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We open this Special Feature on stable isotopes in mammalian research with a beginner’s guide, an introduction to the novice and a refresher to the well-versed. In this guide we provide the back...
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Ben-David, M., and E. A. Flaherty. 2012. Stable isotopes in mammalian research: a beginner’s guide. Journal of Mammalogy 93(2):312-328.
Stable isotope analysis of fossil materials has become an increasingly important method for gathering dietary and environmental information from extinct species in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. ...
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Clementz, M. T.. 2012. New insight from old bones: stable isotope analysis of fossil mammals. Journal of Mammalogy 93(2):368-380.
Habitat use and feeding behaviors of cryptic animals are often poorly understood. Analyses of stable isotope ratios in animal body tissues can help reveal an individual’s location and resource u...
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Cryan, P. M., C. A. Stricker, and M. B. Wunder. 2012. Evidence of cryptic individual specialization in an opportunistic insectivorous bat. Journal of Mammalogy 93(2):381-389.
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.
Edible dormice (Glis glis) are exposed temporally and spatially to a tremendous variation in food resources. This variation strongly influences reproduction; in edible dormice reproduction is tightly ...
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Lebl, K., B. Rotter, K. K. Rbisch, C. Bieber, and T. Ruf. 2011. Local environmental factors affect reproductive investment in female edible dormice. Journal of Mammalogy 92(2):926-933.
The marsh rice rat (Oryzomys palustris) is a semiaquatic rodent occurring in wetland habitats throughout the southeastern United States and along the Atlantic Coast. A lack of understanding of its eco...
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Eubanks, B. W., E. C. Hellgren, J. R. Nawrot, and R. D. Bluett. 2011. Habitat associations of the marsh rice rat (Oryzomys palustris) in freshwater wetlands of southern Illinois. Journal of Mammalogy 92(3):552-560.
Rodents are important components of most modern ecosystems. Understanding their roles in paleocommunities requires robust methods for inferring diet and other autecological characteristics. This pilot...
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Croft, D. A., K. Niemi, and A. Franco. 2011. Incisor morphology reflects diet in caviomorph rodents. Journal of Mammalogy 92(4):871-879.
Rusa unicolor (Kerr, 1792), or sambar, is the largest Oriental deer. Seven subspecies occur in varied habitats and elevations from India and Sri Lanka throughout southeastern Asia. Body mass and ant...
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Leslie, D. M., Jr.. 2011. Rusa unicolor (Artiodactyla: Cervidae). Mammalian Species 43(871):1-30.
Numerous studies have been made of rodent population and community dynamics, especially in arid ecosystems. Most have centered on understanding how total and species-specific densities of rodents chan...
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Hernández, L., J. W. Laundré, A. González-Romero, J. López-Portillo, and K. M. Grajales. 2011. Tale of two metrics: density and biomass in a desert rodent community. Journal of Mammalogy 92(4):840-851.
Steno bredanensis (Cuvier in Lesson, 1828) is a small odontocete commonly called the rough-toothed dolphin. A slender, gray dolphin with a slightly darker cape, this species is most easily distingui...
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West, K. L., J. G. Mead, and W. White. 2011. Steno bredanensis (Cetacea: Delphinidae). Mammalian Species 43(886):177-189.