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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.
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.
Guidelines for use of wild mammal species are updated from the American Society of Mammalogists (ASM) 2007 publication. These revised guidelines cover current professional techniques and regulations i...
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Sikes, R. S., W. L. Gannon, and the Animal Care and Use Committee of the American Society of Mammalogists. 2011. Guidelines of the American Society of Mammalogists for the use of wild mammals in research. Journal of Mammalogy 92(1):235-253.
Raccoons (Procyon lotor), like most carnivores, are nocturnal and secretive and consequently difficult to observe....
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Prange, S., S. D. Gehrt, and S. Hauver. 2011. Frequency and duration of contacts between free-ranging raccoons: uncovering a hidden social system. Journal of Mammalogy 92(6):1331-1342.
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.
Fluctuating asymmetry, random departure from perfect symmetry in bilateral traits, has been proposed as an indirect indicator of individual quality. Sexually selected traits, such as deer antlers, are...
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Ditchkoff, S. S., and R. L. deFreeze. 2010. Assessing fluctuating asymmetry of white-tailed deer antlers in a three-dimensional context. Journal of Mammalogy 91:27-37.
Dispersal and gene flow are significant components of metapopulation structure and dynamics. We examined gene flow in the pygmy rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis), a sagebrush specialist that occurs in s...
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Estes-Zumpf, W. A., J. L. Rachlow, L. P. Waits, and K. I. Warheit. 2010. Dispersal, gene flow, and population genetic structure in the pygmy rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis). Journal of Mammalogy 91(1):208-219.
The colony of Brazilian free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) at Carlsbad Cavern, New Mexico, is a wellknown example of this highly gregarious and conspicuous species in North America. For nearly a...
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Hristov, N. I., M. Betke, D. E. H. Theriault, A. Bagchi, and T. H. Kunz. 2010. Seasonal variation in colony size of Brazilian free-tailed bats at Carlsbad Cavern based on thermal imaging. Journal of Mammalogy 91:183-193.
Dispersal and gene flow are significant components of metapopulation structure and dynamics. We examined gene flow in the pygmy rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis), a sagebrush specialist that occurs in s...
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Estes-Zumpf, W. A., J. L. Rachlow, L. P. Waits, and K. I. Warheit. 2010. Dispersal, gene flow, and population genetic structure in the pygmy rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis). Journal of Mammalogy 91:208–219.