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Bats Of Jalisco, México, Larry C. Watkins, J. Knox Jones Jr., Hugh H. Genoways Dec 1972

Bats Of Jalisco, México, Larry C. Watkins, J. Knox Jones Jr., Hugh H. Genoways

Mammalogy Papers: University of Nebraska State Museum

The fauna and flora of the Mexican state of Jalisco have received the much deserved attention of a number of biologists in recent years. Nevertheless, few comprehensive accounts of the biota of this interesting and physiographically diverse area have been published. In the period from 1949 to 1969, field representatives of the Museum of Natural History at the University of Kansas collected vertebrates in Jalisco. Among the specimens obtained from the state, the mammalian fauna of which never has been treated as a unit previously, were approximately 3000 bats, which form the primary basis for this report. In addition to ...


Whole Issue Nebraska Bird Review (December 1972) 40(4) Dec 1972

Whole Issue Nebraska Bird Review (December 1972) 40(4)

Nebraska Bird Review

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Notes on the Distribution of Some Summer Birds in Nebraska ...................70

1972 (Forty-seventh) Spring Migration and Occurrence Report ...................72

Perkins County 1971 Fall Occurrence Report ...................87

Book Reviews ...................87

1972 Fall Field Day ...................88

Notes ...................89

Index of Volume XXXX ...................90


Stenoderma Rufum, Hugh H. Genoways, Robert J. Baker Nov 1972

Stenoderma Rufum, Hugh H. Genoways, Robert J. Baker

Mammalogy Papers: University of Nebraska State Museum

Order Chiroptera, Family Phyllostomatidae, Subfamily Stenoderminae. The genus Stenoderma contains a single species, Stenoderma rufum, as treated below.


Mammals From Southwestern North Dakota, Hugh H. Genoways, J. Knox Jones Jr. Nov 1972

Mammals From Southwestern North Dakota, Hugh H. Genoways, J. Knox Jones Jr.

Mammalogy Papers: University of Nebraska State Museum

The distribution of the mammals in the southwestern part of North Dakota and their ecological and taxonomic relationships have not been well documented. In addition to Vernon Bailey's (1927) survey of mammals of the state, based primarily upon field work conducted between 1912 and 1916, the only other principal studies dealing with the mammalian fauna of southwestern North Dakota were a preliminary report of the mammals of the state by Bailey et al. (1914) and the publication by J.A. Allen (1875) on mammals taken by the expedition that surveyed a route for the North Pacific Railway. Our studies ...


Geographic Variation In The Primary Burrowing Crayfish, Cambarus Dubius Faxon And Cambarus Carolinus (Erichson) (Decapoda: Astacidae) In Tennessee With Notes On Ecology And Life History, Joel P. Dewees Nov 1972

Geographic Variation In The Primary Burrowing Crayfish, Cambarus Dubius Faxon And Cambarus Carolinus (Erichson) (Decapoda: Astacidae) In Tennessee With Notes On Ecology And Life History, Joel P. Dewees

Masters Theses

An investigation of Cambarus dubius and Cambarus carolinus was made in Tennessee to evaluate morphological Variation found in populations of these species and to determine aspects of life history and ecology. Taxonomic position and history of C. carolinus and C. dubius was reviewed and discussed. Three clines or possible subspecies in C. dubius were indicated in Tennessee based on both qualitative and quantitative evidence including: width and length of areola, shape and size of chelae, rostrum, central projection, mesial process, and color.

C. dubius populations from northern West Virginia and southern Pennsylvania were significantly different from populations to the south ...


Productivity And Energy Storage, Nic Kobriger, Forest Stearns Oct 1972

Productivity And Energy Storage, Nic Kobriger, Forest Stearns

Field Station Bulletins

Net annual production of plant communities is traditionally determined by measuring or estimating dry matter accumulation at the end of the growing season. Published records list crop or forest yields, i.e. the bales of hay, tons of silage, bushels of grain or cords of wood harvested. The yield represents only a portion of the organic matter produced. Each year a tree forms leaves, twigs and bark which are not harvested, and each year an entire new corn plant-roots, stalks and leaves-must develop to produce the bushels of grain. Primary production is the entire amount of growth for the year ...


