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Impacts of the Cretaceous Terrestrial Revolution and KPg Extinction on Mammal Diversification
Molecular phylogenetic analysis, calibrated with fossils, resolves the time frame of the mammalian radiation and diversification analyses suggest important roles for the Cretaceous Terrestrial Revolution and KPg mass extinction in opening up ecospace that promoted interordinal and intraordinal diversification, respectively.
Economic and environmental threats of alien plant, animal, and microbe invasions
Macroevolutionary Dynamics and Historical Biogeography of Primate Diversification Inferred from a Species Supermatrix
A robust molecular phylogeny for 70 primate genera and 367 primate species is generated based on a concatenation of 69 nuclear gene segments and ten mitochondrial gene sequences, most of which were extracted from GenBank to find support for the hypothesis that the most recent common ancestor of living Primates resided in Asia.
Molecular and Genomic Data Identify the Closest Living Relative of Primates
The data show that colugos are the closest living relatives of primates and indicate that their divergence occurred in the Cretaceous, and suggest that treeshrews arose approximately 63 million years ago.
Food habits of the snow leopard Panthera uncia (Schreber, 1775) in Baltistan, Northern Pakistan
- M. Anwar, R. Jackson, M. Qayyum
- Environmental ScienceEuropean Journal of Wildlife Research
- 3 March 2011
The snow leopard (Panthera uncia) inhabits the high, remote mountains of Pakistan from where very little information is available on prey use of this species. Our study describes the food habits of…
Pyrosequencing of 16S rRNA genes in fecal samples reveals high diversity of hindgut microflora in horses and potential links to chronic laminitis
- S. Steelman, B. Chowdhary, S. Dowd, J. Suchodolski, J. Janecka
- BiologyBMC Veterinary Research
- 27 November 2012
The exploration of the equine fecal microflora revealed higher bacterial diversity in horses with chronic laminitis and identification of two Clostridiales genera that differed in abundance from control horses.
Population monitoring of snow leopards using noninvasive collection of scat samples: a pilot study
The endangered snow leopard Panthera uncia occurs in rugged, high‐altitude regions of Central Asia. However, information on the status of this felid is limited in many areas. We conducted a pilot…
The historical biogeography of Mammalia
- M. Springer, R. Meredith, J. Janecka, W. Murphy
- Geography, BiologyPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B…
- 12 September 2011
Nine methods for reconstructing ancestral areas for placental mammals were compared and the coincidence of molecular dates for the separation of Afrotheria and Xenarthra at approximately 100 Ma with the plate tectonic sundering of Africa and South America hints at the importance of vicariance in the early history of Placentalia.
Reduced genetic diversity and isolation of remnant ocelot populations occupying a severely fragmented landscape in southern Texas
The ocelot Leopardus pardalis has become a conservation priority in the US as a result of severe population decline and loss of habitat during the 20th century. Only two small populations remain in…
Comparison of noninvasive genetic and camera-trapping techniques for surveying snow leopards
- J. Janecka, B. Munkhtsog, R. Jackson, G. Naranbaatar, D. Mallon, W. Murphy
- Environmental Science
- 16 August 2011
The endangered snow leopard (Panthera uncia) is widely but sparsely distributed throughout the mountainous regions of central Asia. Detailed information on the status and abundance of the snow…