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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.
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.
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.
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.
The mesopredator release hypothesis (MRH) predicts that a reduced abundance of top-order predators results in an increase in the abundance of smaller predators due to the cessation of intraguild preda...
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Cupples, J. B., M. S. Crowther, G. Story, and M. Letnic. 2011. Dietary overlap and prey selectivity among sympatric carnivores: could dingoes suppress foxes through competition for prey?. Journal of Mammalogy 92(3):590-600.