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Leopardus braccatus (Cope, 1889) is a small felid—not much larger than a domestic house cat—commonly called the Pantanal cat. No comprehensive surveys have been conducted to determine ho...
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Barstow, A. L., and D. M. Leslie, Jr.. 2012. Leopardus braccatus (Carnivora: Felidae). Mammalian Species 44(891):16-25.
Understanding population structure can lend insight into the spread of animal-borne disease, and the effects of anthropogenic land use on habitat. Raccoons are highly adaptive to human land developmen...
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Santonastaso,T. T., J. Dubach, S. A. Hauver, W. H. Graser III, and S. D. Gehrt. 2012. Microsatellite analysis of raccoon (Procyon lotor) population structure across an extensive metropolitan landscape. Journal of Mammalogy 93(2):447-455.
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.
Peromyscus furvus Allen and Chapman, 1897 is a cricetid rodent commonly called the blackish deermouse because of its characteristically dark pelage coloration. It is 1 of 56 species in the genus Per...
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Rogers, D. S., and J. A. Skoy. 2011. Peromyscus furvus (Rodentia: Cricetidae). Mammalian Species 43(888):229-215.
In social ungulates particular individuals or cohorts, such as adult females, can lead or initiate foraging movements. We use muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus) as a model system to test hypotheses regarding...
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Ihl C., and R. T. Bowyer. 2011. Leadership in mixed-sex groups of muskoxen during the snow-free season. Journal of Mammalogy 92(4):819-827.
Rhinoceros sondaicus Desmarest, 1822, commonly called the Javan rhinoceros or lesser one-horned rhinoceros, is the most critically endangered large mammal on Earth with only 40–50 extant indiv...
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Groves, C. P., and D. M. Leslie, Jr.. 2011. Rhinoceros sondaicus (Perissodactyla: Rhinocerotidae). Mammalian Species 43(887):190-208.
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.
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.