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Terry Chesser

Email: tchesser@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/staff/profiles/documents/chesser.htm

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. 2015. A further note on the scientific name of Bullocks’ Oriole. Zootaxa 3956(3):444-444. Abstract

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

USGS Professional Page: https://profile.usgs.gov/rdfisher

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

Publications

Fisher, R. D. and C. A. Ludwig. 2015. Catalog of type specimens of recent mammals:Orders Didelphimorphia through Chiroptera (excluding Rodentia) in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology No. 644., Washington, DC. vii, 111 pp. Abstract

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Al Gardner

Email: agardner@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: https://profile.usgs.gov/agardner

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

USGS Professional Page: https://profile.usgs.gov/sgotte

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

Knox, A., E. Holldorf, R. N. Reed, S. Igisomar, and S. W. Gotte. 2015. Boiga Irregularis (Brown Treesnake): USA: Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Herpetological Review 46(1):61.

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Roy McDiarmid

Email: rmcdiarmid@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/staff/profiles/documents/mcdiarmid.htm

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

USGS Professional Page: https://profile.usgs.gov/speurach

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

Publications

Mociño-Deloya, E., K. Setser, M. Heacker, and S. Peurach. 2015. Diet of New Mexico ridge-nosed rattlesnake (Crotalus willardi obscurus) in the Sierra San Luis and Sierra Pan Duro, México. Journal of Herpetology 49(1):104-107. Abstract , BioOne

Peurach, S. C. 2014. When things get tispy in the fluid collections: Addressing what went wrong and preventing future damage. Pages 55-59 in A. Elena Charola, Corine Wegener, and Robert J. Koestler, editors. Unexpected --Earthquake 2011: Lessons to be learned. Smithsonian Contributions to Museum Conservation No. 4 Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, Washington, DC. vi, 105 pp. Abstract

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James Poindexter II

Email: jpoindexter@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: https://profile.usgs.gov/jpoindexter

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

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Robert Reynolds

Email: rpreynolds@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: https://profile.usgs.gov/rreynolds

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

USGS Professional Page: https://profile.usgs.gov/nwoodman

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

Publications

Woodman, N. 2015. Who invented the mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus)? On the authorship of the fraudulent 1812 journal of Charles Le Raye. Archives of Natural History 42(1):39-50. Abstract

Woodman, N. 2015. Rafinesque's names for western American mammals, including the earliest scientific name for the coyote (Canis latrans Say, 1822), based on the apocryphal journal of Charles Le Raye. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 128(1):63-79. Abstract ; BioOne

Woodman, N. and F. A. Stabile. 2015. Functional skeletal morphology and its implications for locomotory behavior among three genera of Myosoricine Shrews (Mammalia: Eulipotyphla: Soricidae) . Journal of Morphology 276(5):550-563. Abstract

Woodman, N. and F. A. Stabile. 2015. Variation in the myosoricine hand skeleton and its implications for locomotory behavior (Eulipotyphla: Soricidae). Journal of Mammalogy 96(1):159-171. Abstract ; BioOne

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