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Science: Biology: Zoology: Chordates: Mammalogy

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Andean (Spectacled) Bear Research at Alto Choco
Researchers at this reserve in Ecuador are studying the biology and activity patterns of these timid bears with a view to improving future reintroduction projects. [PDF]

The Animal Files: Mammals
Here you can find information on mammal biology, mythology, symbolism, mammals in shamanism and in dreams.

Ask a Scientist: Bats and Echolocation
How do bats identify their own echoes, or even their own young? Some possible answers.

Bear Center: Research
Outline of current research being undertaken and a list of publications.

Biological Determinants of Extinction Risk: Why are Smaller Species Less Vulnerable?
Marcel Codillo examines whether higher reproductive output or smaller home ranges can explain the reduced extinction risk of smaller species. [PDF]

Biology of Reproduction
A morphological and immunohistochemical comparison of mammary tissues from the short-tailed fruit bat and the mouse.

Biology of the Mammary Gland
Comprehensive research on the mammary gland at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland. Includes the mammary genome anatomy project.

Black Bear Research
Excerpts from the graduate theses of researchers at the University of Wisconsin who studied various aspects of the biology of the black bear.

Boreal Caribou Research Program
Details of some of the past and ongoing research being conducted into woodland caribou in the province of Alberta, Canada.

Comparative Mammalian Brain Collections
Provides information on the brain and images of both complete and sectioned brains of over 175 species.

Comparative Physiology of Respiration
Chapter from a book by Walter F Boron examines respiration in mammals and the transportation of gasses by the circulatory system.

Convergent Maternal Care Strategies in Ungulates and Macropods
Antelopes and deer are plain dwelling herbivores that occupy similar ecological niches to kangaroos and wallabies. This research compares their strategies for caring for their young. [PDF]

Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute
The department investigates issues related to the evolution of social systems, social behavior, cognitive abilities, and culture in apes.

Development of the fetal gonad and reproductive system
Outlines research by S Mackay at the University of Glasgow into gonadal development and differentiation using the opossum, Monodelphis domestica

DNA Surveillance: What Rat is That?
Provides phylogenetic tools for the identification of rats (Rattus species) from southeast Asia and the Pacific region, often difficult to identify using morphological characters.

Functional Morphology and Evolution Research Unit
Research in the unit focuses on the functional, evolutionary and developmental bases of morphological variation in humans, primates and other mammals.

Introduction to the Rodentia
Notes on this large group of mammals which include mice, rats, beavers, muskrats, porcupines, woodchucks, chipmunks, squirrels, prairie dogs, marmots and chinchillas.

Mammal Anatomy
Special topics on the Animal Diversity Web include antlers, horns, hair, jaws, legs, mammary glands and teeth.

Mammalogy: Bibliography of General Works
Designed to guide students of mammalogy to literature in specific areas.

Notes on mammalian characteristics, ecological adaptation, social behavior and fossil history.

The Australian Museum encourages research into the biology of Australian and Pacific mammals, has extensive collections and resources and will answer scientific enquiries.

Mammals of Kansas
An online recognition and educational guide. Includes descriptions and photographs.

Neural Mechanisms Of Vocal Control In Bats.
Research by Gerd Schuller aims to determine which brain structures are involved in eliciting or controlling motor reactions and behavioral patterns.

North American Bear Center
The NABC aims to improve the understanding of bears through education, research and rehabilitation. This site provides biological information on black, grizzly and polar bears.

Polar Bear Specialist Group
Members of the PBSG are all research scientists from the five nations signing the International Agreement on the Conservation of Polar Bears.

Roe Deer Research Group
Details of the unusual reproductive strategy of embryonic diapause (delayed implantation) adopted by roe deer.

Spinning Skulls
Provides hundreds of QuickTime VR object movies and close-up images of mammal skulls and teeth along with pictures, sounds and anatomical information.

Whole Mouse Catalog
Comprehensive guide to online resources of particular interest to scientific researchers using mice or rats in their work.

Wildlife Conservation Society : India
The focus of WCS has been on studies of tiger behavior and the long-term population dynamics of tigers, leopards and their ungulate and primate prey species.


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