J. Altenbach

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Organochlorine residues in the fat of young Mexican free-tailed bats, Tadarida brasiliensis, reached the brain and caused symptoms of poisoning after the fat mobilization that takes place during migratory flight was simulated. These chemical body burdens were obtained naturally under free-living conditions at the maternity roost. The data obtained support(More)
Adult female and juvenile Mexican free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis mexicana) were collected bimonthly at Lava Cave, New Mexico from May through September. The purpose of this study was to examine the prevalence of active rabies infection as well as to determine individual immune status in these hosts. All bats were bled and examined for rabies(More)
Desmodus rotundus, the common vampire bat (Phyllostomidae: Desmodontinae), exhibits complex and variable terrestrial movements that include flight-initiating vertical jumps. This ability is unique among bats and is related to their unusual feeding behavior. As a consequence of this behavior, the wing is expected to have design features that allow both(More)
Land Iguanas, Conolophus subcristatus,were extirpated from Isla Baltra, GalápagosArchipelago in the 1940s. Historical recordsindicate that some Baltra iguanas weretranslocated to nearby Isla Seymour Norte inthe 1930s. Plans to repatriate iguanas toBaltra were suspended when evidence suggestedthat iguanas on Seymour Norte may not beentirely of Baltra origin.(More)
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