Open Access Articles

 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.
 Subspecific affinities, determination of population boundaries, and levels of population connectedness are of critical importance for the development of management and conservation planning. We ...
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Smith, S. J., D. M. Leslie, Jr., M. J. Hamilton, J. B. Lack, and R. A. Van Den Bussche. 2008. Subspecific affinities and conservation genetics of western big-eared bats (Corynorhinus townsendii pallescens) at the edge of their distributional range. Journal of Mammalogy 89:799-814.
Using data collected with thermal imaging technology, we found a major reduction in population estimates of colony size in the Brazilian free-tailed bat (Tadarida brasiliensis) from 54 million, obta...
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Betke, M., D. E. Hirsh, N. C. Makris, G. F. McCracken, M. Procopio, N. I. Hristov, S. Tang, A. Bagchi, J. D. Reichard, J. W. Horn, S. Crampton, C. J. Cleveland, and T. H. Kunz. 2008. Thermal imaging reveals significantly smaller Brazilian free-tailed bat colonies than previously estimated. Journal of Mammalogy 89:18-24.
The amount of underwater sound from ship traffic, commercial, research, and military sound sources has increased significantly over the past century. Marine mammals and many other marine animals rely ...
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Tyack, P. L.. 2008. Implications for marine mammals of large-scale changes in the marine acoustic environment. Journal of Mammalogy 89:549-558.
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.