Open Access Articles

Little is known regarding the migratory behavior of bats, due in part to their elusive nature. Recently, however, fatalities of migratory bats at some wind energy facilities across North America have ...
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Baerwald, E. F., and R. M. R. Barclay. 2009. Geographic variation in activity and fatality of migratory bats at wind energy facilities. Journal of Mammalogy 90:1340-1349.
Bos grunniens Linnaeus, 1766, and Bos mutus (Przewalski, 1883) are the domestic and wild forms, respectively, of the bovid commonly called the yak. B....
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Leslie, D. M., Jr., and G. B. Schaller. 2009. Bos grunniens and Bos mutus (Artiodactyla: Bovidae). Mammalian Species 836:1-17.
 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.
Black bears (Ursus americanus) forage selectively in natural environments. To determine if bears also forage selectively for anthropogenic resources we analyzed data on vehicles broken into by be...
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Breck, S. W., N. Lance, and V. Seher. 2009. Selective foraging for anthropogenic resources by black bears: minivans in Yosemite National Park. Journal of Mammalogy 90:1041-1044.
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.