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The biology of the Xenarthra

Author: Sergio F Vizcaíno; W J Loughry
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2008.
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The Xenarthra are an order of the mammals consisting of the armadillos, anteaters, and sloths. This work explores the biology and ecological status of these mammals in the many geographic regions  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Biology of the Xenarthra.
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c2008
(DLC) 2007042546
(OCoLC)174138962
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sergio F Vizcaíno; W J Loughry
ISBN: 9780813037189 0813037182
OCLC Number: 741613153
Language Note: Summaries in Spanish and Portuguese.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 370 p.) : ill., maps.
Contents: Xenarthran biology : past, present, and future / Sergio F. Vizcaíno and W.J. Loughry --
Recent advances and future prospects in xenarthran molecular phylogenetics / Frédéric Delsuc and Emmanuel J.P. Douzery --
Morphology-based investigations of the phylogenetic relationships among extant and fossil xenarthrans / Timothy J. Gaudin and H. Gregory McDonald --
Fossil history of sloths / H. Gregory McDonald and Gerardo De Iuliis --
Paleogeographic distribution and anatomical adaptations in Peruvian megatheriine ground sloths (Xenarthra: Megatherioidea) / François Pujos --
Skeletal anatomy and the fossil history of the Vermilingua / H. Gregory McDonald, Sergio F. Vizcaíno, and M. Susana Bargo --
The evolution of armored xenarthrans and a phylogeny of the glyptodonts / Juan Carlos Fernicola, Sergio F. Vizcaíno, and Richard A. Fariña --
Form, function, and paleobiology in xenarthrans / Sergio F. Vizcaíno, M. Susana Bargo, and Richard A. Fariña --
Armadillos and dimorphic pathogenic fungi : ecological and evolutionary aspects / Eduardo Bagagli and Sandra de Moraes Gimenes Bosco --
Leprosy / Richard W. Truman --
The spleen of the armadillo : lessons of organ adaptation / Emma B. Casanave and Elena J. Galíndez --
The use of armadillo clones from the genus Dasypus as experimental models to investigate the source of physiological variability / Patrice Boily --
The physiology of two- and three-toed sloths / Desmond Gilmore, Denia Fittipaldi Duarte, and Carlos Peres da Costa --
Sperm evolution in dasypodids / Pablo D. Cetica and María Susana Merani --
Reproductive biology of the nine-banded armadillo / Richard D. Peppler --
Reproductive parameters and placentation in anteaters and sloths / Kurt Benirschke --
Placentation in armadillos, with emphasis on development of the placenta in polyembryonic species / Allen C. Enders --
Sequencing the armadillo genome / Jean Chang and James E. Adams --
Chromosomal studies in the Xenarthra / Wilham Jorge and Helio Rubens Jacintho Pereira Jr. --
Genes and demes : population genetic analyses of the Xenarthra / Paulo A. Prodöhl, W.J. Loughry, and Colleen M. McDonough --
Conservation status of the Xenarthra / John M. Aguiar and Gustavo A.B. da Fonseca --
Maintenance of Xenarthra in captivity / Mariella Superina, Flávia Miranda, and Tinka Plese --
Exploitation of xenarthrans by the Guaraní-Isoseño indigenous people of the Bolivian Chaco : comparisons with hunting by other indigenous groups in Latin America, and implications for conservation / Andrew J. Noss, Rosa Leny Cuéllar, and Erika Cuéllar --
Anteater behavior and ecology / Flávio H.G. Rodrigues ... [et al.] --
Sloth ecology : an overview of field studies / Adriano Garcia Chiarello --
Behavioral ecology of armadillos / Colleen M. McDonough and W.J. Loughry --
Xenarthrans of the Paraguayan Chaco / Dennis A. Meritt Jr. --
Ecology and conservation of three species of armadillos in the Pampas region, Argentina / Agustín M. Abba and Marcelo H. Cassini --
Biology and ecology of armadillos in the Bolivian Chaco / Erika Cuéllar --
The natural history of the pichi, Zaedyus pichiy, in western Argentina / Mariella Superina.
Responsibility: edited by Sergio F. Vizcaíno and W.J. Loughry.

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"Destined to become a classic in the field of xenarthran biology and is a must for anyone interested in living armadillos, anteaters, and sloths, as well as their extinct relatives." - Michael A. Read more...

 
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