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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.
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.
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.