Anteater: The Plazi Newsletter

Giant Anteater “Giant Anteater” by Petr Kratochvil released CCO Public Domain Dedication

Anteater is a common name for the four extant mammal species of the suborder Vermilingua (meaning “worm tongue”) commonly known for eating ants and termites. The individual species have other names in English and other languages. Together with the sloths, they are within the order Pilosa.

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Species of the month

Bryaxis biocellata Schaufuss, 1887


A milestone in the development of modern biology was the introduction of the standardization resulting from comparative and reference works.


Rivera-Quiroz A, Petchaard B, Miller J A 2020. Mining data from legacy taxonomic literature and application for sampling spiders of the Teutamus group (Araneae; Liocranidae) in Southeast Asia. Scientific Reports 10: 15787. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-72549-8

Dimitrova M, Poelen J, Zhelezov G, Georgiev T, Agosti D, Penev L 2020. Semantic publishing enables text mining of biotic interactions. Biodiversity Information Science and Standards 4: e95036. doi: 10.3897/biss.4.59036


A change in paradigm: From publications to publishing building blocks of digital accessible biodiversity knowledge at the 22nd Meeting of the GfBS together with the Muséum nationale d’Histoire de Paris.


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