Kyle N. Armstrong
University of Adelaide
Publications 32
#1Jun J. Sato (University of Adelaide)H-Index: 14
#2Tessa M. Bradford (University of Adelaide)H-Index: 11
Last.Satoshi D. Ohdachi (Hokkaido University)H-Index: 15
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Abstract The origin of the mammalian order Eulipotyphla has been debated intensively with arguments around whether they began diversifying before or after the Cretaceous-Palaeogene (K-Pg) boundary at 66 Ma. Here, we used an in-solution nucleotide capture method and next generation DNA sequencing to determine the sequence of hundreds of ultra-conserved elements (UCEs), and conducted phylogenomic and molecular dating analyses for the four extant eulipotyphlan lineages—Erinaceidae, Solenodontidae, ...
#1Richard Shine (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 100
#2Supen Wang (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 9
Last.Yiming Li (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 17
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Australia has no native toad species, and as a consequence, many Australian pre - dators lack resistance to the toxins of the invasive cane toad Rhinella marina, and die if they ingest one of these toads. Resistance is conferred by a small and consistent genetic change, so genetic data can provide a rapid, non-invasive way to clarify the vulnerability of as-yet-unstudied taxa. To evaluate the hypothesis that a recent decline of ghost bat Macroderma gigas populations in tropical Australia is due ...
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#1Viki A. CramerH-Index: 2
#2Kyle N. Armstrong (University of Adelaide)H-Index: 11
Last.Stephen van LeeuwenH-Index: 2
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Significant biodiversity offset funds have been allocated towards conservation research on threatened species as part of the environmental approvals process for resource development in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. One of these species is the Pilbara leaf-nosed bat (Rhinonicteris aurantia Pilbara form), which is entirely reliant on roosting in a limited number of caves and disused mines, many of which exist in the mineral-bearing strata that are the focus of mining activity. A researc...
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#1Michael Westerman (La Trobe University)H-Index: 27
#2Mark J. BlacketH-Index: 19
Last.Carey Krajewski (SIU: Southern Illinois University Carbondale)H-Index: 23
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Multiple mitochondrial and nuclear gene sequences reveal substantial genetic variation within the dasyurid marsupial genus Planigale, suggesting greater taxonomic diversity than is currently recognised. To further investigate planigale relationships 116 new mitochondrial and nuclear gene sequences, including 16 new specimens, were added to our database. We confirm the presence of an unrecognised species (Planigale ‘species 1’) limited to the Pilbara region of Western Australia and suggest that t...
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#1Tigga Kingston (TTU: Texas Tech University)H-Index: 22
#2Luis F. Aguirre (Universidad Mayor)H-Index: 14
Last.Dave Waldien (Bat Conservation International)H-Index: 1
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Conservation networks link diverse actors, either individuals or groups, across space and time. Such networks build social capital, enhance coordination, and lead to effective conservation action. Bat conservation can benefit from network approaches because the taxonomic and ecological diversity of bats, coupled with the complexity of the threats they face, necessitates a wide range of expert knowledge to effect conservation. Moreover, many species and issues transcend political boundaries, so c...
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#1Bastien Llamas (University of Adelaide)H-Index: 22
#2Paul Brotherton (University of Adelaide)H-Index: 7
Last.Alan Cooper (University of Adelaide)H-Index: 90
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Understanding the evolution of Australia’s extinct marsupial megafauna has been hindered by a relatively incomplete fossil record and convergent or highly specialized morphology, which confound phylogenetic analyses. Further, the harsh Australian climate and early date of most megafaunal extinctions (39–52 ka) means that the vast majority of fossil remains are unsuitable for ancient DNA analyses. Here, we apply cross-species DNA capture to fossils from relatively high latitude, high altitude cav...
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#1Nicole M. Foley (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 6
#2Vu Dinh Thong (VAST: Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology)H-Index: 10
Last.Emma C. Teeling (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 31
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The phylogenetic and taxonomic relationships among the Old World leaf-nosed bats (Hipposideridae) and the closely related horseshoe bats (Rhinolophidae) remain unresolved. In this study, we generated a novel approximately 10-kb molecular data set of 19 nuclear exon and intron gene fragments for 40 bat species to elucidate the phylogenetic relationships within the families Rhinolophidae and Hipposideridae. We estimated divergence times and explored potential reasons for any incongruent phylogenet...
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#1Leeanne E. AlonsoH-Index: 1
#2Ken AplinH-Index: 22
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[Extract] Aim: The Hindenburg Wall, along with the Muller Range and Nakanai Mountains, is a part of a proposed UNESCO World Heritage Site called The Sublime Karst of Papua New Guinea (Hamilton-Smith 2006). This survey document reports on a biodiversity assessment undertaken by the Wildlife Conservation Society Papua New Guinea (WCS), financed by the Papua New Guinea Sustainable Development Program Ltd (PNGSDP), and undertaken in partnership with the Papua New Guinea Department of Environment and...
#1David A. Hill (Kyoto University)H-Index: 14
#2Kyle N. Armstrong (University of Adelaide)H-Index: 11
Last.Paul A. BardenH-Index: 1
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Capture is essential for any field research on bats that requires confirmation of species, sex, maturity and reproductive status, or that involves radio-tracking or marking individuals. However, bats can be difficult to capture. We made a preliminary test of the effectiveness of an acoustic lure that produces ultrasonic simulations of bat social calls for enhancing capture rates in harp traps. Over 102 trap-hours at seven forest sites in north-eastern Queensland, 65 bats representing seven speci...
#1Ken AplinH-Index: 22
#2Arison ArihafaH-Index: 1
Last.Nathan WhitmoreH-Index: 2
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[Extract] Aim: The relatively remote islands of Manus and Mussau, located in the northern portion of the Bismark sea have been long identified as key biodiversity areas in Papua New Guinea and within greater Melanesia. Manus Island has long been known for its endemism and relatively intact forest, while Mussau Island, although relatively unstudied, has been recognised as an Endemic Bird Area. This report documents the findings of a series of rapid biodiversity surveys focusing on terrestrial flo...
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