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Red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) are native to boreal and western montane portions of North America but their origins are unknown in many lowland areas of the United States. Red foxes were historically absen...
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Statham, M. J., B. N. Sacks, K. B. Aubry, J. D. Perrine, and S. M. Wisely. 2012. The origin of recently established red fox populations in the United States: translocations or natural range expansions?. Journal of Mammalogy 93(1):52-65.
Pleistocene climate fluctuations rearranged ecosystems, and influenced the contemporary distribution of modern species. Although specialist species were often restricted to isolated refugia by Pleisto...
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Barton, H. D., and S. M. Wisely. 2012. Phylogeography of striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis) in North America: Pleistocene dispersal and contemporary population structure. Journal of Mammalogy 93(1):38-51.
A common use of stable isotope analysis in mammalogy is to make inferences about diet from isotope values (typically C13 and N15) measured in tissues and food sources of a consumer. Mathematical mixin...
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Philips, D. L.. 2012. Converting isotope values to diet composition: the use of mixing models. Journal of Mammalogy 93(2):342-352.
Previous understanding of the relationships among genera of bats in the family Molossidae was based largely on phenetic analyses of morphological data....
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Ammerman, L. K., D. N. Lee, and T. M. Tipps. 2012. First molecular phylogenetic insights into the evolution of free-tailed bats in the subfamily Molossinae (Molossidae, Chiroptera). Journal of Mammalogy 93(1):12-28.
The incorporation of dietary macronutrients and associated isotopic signatures of carbon (C13) and nitrogen (N15) into animal tissues is a result of the interaction between growth, nutritional status,...
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Ben-David, M., S. D. Newsome, and J. P. Whiteman. 2012. Lipid and amino acid composition influence incorporation and discrimination of 13C and 15N in mink. Journal of Mammalogy 93(2):399-412.
A new species of Hipposideros is described from Vietnam. Morphologically, it is similar to taxa in the Hipposideros armiger complex but is substantially smaller. The new species, which has been found ...
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Thong, V. D., S. J. Puechmaille, A. Denzinger, C. Dietz, G. Csorba, P. J. J. Bates, E. C. Teeling, and H.-U. Schnitzler. 2012. A new species of Hipposideros (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae) from Vietnam. Journal of Mammalogy 93(1):1-11.
Stable isotopes in metabolically inert tissues of migratory animals can be used to infer migratory and dispersal histories. The general approach for estimating geographic origins of migratory animals ...
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Wunder, W. B.. 2012. Determining geographic patterns of migration and dispersal using stable isotopes in keratins. Journal of Mammalogy 93(2):360-367.
Coyotes (Canis latrans) occur across North America in many types of ecosystems, including urban areas, yet certain aspects of coyote behavior remain obscure. Previous observational studies have provid...
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Hennessy, C. A., J. Dubach and S. D. Gehrt. 2012. Long-term pair bonding and genetic evidence for monogamy among urban coyotes (Canis latrans). Journal of Mammalogy 93(3):732-742.
Dietary carbon is oxidized and exhaled as CO2, thus C13breath values can provide information on diet and substrate use for energy. However, physiological phenomena such as fat deposition and fasting c...
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Whiteman, J. P., K. A. Greller, H. J. Harlow, L. A. Felicetti, K. D. Rode, and M. Ben-David. 2012. Carbon isotopes in exhaled breath track metabolic substrates in brown bears (Ursus arctos). Journal of Mammalogy 93(2):413-421.
The metabolic rate–body size relationship suggests that the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) should be least selective among mammalian herbivores in its diet. However, selection among plant...
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Owen-Smith, N., and J. Chafota. 2012. Selective feeding by a megaherbivore, the African elephant (Loxodonta africana). Journal of Mammalogy 93(3):698-705.