Communication In Ground Squirrels, Robert Ryshke Oct 1972

Communication In Ground Squirrels, Robert Ryshke

Field Station Bulletins

Thirteen-lined ground squirrels (Citellus tridecemlineatus) are among the more abundant and conspicuous Midwestern mammals, yet surprisingly little is known of their behavior under natural conditions, except for the study of McCarley (1966) which concentrated on population dynamics. The object of my study was to describe the general behavior of the ground squirrel, with particular emphasis on postures and vocalizations used in communication. Communication occurs whenever the behavioral activities of one animal affect the activities of another. Communication among members of a group is an essential part of social life, reducing aggression in animal groups as well as synchronizing reproductive activities.


Influence Of Forest Openings On Climate, Diane Ringger, Forest Stearns Oct 1972

Influence Of Forest Openings On Climate, Diane Ringger, Forest Stearns

Field Station Bulletins

Data presented in this paper were obtained during a five year study by the U.S. Forest Service (Ringger, 1972). This study, done in a hardwood stand in Forest County, Wisconsin sought to determine the effect of opening size upon temperature and moisture. Stations were chosen under a complete forest canopy and in openings ranging from single tree size to those large enough to behave as open fields. Hygrothermographs provided continuous records of temperature and humidity.


A Check List Of The Biota Of Lower Chesapeake Bay : With Inclusions From The Upper Bay And The Virginian Sea, Marvin L. Wass Oct 1972

A Check List Of The Biota Of Lower Chesapeake Bay : With Inclusions From The Upper Bay And The Virginian Sea, Marvin L. Wass

Reports

The biota of Chesapeake Bay seems generally less known than that of New England and much of our West Coast. The present work attempts to mollify this discrepancy. The compilation has been revised and expanded to include plants and vertebrates. Inclusion of creatures not strictly aquatic but which may occasionally found their areas flooded by tidal waters has necessitated subjective declsions of limitation.


Front Matter, Vol. 17 No. 5 Sep 1972

Front Matter, Vol. 17 No. 5

Brigham Young University Science Bulletin, Biological Series

No abstract provided.


Sucking Lice Of Venezuelan Rodents With Remarks On Related Species (Anoplura), Phyllis T. Johnson Sep 1972

Sucking Lice Of Venezuelan Rodents With Remarks On Related Species (Anoplura), Phyllis T. Johnson

Brigham Young University Science Bulletin, Biological Series

The paper includes discussions and descriptions of species of Anoplura known to occur on Venezuelan rodents, and of certain other taxa related to Venezuelan forms. Five genera are represented: Enderleinellus Fahrenholz—2 species: insularis Werneck and venezuelae Ferris; Hoplopleura Enderlein—19 species, 11 of them new: sciuricola Ferris; arizonensis Stojanovich and Pratt; aitkeni, new species; travassosi Werneck; abeli, new species; rimae, new species; angulata Ferris; indiscreta, new species; tiptoni, new species; handleyi, new species; eximia, new species; quadridentata (Neumann); contigua, new species; nesoryzomydis Ferris; oryzomydis Pratt and Lane; multilobata Werneck; splendida, new species; inusitata, new species; and orinocoi, new species ...


Front Matter, Vol. 16 No. 4 Sep 1972

Front Matter, Vol. 16 No. 4

Brigham Young University Science Bulletin, Biological Series

No abstract provided.


Front Matter, Vol. 17 No. 2 Sep 1972

Front Matter, Vol. 17 No. 2

Brigham Young University Science Bulletin, Biological Series

No abstract provided.


