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    Author(s): Ronnie Sidner; H. Sheridan Stone
    Date: 2005
    Source: In: Gottfried, Gerald J.; Gebow, Brooke S.; Eskew, Lane G.; Edminster, Carleton B., comps. Connecting mountain islands and desert seas: biodiversity and management of the Madrean Archipelago II. Proc. RMRS-P-36. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station: 131-134
    Publication Series: Proceedings (P)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    We report the first voucher of the cliff chipmunk (Neotamias dorsalis) and observations of Brazilian free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) from the Huachuca Mountains, Arizona, where these species had not been documented. While presence of T. brasiliensis was expected on Fort Huachuca, N. dorsalis was a surprise after a century of unexpected absence. The chipmunk carcass from a cave on the Fort in 2003 suggests recent dispersal from other mountain islands.

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    Sidner, Ronnie; Stone, H. Sheridan. 2005. First records of two species of mammals in the Huachuca Mountains: results of ecological stewardship at Fort Huachuca. In: Gottfried, Gerald J.; Gebow, Brooke S.; Eskew, Lane G.; Edminster, Carleton B., comps. Connecting mountain islands and desert seas: biodiversity and management of the Madrean Archipelago II. Proc. RMRS-P-36. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station: 131-134

    Keywords

    Neotamias dorsalis, Tadarida brasiliensis, mammals, dispersal, stewardship, Arizona

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