Open Access Articles

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.
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.
As a periodic assessment of the mammal collection resource, the Systematic Collections Committee (SCC) of the American Society of Mammalogists undertakes decadal surveys of the collections held in t...
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Jonathan L Dunnum, Bryan S McLean, Robert C Dowler, Systematic Collections Committee of the American Society of Mammalogists. 2018. Mammal collections of the Western Hemisphere: a survey and directory of collections. Journal of Mammalogy 99(6):1307-1322.
Synchrony between reproduction and food availability is important in mammals due to the high energetic costs of gestation and lactation. Female polar bears (Ursus maritimus) must accumulate sufficient...
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Karyn D Rode, Jay Olson, Dennis Eggett, David C Douglas, George M Durner, Todd C Atwood, Eric V Regehr, Ryan R Wilson, Tom Smith, & Michelle St. Martin. 2018. Den phenology and reproductive success of polar bears in a changing climate. Journal of Mammalogy 99(1):16-26.
Flying foxes (family Pteropodidae) have distinct life histories given their size, characterized by longevity, low reproductive output, and long gestation. However, they tend to decouple the age at whi...
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Christopher M Todd, David A Westcott, Karrie Rose, John M Martin, Justin A Welbergen. 2018. Slow growth and delayed maturation in a Critically Endangered insular flying fox (Pteropus natalis). Journal of Mammalogy 99(6):1510-1521.
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.