Mammalia is a quarterly journal devoted to the inventory, analysis and interpretation of mammalian diversity. It publishes original results on all aspects of the systematics (comparative, functional and evolutionary morphology; morphometrics, phylogeny; biogeography; taxonomy and nomenclature) and biology (physiology, behaviour comparative anatomy) of mammals with a strong focus on ecology, including biodiversity, distribution habitats, competition and conservation.
RG Journal Impact: 0.88*
RG Journal impact history
|2017 RG Journal impact||Available summer 2018|
|2015 / 2016 RG Journal impact||0.88|
|2014 RG Journal impact||0.81|
|2013 RG Journal impact||0.81|
|2012 RG Journal impact||1.14|
|2011 RG Journal impact||0.95|
|2010 RG Journal impact||0.38|
|2009 RG Journal impact||0.36|
|2007 RG Journal impact||0.65|
|2006 RG Journal impact||1.29|
|2005 RG Journal impact||0.47|
|2004 RG Journal impact||0.52|
|2003 RG Journal impact||0.82|
|2002 RG Journal impact||0.94|
|2001 RG Journal impact||0.39|
|2000 RG Journal impact||0.44|
RG Journal impact over time
|Document type||Journal / Magazine / Newspaper|
Publications in this journal
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: We report the type and pattern of use of resting sites used by 14 radio-tracked opossums.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The tuco-tucos rodents (genus Ctenomys) of the Corrientes group comprise several populations that inhabit the vast area under the influence of the Iberá wetland. Lineage delimitation within the recently diverged Corrientes group is a challenging task as morphological differentiation is not conspicuous between populations. However, delimitation is crucial for evolutionary studies and conservation issues. In this study, we performed a phylogenetic analysis including cytochrome b (cyt-b) sequences from taxa that had never been studied in a comprehensive context. We integrated previously published chromosomal studies, mitochondrial phylogenies and simple sequence repeat (SSR) variability analyses, and applied a delimitation criterion over the basis of chromosomal incompatibilities and genetic exclusivity. Under this integrative approach seven independently evolving lineages were delimited in the Corrientes group: Ctenomys roigi, which conserves its former definition, Ctenomys dorbignyi and Ctenomys perrensi complex which were redefined, Sarandicito which includes the population of Paraje Sarandicito and probably a group of nearby poorly studied populations, and Iberá i, ii and iii distributed at both sides of the Iberá wetland. We discuss future perspectives to evaluate the proposed lineages and conservation issues concerning these tuco-tucos.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: This research evaluates habitat and forage use by a reintroduced population of endangered banteng (Bos javanicus d’Alton, 1823) in Khao Khieo-Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary, Thailand based on fieldwork conducted between November 2007 and September 2009. Thirteen banteng bred in Khao Kheow Open Zoo were accidentally introduced into the Khao Khieo-Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary in 1988. Forage species were identified by fecal analysis. The results from field study of showed that the population structure ratio among adults, juveniles and calves was 1:0.5:0.3, respectively. A multiple logistic regression habitat suitability model classified banteng as associated with mixed deciduous forest and agricultural areas (cassava and coconut), at low elevation, distant from human settlements. The kernel density estimate of area use for agriculture was 0.32 km², and for mixed deciduous forest the estimate was 10.75 km² and 6.2 km² in the dry and wet seasons, respectively. When the wet and dry seasons are combined, the total area use for agriculture was 0.35 km² and for mixed deciduous forest, it was 11.40 km². Twenty-three forage species were identified using a combination of fecal analysis and direct observation. Fecal specimens contained high levels of moisture and protein. Major risks to the feral banteng population are low genetic diversity, habitat destruction and poaching. These findings are important for possible translocations elsewhere.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: We developed a pictorial atlas of 52 scanning electron microscope (SEM) images of hairs found on 12 mammalian game species commonly found in the South African lowveld. Guard hairs were taken from the dorsoscapular, scapular, sternal, or axillary regions of each animal; and bristle hairs, if present, were collected from the manes of animals of each species. These images, along with other diagnostic features of hairs, can be used as an identification system. Such a system is useful for ecological studies where identifying animal remains is necessary.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: In this short note, we report the first records for two bat species: the Egyptian free-tailed bat Tadarida aegyptiaca and the lesser mouse-tailed bat Rhinopoma cystops from Atlantic Sahara. We recorded T. aegyptiaca at six sites, based on two trapped individuals and aural detections at four locations in the Aousserd Province and at two sites around Dakhla Bay. We detected R. cystops at three sites in the Aousserd Province, at one site east of Dakhla Bay and at one site in the Adrar Soutouf. Our findings fill in important gaps in the distribution of these two species in northwest Africa. Echolocation data for both the species are presented.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: We sampled three exotic species of rats (Rattus exulans, Rattus norvegicus and Rattus rattus) by live-trapping along two transects on Tutuila, American Samoa and searched for evidence of mycophagy by examining fecal pellets. We found spores of three species of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (Septoglomus constrictum, Rhizophagus clarus and Rhizophagus fasciculatus) in 19 of the 26 samples examined. All the three species of rats consumed sporocarps, with R. clarus being the most widely consumed. We suggest that mycophagy by exotic rats is common in American Samoa and may facilitate invasion of exotic plants such as the tree Falcataria moluccana.
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