Ticks Of Venezuela (Acarina: Ixodoidea) With A Key To The Species Of Amblyomma In The Western Hemisphere, Eleanor K. Jones, Carleton M. Clifford, James E. Keirans, Glen M. Kohls Sep 1972

Ticks Of Venezuela (Acarina: Ixodoidea) With A Key To The Species Of Amblyomma In The Western Hemisphere, Eleanor K. Jones, Carleton M. Clifford, James E. Keirans, Glen M. Kohls

Brigham Young University Science Bulletin, Biological Series

Forty-nine species in 2 families and 10 genera are recorded for Venezuela. A key to the species of Amblyomma in the Western Hemisphere is given. Host and locality records are provided for each species. No new species are reported but the following 17 species are new for the fauna of Venezuela: Autricola silvai Cerný, 1967, Ornithodoros boliviensisO. brodyi Matheson, 1935, O. puertoricensis Fox, 1947, O. rossi Kohls, Sonenshine and Clifford, 1965, O. stageri Cooley and Kohls, 1941, O. yumatensis Cooley and Kohls, 1941, O. marinkellei Kohls and Clifford, 1969, O. viguerasi Cooley and Kohls, 1941, Amhblyomma extraoculatum Neumann, 1899, A ...


Labidocarpid Bat-Mites Of Venezuela (Listrophoroidea: Labidocarpidae), Burruss Mcdaniel Sep 1972

Labidocarpid Bat-Mites Of Venezuela (Listrophoroidea: Labidocarpidae), Burruss Mcdaniel

Brigham Young University Science Bulletin, Biological Series

Nine species of bat-mites representing six genera of the family Labidocarpidae are recorded from Venezuela. The genus Pseudoalabidocarpus is described as new and contains a single species, P. secus, new species, collected from Phyllostomus elongatus and P. discolor. Two other new species are described: Lawrenceocarpus phyllostomus, new species, collected from Phyllostomus elongatus and Micronycteris hirsuta; and Labidocarpus dossuarius, new species, collected from Molossus major. New distribution and host records from Venezuela include: Alabidocarpus furmani on Glossophaga longirostris, Carollia perspicillata, C. brevicauda, Vampyrops helleri, Anoura caudifera and Pteronotus parnellii; A. nicaraguae on Uroderma magnirostrum; A. jonesi on Vampyrops helleri; Parakosa tadarida ...


End Matter, Vol. 17 No. 3 Sep 1972

End Matter, Vol. 17 No. 3

Brigham Young University Science Bulletin, Biological Series

No abstract provided.


Fleas Of Venezuela, Vernon J. Tipton, Carlos E. Machado-Allison Sep 1972

Fleas Of Venezuela, Vernon J. Tipton, Carlos E. Machado-Allison

Brigham Young University Science Bulletin, Biological Series

Forty-three species of fleas were collected in Venezuela by personnel of the Smithsonian Venezuelan Project. Currently there are fifty-two species of fleas known from Venezuela. Four new taxa are described: Hormopsylla cryptica, Ctenidiosomus perplexus, Adoratopsylla antiquorum rara and Adoratopsylla antiquorum recta. The females of Adoratopsylla antiquorum discreta Jordan and Rothschildopsylla noctilionis (Costa Lima) are described. The families Stephanocircidae (Cleopsylla, Craneopsylla, Plocopsylla, Sphinctopsylla) and Pygiopsyllidae (Ctenidiosomus) are reported from Venezuela for the first time. Two male specimens of the genus Orchopeas constitute the first record of this genus in South America and records of species of the genus Pleochaetis are the ...


Venezuelan Nycteribiid Batflies (Diptera: Nycteribiidae), Lindolpho R. Guimarães Sep 1972

Venezuelan Nycteribiid Batflies (Diptera: Nycteribiidae), Lindolpho R. Guimarães

Brigham Young University Science Bulletin, Biological Series

Eleven species of Nycteribiidae, all belonging to the genus Basilia, are reported from Venezuela. Of these, two (tuttlei and typhlops) are described as new and four (anomala, dubia, juquiensis, and tiptoni) are recorded for the first time. B. anomala is the first species with three tergal plates to be found in South America. Synonymies, previous localities, and host records are given for all species, as well as new records and comments. Geographical distribution and host-parasite associations are discussed. Field parties of the Smithsonian Venezuelan Project obtained the material on which this paper is based.


