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Vertebrate Taxonomy - current studies

Terry Chesser

Email: tchesser@usgs.gov

Website: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/history/bsphist2.htm

Areas of Study

Biodiversity of Birds in America

Species Identification in the White-headed Gull Complex

Publications

Chesser, R. T. 2013. On the correct name of Icterus bullockii (Passeriformes: Icteridae). Zootaxa 3718(3):295-296. Abstract

Chesser, R. T., R. C. Banks, F. K. Barker, C. Cicero, J. L. Dunn, A. W. Kratter, I. J. Lovette, P. C. Rasmussen, J. V. Remsen Jr., J. D. Rising, D. F. Stotz, and K. Winker. 2013. Fifty-fourth supplement to the American Ornithologists' Union Check-list of North American Birds. Auk 130(3):558-571. Abstract

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Robert Fisher

Email: rdfisher@usgs.gov

Website: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/history/bsphist2.htm

Publications

Fisher, R. D. and C. A. Ludwig. 2014. Catalog of Type Specimens of Recent Mammals: Rodentia (Myomorpha, Anomaluromorpha, and Hystricomorpha) in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology No. 642., Washington, DC. vi, 125 pp. Abstract

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Mercedes Foster

Email: mfoster@usgs.gov

Website: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/history/bsphist2.htm

Publications

Foster, M. 2014. Can fruit pulp meet the calcium needs of tropical frugivorous passerines during reproduction? Journal of Tropical Ecology 30(1):79-88. Abstract

McDiarmid, R. W., M. S. Foster, C. Guyer, J. W. Gibbons, and N. Chernoff, editors. 2012. Reptile Biodiversity: Standard Methods for Inventory and Monitoring. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA. xii, 412 pp. Abstract

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Al Gardner

Email: agardner@usgs.gov

Website: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/history/bsphist2.htm

Publications

Moratelli, R., A. L. Gardner, J. A. De Oliveira, and D. E. Wilson. 2013. Review of Myotis (Chiroptera, Vespertilionida) from northern South America, including description of a new species. American Museum Novitates No. 3780:1-36. Abstract

Velazco, P. M. and A. L. Gardner. 2012. A new species of Lophostoma d'Orbigny, 1836 (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) from Panama. Journal of Mammalogy 93(2):605-614. Abstract

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Roy McDiarmid

Email: rmcdiarmid@usgs.gov

Website: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/history/bsphist2.htm

Publications

Cardwell, M. D., S. W. Gotte, R. W. McDiarmid, N. Gilmore, and J. A. Poindexter, II. 2013. Type specimens of Crotalus scutulatus (Chordata: Reptilia: Squamata: Viperidae) re-examined, with new evidence after more than a century of confusion. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 126(1):11-16. Abstract

Faivovich, J., R. W. McDiarmid, and C. W. Myers. 2013. Two new species of Myersiohyla (Anura: Hylidae) from Cerro de la Neblina, Venezuela, with comments on other species of the genus. American Museum Novitates 3792:1-63. Abstract

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Robert Reynolds

Email: rpreynolds@usgs.gov

Website: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/history/bsphist2.htm

Areas of Study

Patuxent's Biological Survey Unit

Publications

Reynolds, R. P. and C. A. Gebhard. 2014. Aspidoscelis Deppii (Black-Bellied Racerunner). Predation by Turkey Vulture. Herpetological Review 45(1):124.

Reynolds, R. P., J. F. Whatton, and C. A. Gebhard. 2014. Aspidoscelis Deppii (Black-Bellied Racerunner). Predation by Great Egrets. Herpetological Review 45(1):124-125.

Reynolds, R. P., J. F. Whatton, and C. A. Gebhard. 2014. Gymnophthalmus speciosus (Golden Spectacled Tegu). Predation by Great Egrets. Herpetological Review 45(1):128.

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Neal Woodman

Email: nwoodman@usgs.gov

Website: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/history/bsphist2.htm

Publications

Sargis, E. J., N. Woodman, N. C. Morningstar, A. T. Reese, and L. E. Olson. 2014. Island history affects faunal composition: the treeshrews (Mammalia: Scandentia: Tupaiidae) from the Mentawai and Batu Islands, Indonesia. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 111(2):290-304. Abstract

Woodman, N. and S. A. Gaffney. 2014. Can they dig it? Functional morphology and semifossoriality among small-eared shrews, genus Cryptotis (Mammalia, Soricidae). Journal of Morphology 275(7):745-759. Abstract

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