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species of mammals recognized in Wilson and Reeder (2005) there remains in nature a substantial number of unrecognized mammalian species (Baker and Bradley, 2006). In a recent review of Wagner's bonneted bat using genetic [mitochondrial cytochrome-b, nuclear Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphisms (AFLPs), and karyotypic] and morphological data, McDonough(More)
i This paper is dedicated to the memory of our dear friend and colleague René M. Fonseca, whose leadership and knowledge of the fauna of Ecuador was the foundation of the success of the 2001 and 2004 expeditions that are the basis for this paper. " Para tí Fonquete donde quiera que estés, muchas gracias por todo amigo. " Editorial comment. One extension of(More)
Tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) is an emerging pathogen in Europe and Asia. We investigated TBEV in Kyrgyzstan by collecting small mammals and ticks from diverse localities and analyzing them for evidence of TBEV infection. We found TBEV circulating in Kyrgyzstan much farther south and at higher altitudes than previously reported.
Diaemus youngi, the white-winged vampire bat, is the locally rarest of the three species of vampire bats (Koopman 1988). This species is widely distributed in the lowlands of the Neotropical region, from Tamaulipas, Mexico south to western Colombia, and on the lowlands of the eastern versant of the Andes from northern Argentina, Paraguay and eastern Brazil(More)
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I would first like to thank my family for all their encouragement and reality checks throughout this process. Especially to my dad for trying desperately to understand what it is that I actually do. Without him, I would never have made it this far. To my fiancée, Victoria, for always supporting me and allowing me to do research. The best is(More)
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