Front Matter, Vol. 17 No. 3 Sep 1972

Front Matter, Vol. 17 No. 3

Brigham Young University Science Bulletin, Biological Series

No abstract provided.


Contributions To The Study Of The Genus Eriastrum: Ii. Notes Concerning The Type Specimens And Descriptions Of The Species, H. Keith Harrison Sep 1972

Contributions To The Study Of The Genus Eriastrum: Ii. Notes Concerning The Type Specimens And Descriptions Of The Species, H. Keith Harrison

Brigham Young University Science Bulletin, Biological Series

The species of the genus Eriastrum are described. Keys to the species and subspecies and the geographic ranges are provided. Discussions with regard to the type specimens or lectotypes and interspecific relationships are presented.


End Matter, Vol. 16 No. 4 Sep 1972

End Matter, Vol. 16 No. 4

Brigham Young University Science Bulletin, Biological Series

No abstract provided.


New World Polyctenidae (Hemiptera), With Special Reference To Venezuelan Species, Norihiro Ueshima Sep 1972

New World Polyctenidae (Hemiptera), With Special Reference To Venezuelan Species, Norihiro Ueshima

Brigham Young University Science Bulletin, Biological Series

There are seven species of the polyctenid genus Hesperoctenes which occur in Venezuela. Six of these species are reported in this paper. H. longiceps (Waterhouse) is redescribed. Data on distribution and hosts and a key to the 15 species of the genus Hesperoctenes are given.


Front Matter, Vol. 17 No. 1 Sep 1972

Front Matter, Vol. 17 No. 1

Brigham Young University Science Bulletin, Biological Series

No abstract provided.


End Matter, Vol. 17 No. 1 Sep 1972

End Matter, Vol. 17 No. 1

Brigham Young University Science Bulletin, Biological Series

No abstract provided.


Mites Of The Family Laelapidae In Venezuela (Acarina: Laelapidae), Deane P. Furman Sep 1972

Mites Of The Family Laelapidae In Venezuela (Acarina: Laelapidae), Deane P. Furman

Brigham Young University Science Bulletin, Biological Series

This publication presents the results of an extensive survey of symbiotic laelapid mites of vertebrates from Venezuela. Over 40,000 vertebrates were examined from a wide variety of life zones and localities. The laelapid fauna represented includes 1 new genus, Hymenolaelpas, and 7 genera previously described: Laelaps, Mysolaelaps, Tur, Steptolaelaps, Neoparalaelaps, Gigantolaelaps, and Androlaelaps. The genera are represented by 51 species and subspecies, of which 8 are described as new. Previously unknown males and immatures of several species are described. Gigantolaelaps versteegi ( Oudemans ) is redescribed from type material; G. wolffsohni (Oudemans) is redescribed from Oudemans’ original material; G. peruviana (Ewing ...


Front Matter, Vol. 17 No. 4 Sep 1972

Front Matter, Vol. 17 No. 4

Brigham Young University Science Bulletin, Biological Series

No abstract provided.


End Matter, Vol. 17 No. 4 Sep 1972

End Matter, Vol. 17 No. 4

Brigham Young University Science Bulletin, Biological Series

No abstract provided.


End Matter, Vol. 17 No. 5 Sep 1972

End Matter, Vol. 17 No. 5

Brigham Young University Science Bulletin, Biological Series

No abstract provided.


Front Matter, Vol. 17 No. 6 Sep 1972

Front Matter, Vol. 17 No. 6

Brigham Young University Science Bulletin, Biological Series

No abstract provided.


End Matter, Vol. 17 No. 6 Sep 1972

End Matter, Vol. 17 No. 6

Brigham Young University Science Bulletin, Biological Series

No abstract provided.