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Little is known regarding the migratory behavior of bats, due in part to their elusive nature. Recently, however, fatalities of migratory bats at some wind energy facilities across North America have ...
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Baerwald, E. F., and R. M. R. Barclay. 2009. Geographic variation in activity and fatality of migratory bats at wind energy facilities. Journal of Mammalogy 90:1340-1349.
Bos grunniens Linnaeus, 1766, and Bos mutus (Przewalski, 1883) are the domestic and wild forms, respectively, of the bovid commonly called the yak. B....
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Leslie, D. M., Jr., and G. B. Schaller. 2009. Bos grunniens and Bos mutus (Artiodactyla: Bovidae). Mammalian Species 836:1-17.
 Estimating survival rates of naturally hibernating mammals is important for ecological and conservation reasons, but empirical estimates are logistically difficult to obtain. Individual-bas...
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Boyles, J. G., and V. Brack, Jr.. 2009. Modeling survival rates of hibernating mammals with individual-based models of energy expenditure. Journal of Mammalogy 90:9-16.
Tetracerus quadricornis (de Blainville, 1816) is 1 of the smallest Asian bovids and commonly is called the fourhorned antelope or chousingha. It is endemic to Peninsular India and small parts of low...
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Leslie, D. M., Jr., and K. Sharma. 2009. Tetracerus quadricornis (Artiodactyla: Bovidae). Mammalian Species 843:1-11.
Black bears (Ursus americanus) forage selectively in natural environments. To determine if bears also forage selectively for anthropogenic resources we analyzed data on vehicles broken into by be...
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Breck, S. W., N. Lance, and V. Seher. 2009. Selective foraging for anthropogenic resources by black bears: minivans in Yosemite National Park. Journal of Mammalogy 90:1041-1044.
Thousands of industrial-scale wind turbines are being built across the world each year to meet the growing demand for sustainable energy. Bats of certain species are dying at wind turbines in unpreced...
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Cryan, P. M., and R. M. R. Barclay. 2009. Causes of bat fatalities at wind turbines: hypotheses and predictions. Journal of Mammalogy 90:1330-1340.
An understanding of how top mammalian carnivores respond to urbanization is important for conservation and management of human–wildlife conflicts. Coyotes (Canis latrans) have recently beco...
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Gehrt, S. D., C. Anchor, and L. A. White. 2009. Home range and landscape use of coyotes in a metropolitan landscape: conflict or coexistence. Journal of Mammalogy 90:1045-1057.
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.