Open Access Articles

Pantholops hodgsonii (Abel, 1826) is a bovid commonly called the chiru or Tibetan antelope. Pantholops is...
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Leslie, D. M., Jr., and G. B. Schaller. 2008. Pantholops hodgsonii (Artiodactyla: Bovidae). Mammalian Species 817:1-13.
Mammalian chewing rate scales inversely to body mass (M); however, controversy exists over the value of the scaling exponent. Different mechanisms explain different values of the scaling exponent; hen...
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Gerstner, G. E., and J. B. Gerstein. 2008. Chewing rate allometry among mammals. Journal of Mammalogy 89:1020-1030.
Choeroniscus minor (Peters, 1868) is a phyllostomid commonly called the lesser long-tongued bat. It is a medium-size bat with an elongated muzzle, a very long tongue, and other cranial and dental fe...
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Solmsen, E.-H., and H. Schliemann. 2008. Choeroniscus minor (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae). Mammalian Species 822:1-6.
We investigated movement patterns in a high-density population of Eurasian badgers (Meles meles) to explore how the costs and benefits of dispersal and other forms of movement differed among individua...
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Macdonald, D. W., C. Newman, C. D. Buesching, and P. J. Johnson. 2008. Male-biased movement in a high-density population of the Eurasian badger (Meles meles). Journal of Mammalogy 89:1077-1086.
Nonprofit scientific societies hope that their activities advance their particular mission and impact their profession and, in the broadest sense, humanity in positive ways. The digital age has provid...
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Leslie, D. M., Jr.. 2007. A shifting mosaic of scholarly publishing, scientific delivery, and future impact changing the face of learned societies. Journal of Mammalogy 88(2):275-286.
Large mammals often play critical roles within ecosystems by affecting either prey populations or the structure and species composition of surrounding vegetation. However, large mammals are highly vul...
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Morrison, J. C., W. Sechrest, E. Dinerstein, D. S. Wilcove, and J. F. Lamoreux. 2007. Persistence of large mammal fauna as indicators of global human impact. Journal of Mamalogy 88:1363-1380.
In the early 1980s, 2 groups of Soviet scientists independently described 1, possibly 2 new dwarf species of killer whales (Orcinus) from Antarctica. We used aerial photogrammetry to determine total l...
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Pitman, R. L., W. L. Perryman, and E. Eilers. 2007. A dwarf form of killer whale in Antarctica. Journal of Mammalogy 88(1):43-48.
An implicit assumption of the mesopredator release hypothesis (MRH) is that competition is occurring between the larger and smaller predator. When significant competition exists, the MRH predicts that...
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Prange, S., and S. D. Gehrt. 2007. Response of skunks to a simulated increase in coyote activity. Journal of Mammalogy 88(4):1040-1049.
We assessed the locomotor performance of captive northern flying squirrels (Glaucomys sabrinus) over short glide distances and on small branches. We used stroboscopic photography, digital video, and a...
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Scheibe, J. S., K. E. Paskins, S. Ferdous, and D. Birdsill. 2007. Kinematics and functional morphology of leaping, landing, and branch use in Glaucomys sabrinus. Journal of Mammalogy 88(4):850-861.
Many traits exhibit nonequivalent effects upon maternal versus paternal inheritance. Such ‘‘parent-of-origin’’ effects may be caused by several mechanisms including sex chromos...
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Vrana, P. B.. 2007. Genomic imprinting as a mechanism of reproductive isolation in mammals. Journal of Mammalogy 88(1):5-23.