Now showing items 1-5 of 5
Associated tympanic bullar and cochlear hypertrophy define adaptations to true deserts in African gerbils and laminate-toothed rats (Muridae: Gerbillinae and Murinae)
(Anatomical Society, 2019)
Hearing capabilities in desert rodents such as gerbils and heteromyids have been inferred from both anatomical and ecological aspects and tested with experiments and theoretical models. However, very few studies have focused ...
Taxonomic anarchy or an inconvenient truth for conservation? Accelerated species discovery reveals evolutionary patterns and heightened extinction threat in Afro-Malagasy small mammals
We respond to recent criticisms of supposed “taxonomic anarchy” which is said to hamper conservation efforts. Using examples from African small mammals, we document recent increases of 13% (rodents) and 18% (bats) over the ...
Ecosystem services and disservices by birds, bats and monkeys change with macadamia landscape heterogeneity
The relative importance of ecosystem services and disservices can change with landscape structure in a poorly understood way. We compare the impact of biocontrol, provided by bats and birds, with that of crop raiding by ...
Insect pest consumption by bats in macadamia orchards established by molecular diet analyses
The diet of insectivorous bat species is difficult to study and the least invasive tool to gain information on these predators’ foraging preferences is the study of their faecal pellets. The aim of this study was to determine ...