Open Access Articles

Reliable methods for identification of individual animals are advantageous for ecological studies of population demographics and movement patterns. Photographic identification, based on distinguishabl...
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Sylvia K. Osterrieder, Chandra Salgado Kent, Carlos J. R. Anderson, Iain M. Parnum, Randall W. Robinson. 2015. Whisker spot patterns: a noninvasive method of individual identification of Australian sea lions (Neophoca cinerea). Journal of Mammalogy 96(5):988–997.
Data collected on life-history parameters of known-age animals from the northern (NR) and southern resident (SR) killer whales (Orcinus orca) of the eastern North Pacific were compared with life-histo...
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Todd R. Robeck, Kevin Willis, Michael R. Scarpuzzi, Justine K. O’Brien. 2015. Comparisons of life-history parameters between free-ranging and captive killer whale (Orcinus orca) populations for application toward species management. Journal of Mammalogy 96(5):1055-1070.
Chrysopteron Jentink, 1910 is 1 of the 7 subgenera of Myotis Kaup, 1829 recognized by Tate that traditionally comprises Asian and African species characterized by conspicuously parti-co...
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Csorba, G., C Chou, M. Ruedi, T. Görföl, M. Motokawa, S. Wiantoro, V.D. Thong, N.T. Son, L. Lin, and N. Furey. 2014. The reds and the yellows: a review of Asian Chrysopteron Jentink, 1910 (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae: Myotis). Journal of Mammalogy 95(4):663-678.
Robinson’s mouse opossum (Marmosa robinsoni) typically inhabits xeric shrublands, savannas, and deciduous forests from Panama through Colombia and Venezuela, to the islands of Trinidad, Tobago, ...
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Gutierrez, E.G., R.P. Anderson, R.S. Voss, J. Ochoa-G, M. Aguilera, and S.A. Jansa. 2014. Phylogeography of Marmosa robinsoni: insights into the biogeography of dry forests in northern South America. Journal of Mammalogy 95:1175-1188.
A common use of stable isotope analysis in mammalogy is to make inferences about diet from isotope values (typically C13 and N15) measured in tissues and food sources of a consumer. Mathematical mixin...
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Philips, D. L.. 2012. Converting isotope values to diet composition: the use of mixing models. Journal of Mammalogy 93(2):342-352.
Red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) are native to boreal and western montane portions of North America but their origins are unknown in many lowland areas of the United States. Red foxes were historically absen...
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Statham, M. J., B. N. Sacks, K. B. Aubry, J. D. Perrine, and S. M. Wisely. 2012. The origin of recently established red fox populations in the United States: translocations or natural range expansions?. Journal of Mammalogy 93(1):52-65.
Habitat use and feeding behaviors of cryptic animals are often poorly understood. Analyses of stable isotope ratios in animal body tissues can help reveal an individual’s location and resource u...
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Cryan, P. M., C. A. Stricker, and M. B. Wunder. 2012. Evidence of cryptic individual specialization in an opportunistic insectivorous bat. Journal of Mammalogy 93(2):381-389.
Stable isotope analysis of fossil materials has become an increasingly important method for gathering dietary and environmental information from extinct species in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. ...
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Clementz, M. T.. 2012. New insight from old bones: stable isotope analysis of fossil mammals. Journal of Mammalogy 93(2):368-380.
We open this Special Feature on stable isotopes in mammalian research with a beginner’s guide, an introduction to the novice and a refresher to the well-versed. In this guide we provide the back...
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Ben-David, M., and E. A. Flaherty. 2012. Stable isotopes in mammalian research: a beginner’s guide. Journal of Mammalogy 93(2):312-328.
In semiarid ecosystems ungulate densities can compound the effects of drought on forage availability, which can feed back to regulate reproduction and offspring recruitment. Climatic changes in the fr...
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Koons, D. N., P. Terletzky, P. B. Adler, M. L. Wolfe, D. Ranglack, F. P. Howe, K. Hersey, W. Paskett, and J. T. Du Toit. 2012. Climate and density-dependent drivers of recruitment in plains bison. Journal of Mammalogy 93(2):475-481.