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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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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

McDiarmid, R. W., et al.  2012.  Reptile Biodiversity: Standard Methods for Inventory and Monitoring.  University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.  xii, 412 pp. 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

Cole, C. J., C. R. Townsend, R. P. Reynolds, R. D. MacCulloch, and A. Lathrop. 2013. Amphibians and reptiles of Guyana, South America: illustrated keys, annotated species accounts, and a biogeographic synopsis. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 125(4):317-620. Abstract

MacCulloch, R. D. and R. P. Reynolds. 2013. Baseline Inventory of Amphibians and Reptiles in the Vicinity of Kurupukari, Guyana. Check List 9(6):1378-1382. Abstract

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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. 2013. Morphological distinctiveness of Javan Tupaia hypochrysa (Scandentia, Tupaiidae). Journal of Mammalogy 94(4):938-947. Abstract

Sargis, E. J., N. Woodman, A. T. Reese, and L. E. Olson. 2013. Using hand proportions to test taxonomic boundaries within the Tupaia glis species complex (Scandentia, Tupaiidae). Journal of Mammalogy 94(1):183-201. Abstract

Woodman, N. 2013. The identity of the enigmatic "Black Shrew" (Sorex niger Ord, 1815). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 126(1):1-10. Abstract

Woodman, N. 2013. Survival of the less-fit: a least shrew (Mammalia, Soricidae, Cryptotis parvus) survives a separated leg fracture in the wild. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 49(3):735-737. Abstract

Woodman, N. 2013. The type localities of the mule deer, Odocoileus hemionus (Rafinesque, 1817), and the Kansas white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus macrourus (Rafinesque, 1817), are not where we thought they were. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 126(3):187-198. Abstract

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