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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.
Species reside in dynamic environments, simultaneously experiencing variations in climatic conditions, habitat availability and quality, interspecific interactions, and anthropogenic pressures. We inv...
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Nyeema C Harris, Reuben A Garshong & Morgan Gray. 2018. Distinct isotopic signatures reveal effect of ecoregion on small mammals of Ghana. Journal of Mammalogy 99(1):117-123.
Bats belonging to the subfamily Vespertilioninae are diverse and cosmopolitan, but their systematic arrangement remains a challenge. Previous molecular surveys suggested new and unexpected relationshi...
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Manuel Ruedi, Judith L Eger, Burton K Lim, Gábor Csorba. 2018. A new genus and species of vespertilionid bat from the Indomalayan Region. Journal of Mammalogy 99(1):209-222.
A 2007 survey of small mammals on Mt. Mantalingahan (2,086 m elevation), southern Palawan Island, Philippines, obtained specimens of a distinctive, previously unknown shrew (Soricidae). We describe th...
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Rainer Hutterer, Danilo S Balete, Thomas C Giarla, Lawrence R Heaney, Jacob A Esselstyn. 2018. A new genus and species of shrew (Mammalia: Soricidae) from Palawan Island, Philippines. Journal of Mammalogy 99(3):518–536.
Quantifying reproductive parameters is essential for developing effective conservation plans for species of concern; however, studying reproduction in wild settings can be challenging and local data a...
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Rebecca E Green, Kathryn L Purcell, Craig M Thompson, Douglas A Kelt, Heiko U Wittmer. 2018. Reproductive parameters of the fisher (Pekania pennanti) in the southern Sierra Nevada, California. Journal of Mammalogy 99(3):537–553.
The persistence of cold-adapted species along their equatorial range edge (i.e., southern range edge for species in the Northern Hemisphere and northern range edge for species in the Southern Hemisphe...
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Arthur E Scully, Scott Fisher, David A W Miller, Daniel H Thornton. 2018. Influence of biotic interactions on the distribution of Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) at the southern edge of their range. Journal of Mammalogy 99(4):760-772.
Cross-fostering offspring with nonbiological parents could prove useful to augment populations of endangered carnivores. We used cross-fostering to augment captive-born and wild-born litters for the e...
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Eric M Gese, William T Waddell, Patricia A Terletzky, Chris F Lucash, Scott R McLellan, Susan K Behrns. 2018. Cross-fostering as a conservation tool to augment endangered carnivore populations. Journal of Mammalogy 99(5):1033-1041.
Migratory species that cross geopolitical boundaries pose challenges for conservation planning because threats may vary across a species’ range and multi-country collaboration is required to imp...
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Winifred F Frick, Paul A Heady, III, Alexis D Earl, Maria Clara Arteaga, Patricia Cortés-Calva, Rodrigo A Medellín. 2018. Seasonal ecology of a migratory nectar-feeding bat at the edge of its range. Journal of Mammalogy 99(5):1072-1081.
Documentation of autumn and winter roosts of many species of hibernating bats are lacking from western North America. However, recent evidence suggests that rather than using caves and mines, many ind...
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Daniel J Neubaum. 2018. Unsuspected retreats: autumn transitional roosts and presumed winter hibernacula of little brown myotis in Colorado. Journal of Mammalogy 99(6):1294-1306.