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Dramatis personae: Wild Canids—an introduction and dramatis personae

David W. Macdonald and Claudio Sillero-Zubiri

in The Biology and Conservation of Wild Canids

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198515562
eISBN:
9780191705632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515562.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter introduces the dramatis personae of contemporary wild canids, along with some of their features. Topics discussed include interspecific variation; intraspecific variation; phylogenetic ... More


Form, Function, and Adaptive Radiation

Jonathan B. Losos

in Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree: Ecology and Adaptive Radiation of Anoles

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255913
eISBN:
9780520943735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255913.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter tests the hypothesis that phenotypic differences represent adaptations to different ecological circumstances, examining a variety of traits for which variation among anole species may ... More


Morphological and Molecular Variation Within Little Big-Eared Bats of the Genus Micronycteris (Phyllostomidae: Micronycterinae) from San Lorenzo, Ecuador: Variación Morfológica Y Molecular En El Género Micronycteris (Phyllostomidae: Micronycterinae) De San Lorenzo, Ecuador

René M. Fonseca, Steven R. Hoofer, Calvin A. Porter, Chrissy A. Cline, Deidre A. Parish, Federico G. Hoffmann, and Robert J. Baker

in The Quintessential Naturalist: Honoring the Life and Legacy of Oliver P. Pearson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098596
eISBN:
9780520916159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098596.003.0020
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter observes that the genus Micronycteris has undergone several taxonomic changes in recent years. It notes that the most recent morphological review of Micronycteris recognizes nine ... More


Social behaviour

Daniel T. Blumstein

in Behavioural Responses to a Changing World: Mechanisms and Consequences

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199602568
eISBN:
9780191810121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199602568.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses the influence of environmental factors towards social structure and social behaviour. It looks into the variety of impacts of human-induced environmental changes on sociality ... More


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