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The need to capture wild animals for conservation, research, and management is well justified, but long-term effects of capture and handling remain unclear. We analyzed standard types of data collecte...
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Cattet, M., J. Boulanger, G. Stenhouse, R. A. Powell, and M. J. Reynolds-Hogland. 2008. An evaluation of long-term capture effects in ursids: implications for wildlife welfare and research. Journal of Mammalogy 89:973-990.
Climate change during the late Quaternary has been implicated as the cause of both massive range shifts and extinction events. We combined molecular marker data and previously published fossil data to...
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Wisely, S. M., M. J. Statham, and R. C. Fleischer. 2008. Pleistocene refugia and Holocene expansion of a grassland-dependent species, the black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes). Journal of Mammalogy 89:87-96.
Previous studies have suggested that diets of river otters (Lontra canadensis) vary in response to seasonal shifts in prey availability, and that they select slowly moving fish of moderate size. To te...
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Cote, D., H. M. J. Stewart, R. S. Gregory, J. Goose, J. J. Reynolds, G. B. Stenson, and E. H. Miller. 2008. Prey selection by marine-coastal river otters (Lontra canadensis) in Newfoundland, Canada. Journal of Mammalogy 89:1001-1011.
Boselaphus tragocamelus (Pallas, 1766) is a bovid commonly called the nilgai or blue bull and is Asia’s largest antelope. A sexually dimorphic ungulate of large stature and unique coloration, it...
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Leslie, D. M., Jr.. 2008. Boselaphus tragocamelus (Artiodactyla: Bovidae). Mammalian Species 813:1-16.
Many mammalian species exhibit intersexual differences in sociospatial behavior; however, sociality of adult males in species with solitary females is relatively rare. Male raccoons (Procyon lotor) i...
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Gehrt, S. D., W. F. Gergits, and E. K. Fritzell. 2008. Behavioral and genetic aspects of male social groups in raccoons. Journal of Mammalogy 89:1473-1480.
The interpretation of isotopic data gathered in the field often demands knowing the rate at which isotopes are incorporated into different tissues and species, and the discrimination factor between ti...
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Martìnez del Rio, C., and S. A. Carelton. 2008. How fast and how faithful: the dynamics of isotopic incorporation into animal tissues. Journal of Mammalogy 93(2):353-359.
Pantholops hodgsonii (Abel, 1826) is a bovid commonly called the chiru or Tibetan antelope. Pantholops is...
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Leslie, D. M., Jr., and G. B. Schaller. 2008. Pantholops hodgsonii (Artiodactyla: Bovidae). Mammalian Species 817:1-13.
Mammalian chewing rate scales inversely to body mass (M); however, controversy exists over the value of the scaling exponent. Different mechanisms explain different values of the scaling exponent; hen...
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Gerstner, G. E., and J. B. Gerstein. 2008. Chewing rate allometry among mammals. Journal of Mammalogy 89:1020-1030.
Choeroniscus minor (Peters, 1868) is a phyllostomid commonly called the lesser long-tongued bat. It is a medium-size bat with an elongated muzzle, a very long tongue, and other cranial and dental fe...
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Solmsen, E.-H., and H. Schliemann. 2008. Choeroniscus minor (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae). Mammalian Species 822:1-6.
We investigated movement patterns in a high-density population of Eurasian badgers (Meles meles) to explore how the costs and benefits of dispersal and other forms of movement differed among individua...
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Macdonald, D. W., C. Newman, C. D. Buesching, and P. J. Johnson. 2008. Male-biased movement in a high-density population of the Eurasian badger (Meles meles). Journal of Mammalogy 89:1077-1086.