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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

Assisting Ecosystem Management on the Channel Islands

Publications

Chesser, R. T., R. C. Banks, C. Cicero, J. L. Dunn, A. W. Kratter, I. J. Lovette, A. G. Navarro-Sigüenza, P. C. Rasmussen, J. V. Jr. Remsen, J. D. Rising, D. F. Stotz, and K. Winker. 2014. Fifty-fifth supplement to the American Ornithologists' Union Check-list of North American Birds. Auk 131(4):CSi–CSxv. Abstract

Rader, J. A., M. E. Dillon, R. T. Chesser, P. Sabat, and C. M. Del Rio. 2014. Morphological divergence in a continental adaptive radiation: South American ovenbirds of the genus Cinclodes. Auk 132(1):180-190. Abstract

Rick, T. C., T. S. Sillett, C. K. Ghalambor, C. A. Hofman, K. Ralls, R. S. Anderson, C. Boser, T. J. Braje, D. Cayan, T. Chesser, P. W. Collins, J. M. Erlandson, K. R. Faulkner, R. Fleischer, Funk W.C., R. Galipeau, A. Huston, J. King, L. Laughrin, J. Maldonado, K. McEachern, D. R. Muhs, S. D. Newsome, L. Reeder-Myers, C. Still, and S. A. Morrison. 2014. Ecological change on California's Channel Islands from the Pleistocene to the Anthropocene. BioScience 64(8):680-692. 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

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Al Gardner

Email: agardner@usgs.gov

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

Publications

Carleton, M. D., A. L. Gardner, I. Y. Pavlinov, and G. G. Musser. 2014. The valid generic name for red-backed voles (Muroidea: Cricetidae: Arvicolinae): restatement of the case for Myodes Pallas. Journal of Mammalogy 95(5):943-959. Abstract , BioOne

Ramirez-Pulido, J., N. Gonzalez-Ruiz, A. L. Gardner, and J. Arroyo-Cabrales. 2014. List of Recent Land Mammals of Mexico, 2014: Special Publications. Museum of Texas Tech University 63. 69 pp. PDF

Tavares, V. C., A. L. Gardner, H. E. Ramirez-Chaves, and P. M. Velazco. 2014. Systematics of Vampyressa melissa Thomas, 1926 (Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae), with descriptions of two new species of Vampyressa. American Museum Novitates no.3813:27pp. Abstract

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Steve Gotte

Email: sgotte@usgs.gov

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

Publications

McCranie, J. R. and S. W. Gotte. 2015. An investigation into the Swan Island Honduras collecting event of Tiaporus fuliginosus Cope (Reptilia: Teiidae) and its systematic status. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 127(4):543-556. Abstract

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Roy McDiarmid

Email: rmcdiarmid@usgs.gov

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

Publications

Muletz, C., N. M. Caruso, R. C. Fleischer, R. W. McDiarmid, and K. R. Lips. 2014. Unexpected rarity of the pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Appalachian Plethodon salamanders: 1957-2011. PLoS ONE 9(8):e103728. Abstract

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Suzanne Peurach

Email: speurach@usgs.gov

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

Publications

Mocino-Deloya, E., K. Setser, M. Heacker, and S. Peurach. 2014. Diet of New Mexico ridge-nosed rattlesnake (Crotalus willardi obscurus) in the Sierra San Luis and Sierra Pan Duro, México. Journal of Herpetology Online Early April 17 Abstract , BioOne

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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

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

Guevara, L., V. Sanchez-Cordero, L. León-Paniagua, and N. Woodman. 2014. A new species of small-eared shrew (Mammalia, Soricomorpha, Cryptotis) from the Lacandona rainforest, Mexico. Journal of Mammalogy 95(4):739-753. Abstract

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

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