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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.
This commentary was adapted from an oral presentation delivered at the 86th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists in Amherst, Massachusetts, on 18 June 2006 to recognize receipt of th...
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Hafner, M.S.. 2007. Field research in Mammalogy: an enterprise in peril. Journal of Mammalogy 88(5):1119-1128.
Dusky-footed woodrats (Neotoma fuscipes) are important components of forest communities, including serving as a primary prey of the California spotted owl (Strix occidentalis occidentalis), a species ...
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Innes, R. J., D. H. Van Vuren, D. A. Kelt, M. L. Johnson, J. A. Wilson, and P. A. Stine. 2007. Habitat associations of dusky-footed woodrats (Neotoma fuscipes ) in mixed-conifer forest of the northern Sierra Nevada. Journal of Mammalogy 88:1523-1531.
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.