Morphological and molecular variation in Townsend's big-eared bat (Corynorhinus Townseendii) in West Texas

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Morphological and molecular variation in Townsend's big-eared bat (Corynorhinus Townseendii) in West Texas

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dc.contributor.advisor Ammerman, Loren K.
dc.contributor.author Tipps, Teresita
dc.contributor.other Angelo State University. Department of Biology.
dc.creator Tipps, Teresita Marie
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-11T21:44:04Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-11T21:44:04Z
dc.date.created 2012-04-10
dc.date.issued 2012-05-12
dc.date.submitted 2012-06-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2346.1/30009
dc.description.abstract Previous studies of Townsend's big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii) from Big Bend National Park (Brewster Co.) have been limited and inconclusive regarding the expected subspecific identity of specimens from this region. Furthermore, we observed that several specimens of from this region displayed morphological characteristics of both the Mexican big-eared bat (C. mexicanus) and C. townsendii. Thus, the goals of this study were to use molecular data to determine the specific and subspecific affinity of the specimens found in this region and to illuminate possible morphological variation within the molecular lineages recovered in West Texas specimens. Based on molecular analyses there was support for the presence of a single subspecies, C. t. australis, throughout West Texas. Evaluation of morphological data from these same specimens showed that no discrete characteristics were accurate in delineating C. townsendii from C. mexicanus, confirming substantial morphological variation within C. t. australis specimens from West Texas. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Angelo State University Carr Research Program, Texas Academy of Science Student Research Grant, and a Head of the River Ranch Research Grant. en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject morphological en_US
dc.subject big-eared bat en_US
dc.subject subspecific en_US
dc.subject molecular analyses en_US
dc.title Morphological and molecular variation in Townsend's big-eared bat (Corynorhinus Townseendii) in West Texas en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
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dc.type.genre Thesis
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.level M.S.
thesis.degree.discipline Biology
thesis.degree.grantor Angelo State University
thesis.degree.department Department of Biology
dc.contributor.committeeMember Dowler, Robert C.
dc.contributor.committeeMember Negovetich, Nick J.
dc.contributor.committeeMember Bankston, Tom

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