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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.
Jaguars (Panthera onca) remain virtually unstudied in the desert environments at the northern extent of their range. Historic sightings from the United States indicate a declining population of reside...
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McCain, E. B., and J. L. Childs. 2008. Evidence of resident jaguars (Panthera onca) in the southwestern United States and the implications for conservations. Journal of Mammalogy 89:1-10.
The earth’s climate is changing, possibly at an unprecedented rate. Overall, the planet is warming, sea ice and glaciers are in retreat, sea level is rising, and pollutants are accumulating in t...
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Moore, S. E.. 2008. Marine mammals as ecosystem sentinels. Journal of Mammalogy 89:534-540.
Papers in this Special Feature stem from a symposium on large-scale ecosystem change and the conservation of marine mammals convened at the 86th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists ...
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O’Shea, T. J., and D. K. Odell. 2008. Large-scale marine ecosystem changes and the conservation of marine mammals. Journal of Mammalogy 89:529-533.
Direct fisheries interactions pose a serious threat to the conservation of many populations and some species of marine mammals. The most acute problem is bycatch, unintended mortality in fishing gear,...
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Read, A. J.. 2008. The looming crisis: interactions between marine mammals and fisheries. Journal of Mammalogy 89:541-548.
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.
Mustelids, with their long, thin bodies and poor fat storage capabilities, perform an energetic balancing act when making decisions about energy expenditure. Activity rates provide vital insights into...
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Weir, R. D., and F. B. Corbould. 2007. Factors affecting diurnal activity of fishers in north-central British Columbia. Journal of Mammalogy 88:1508-1514.