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Small mammals in a tropical fragmented landscape in Beni, Bolivia
(Elsevier GmbH, 2004)
Differential scaling of locomotor performance in small and large terrestrial mammals
(Company of Biologists Ltd, 2002)
It has been observed that the relationship between locomotor performance and body mass in terrestrial mammals does not follow a single linear trend when the entire range of body mass is considered. Large taxa tend to ...
Influence of tree diameter on climbing ability of small mammals
Climbing ability can be a major component of the capability of terrestrial mammals to use vertical habitats. Previous studies suggest that small mammals from central Chile have low climbing capabilities. However, those ...
Small mammal taphonomy: Intraspecific bone assemblage comparison between South and North American barn owl, Tyto alba, populations
(Academic Press, 1998)
Actualistic studies of small mammal taphonomy usually describe interspecific bone patterns of contemporary agents of bone deposition. These studies assume that each agent produces one specific bone pattern. Here we examine ...
Small mammal assemblages in fragmented shrublands of urban areas of Central Chile
Mediterranean-type ecosystems are one of the most affected environments by habitat loss and fragmentation due to urban development, however only few studies have evaluated the effects of urbanization on the biodiversity ...
Does nest-site cover reduce nest predation for rhinocryptids?
(Association of Field Ornithologists, 2004)
Cover at nesting sites selected by breeding birds can reduce the risk of nest predation. Using artificial nests, we tested whether dense cover reduces nest predation upon understory birds (rhinocryptids) in temperate forest ...
What explains the trot-gallop transition in small mammals?
(COMPANY OF BIOLOGISTS LTD, 2006-10-15)
The transition from trot to gallop in quadruped mammals has been widely hypothesized to be a strategy to minimize the energetic costs of running. This view, however, has been challenged by some experimental evidence ...
Holocene variation in the small mammal fauna of central Chile
(Elsevier GmbH, 1998)
Energetics and geometry of huddling in small mammals
Huddling in small mammals appears as an efficient response to low ambient temperatures with important consequences in thermoregulatory energy savings. These energy savings have been ascribed to a decrease in the exposed ...