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Anteaters, Sloths & Armadillos

This category deals with all members of the taxonomic superorder Xenarthra. The surviving members – armadillos, sloths and anteaters – are all found in South America.

The armadillo is easily recognisable because of its leathery armour, that runs in bands across its back. The sloths and anteaters together make up the taxonomic order Pilosa, and both sport specialised claws. The sloths use theirs for climbing and sleeping, which they do hanging upside down from a tree branch. Sloths are notoriously slow, though can make a swift escape when threatened by predators. Anteaters, finally, use their claws to destroy the nests of ants and termites. They have an unusually long and agile tongue, covered in tiny hooks, that they use to lick up their prey.

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The Biology of the Xenarthra
Hardback | Jun 2008 | #176466 | ISBN-13: 9780813031651
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Histoire Naturelle des Paresseux
Paperback | Dec 2006 | #163947 | ISBN: 2271064651
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The Amazing Armadillo

By: LL Smith and RW Doughy

Publisher: University of Texas Press

Paperback | Jun 1984 | #1853 | ISBN: 029270383X
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Hardback | Dec 1984 | #47 | ISBN: 0292703759
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Paperback | Dec 1986 | #2869 | ISBN: 0874746493
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PreguiƧ?as e Guaribas

Os Mamíferos Folívoros Arborícolos do Mamirauá
Monograph

By: Helder Lima de Queiroz

Publisher: Sociedade Civil Mamiraúa

Paperback | Dec 1995 | #51592 | ISBN: 8570280122
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