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The Atlas of European Mammals
Dedication. Lists of Country Coordinators, Artists and Authors. Preface. History and Overview of the Project. Introduction. Acknowledgments. List of Species Described. The Species Accounts. AppendixExpand
Pan-European Distribution of White-Nose Syndrome Fungus (Geomyces destructans) Not Associated with Mass Mortality
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The characterisation of the temporal variation in G. destructans growth on bats provides reference data for studying the spatio-temporal dynamic of the fungus, and the presence of G. destructionans spores on cave walls suggests that hibernacula could act as passive vectors and/or reservoirs for G.destructans and therefore, might play an important role in the transmission process. Expand
The relationships between echolocation calls, morphology and diet in insectivorous bats
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In both high duty and low duty cycle echolocating bats the relationship between body size and dominant call frequency was best described by a linear model, and it is proposed that perch hunting was central in the development of the high duty cycle approach to eCholocation. Expand
Relationships between external morphology and foraging behaviour: bats in the genus Myotis
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The results support the view that the morphological features previously used to assign Myotis species to subgenera are more functional than phylogenetic, a position supported by recent genetic analyses. Expand
Phylogeography and predicted distribution of African-Arabian and Malagasy populations of giant mastiff bats, Otomops spp. (Chiroptera: Molossidae)
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Accumulation of suitable habitats supported the inferred high levels of continental gene flow (relatively low genetic distances), and suggested that factors other than habitat suitability have resulted in the observed phylogeographic structure (e.g., seasonal mass migrations of insects that might be tracked by these bats). Expand
New Species in the Old World: Europe as a Frontier in Biodiversity Exploration, a Test Bed for 21st Century Taxonomy
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It is shown that contrary to general belief, developed and heavily-studied parts of the world are important reservoirs of unknown species, and the importance of developing a system that better supports and guides this formidable workforce as they seek to overcome the Taxonomic Impediment and speed up the process of describing the planetary biodiversity before it is too late. Expand
A European Concern? Genetic Structure and Expansion of Golden Jackals (Canis aureus) in Europe and the Caucasus
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The results suggest ongoing gene flow between south-eastern Europe and the Caucasus, and that new populations of the golden jackal may be founded by long-distance dispersal, and thus should not be treated as an invasive alien species. Expand
Phenetic relationships among bats of the family Rhinolophidae
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The Oriental region should be regarded as the center o f origin o f the fam ily on the basis of phylogenetic and functional factors, and a close ancestor o f rhinolophids probably lived in tropical rain forests, flew slow ly em itting low -frequency sounds, and caught relatively soil b ut large prey. Expand
ROOST CAVITY SELECTION BY NYCTALUS NOCTULA AND N. LEISLERI (VESPERTILIONIDAE, CHIROPTERA) IN BIAŁOWIEŻA PRIMEVAL FOREST, EASTERN POLAND
Abstract The selection of roost cavities by Nyctalus noctula and N. leisleri, 2 widespread species of mainly Eurasian distribution, was examined in Białowieża Primeval Forest in eastern Poland fromExpand
On the origin of mongrels: evolutionary history of free-breeding dogs in Eurasia
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This work analyzes genome-wide SNP variability of FBDs across Eurasia, and shows that they display weak genetic structure and are genetically distinct from pure-breed dogs rather than constituting an admixture of breeds, and suggests that modern European breeds originated locally from European FBDs. Expand
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