Welcome to this new issue of Edentata, the Newsletter of the IUCN/SSC Anteater, Sloth and Armadillo Specialist Group! Our Newsletter is steadily growing: this issue includes 15 interesting articles on such diverse topics as the reproductive behavior of anteaters, distribution of armadillos, or the ecology of sloths.
As announced in Edentata 8–10, our Newsletter is about to receive a major facelift. We have prepared new Instructions to Authors in English, Spanish and Portuguese. They are available at the end of this issue and can also be downloaded from our website. We kindly ask you to follow them when preparing your manuscripts and short communications for submission to Edentata.
We have recently concluded the re-assessment of all xenarthrans for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Many thanks to all researchers who have contributed information on the geographic range, population size and status, habitat and ecology, threats, and existing conservation measures of their study species! We are currently working on a special edition of Edentata, in which we will present the results of the 2009/2010 assessment. So, please stay tuned for Edentata 11(2)!
As always, we are looking forward to receiving your articles, thesis abstracts, notes from the field, news items, and any other information related to the conservation of xenarthrans that you would like to publish in Edentata or our website < www.xenarthrans.org>.
Enjoy this new issue of Edentata!