Xenarthra under threat of extinction Endangered species of edentates Threatened species of Xenarthra Endangered species of sloths Endangered species of armadillos
Threatened species of Edentata include the giant anteater, the Brazilian three-toed sloth, the giant armadillo, the Brazilian three-banded armadillo, the pink fairy armadillo, and Burmeister's armadillo. These inhabit parts of Central and South America and reasons for possible extinction include habitat loss (mainly through deforestation, settlement, and agriculture), being hunted for food, or being preyed upon by local dogs.
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