Open Access Articles

Bats have large, thin wings that are particularly susceptible to tearing. Anatomical specializations, such as fiber reinforcement, strengthen the wing and increase its resistance to puncture, and an e...
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Rana Osama S Khayat, Kirsty J Shaw, Gary Dougill, Louise M Melling, Glenn R Ferris, Glen Cooper, Robyn A Grant. 2019. Characterizing wing tears in common pipistrelles (Pipistrellus pipistrellus): investigating tear distribution, wing strength, and possible causes. Journal of Mammalogy 100(4):1282-1294.
Ages of Florida manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris) can be estimated by counting annual growth layer groups (GLGs) in the periotic dome portion of the tympanoperiotic complex of their earbones. ...
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Gina L Lonati, Amber R Howell, Jeffrey A Hostetler, Paul Schueller, Martine de Wit, Brandon L Bassett, Charles J Deutsch, Leslie I Ward-Geiger. 2019. Accuracy, precision, and error in age estimation of Florida manatees using growth layer groups in earbones. Journal of Mammalogy 100(4):1350-1363.
Studies on mammalian community ecology and biogeography are increasingly using functional diversity to advance our understanding of how diversity is maintained and how it varies across space and over ...
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Brooks A Kohli, Rebecca J Rowe. 2019. Beyond guilds: the promise of continuous traits for mammalian functional diversity. Journal of Mammalogy 100(2):285-298.
Bats are assumed not to use vision for communication, despite recent evidence of their capacity for color vision. The possibility that bats use color traits as signals has thus been overlooked. Some t...
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Bernal Rodríguez-Herrera, Paulina Rodríguez, Whitney Watson, Gary F McCracken, Rodrigo A Medellín, Ismael Galván. 2019. Sexual dichromatism and condition-dependence in the skin of a bat. Journal of Mammalogy 100(2):299-307.
The platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) is one of the world’s most evolutionarily distinct mammals, one of five extant species of egg-laying mammals, and the only living species within the famil...
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Gilad Bino, Richard T Kingsford, Michael Archer, Joanne H Connolly, Jenna Day, Kimberly Dias, David Goldney, Jaime Gongora, Tom Grant, Josh Griffiths, Tahneal Hawke, Melissa Klamt, Daniel Lunney, Luis Mijangos, Sarah Munks, William Sherwin, Melody Serena, Peter Temple-Smith, Jessica Thomas, Geoff Williams, Camilla Whittington. 2019. The platypus: evolutionary history, biology, and an uncertain future. Journal of Mammalogy 100(2):308-327.
Museum specimens play an increasingly important role in predicting the outcomes and revealing the consequences of anthropogenically driven disruption of the biosphere. As ecological communities respon...
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Kurt E Galbreath, Eric P Hoberg, Joseph A Cook, Blas Armién, Kayce C Bell, Mariel L Campbell, Jonathan L Dunnum, Altangerel T Dursahinhan, Ralph P Eckerlin, Scott L Gardner, Stephen E Greiman, Heikki Henttonen, F Agustín Jiménez, Anson V A Koehler, Batsaikhan Nyamsuren, Vasyl V Tkach, Fernando Torres-Pérez, Albina Tsvetkova, Andrew G Hope. 2019. Building an integrated infrastructure for exploring biodiversity: field collections and archives of mammals and parasites. Journal of Mammalogy 100(2):382-393.
Voles are key mammals in understanding how social interactions can affect large-scale population processes. Previous studies have shown that at high population densities, meadow voles (Microtus pennsy...
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Phoebe D Edwards, Erik K Dean, Rupert Palme, Rudy Boonstra. 2019. Assessing space use in meadow voles: the relationship to reproduction and the stress axis. Journal of Mammalogy 100(1):4-12.
Various mammalian taxa have evolved different morphological adaptations to aid in preventing death by predators, including spines, quills, dermal plates, and noxious chemical sprays. The development o...
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Theodore Stankowich, Colin Stensrud. 2019. Small but spiny: the evolution of antipredator defenses in Madagascar tenrecs. Journal of Mammalogy 100(1):13-20.
The murine genus Rhynchomys includes the large-bodied Philippine “shrew-rats,” highly specialized members of the vermivorous clade of Philippine murids. Four species are recogniz...
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Eric A Rickart, Danilo S Balete, Robert M Timm, Phillip A Alviola, Jacob A Esselstyn, Lawrence R Heaney. 2019. Two new species of shrew-rats (Rhynchomys: Muridae: Rodentia) from Luzon Island, Philippines. Journal of Mammalogy 100(4):1112-1129.
The Hispaniolan solenodon, Solenodon paradoxus, and Hispaniolan hutia, Plagiodontia aedium, are the Dominican Republic’s only surviving endemic non-volant land mammals, and are high pr...
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Rosalind J Kennerley, Malcolm A C Nicoll, Richard P Young, Samuel T Turvey, Jose M Nuñez-Miño, Jorge L Brocca,Simon J Butler. 2019. Article Navigation The impact of habitat quality inside protected areas on distribution of the Dominican Republic’s last endemic non-volant land mammals. Journal of Mammalogy 100(1):45-54.