combination of these two datasets (Murphy, Eizirik, O’Brien et al.

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