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Advances in the application of stable isotopes have allowed the quantitative evaluation of previously cryptic ecological processes. In particular, researchers have utilized the predictable spatial pat...
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Pauli, J. N., W. P. Smith, and M. Ben-David. 2012. Quantifying dispersal rates and distances in North American martens: a test of enriched isotope labeling. Journal of Mammalogy 93(2):390-398.
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.
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.
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.