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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.
The genus Myotis is nearly cosmopolitan and the second-most speciose genus of mammals, but its Afrotropical members are few and poorly known. We analyzed phylogenetic and phylogeographic rel...
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Bruce D Patterson, Paul W Webala, Julian C Kerbis Peterhans, Steven M Goodman, Michael Bartonjo, Terrence C Demos. 2019. Genetic variation and relationships among Afrotropical species of Myotis (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae). Journal of Mammalogy 100(4):1130-1143.
The Japanese archipelago is comprised of four main islands—Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu—which contain high mountainous areas that likely allowed for lineage differentiation and po...
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Asuka Honda, Shota Murakami, Masashi Harada, Kimiyuki Tsuchiya, Gohta Kinoshita, Hitoshi Suzuki. 2019. Article Navigation Late Pleistocene climate change and population dynamics of Japanese Myodes voles inferred from mitochondrial cytochrome b sequences. Journal of Mammalogy 100(4):1156-1168.
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.