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William Schutt

Research Associate, Vertebrate Zoology, Mammalogy

Phone:
516-299-3480

Education

B.A. - C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University

M.A. - Geneseo State College

Ph.D. - Cornell University

Post. Doc. - American Museum of Natural History

Research Interests

  • Functional morphology of bat limbs
  • Phylogeny and evolution of bats
  • Vampire bat anatomy, behavior and evolution

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Riskin, D.K., S. Parsons, W.A. Schutt, Jr., G.G. Carter and J.W. Hermanson. Terrestrial locomotion of the New Zealand short-tailed bat Mystacina tuberculata and the common vampire bat Desmodus rotundus. 2006. Journal of Experimental Biology, 209, 1725-1736.

Schutt, W.A., Jr. and N.B. Simmons. Quadrupedal bats: form, function and evolution.  
Pp. 145-159. in Functional and Evolutionary Ecology of Bats.  (Zubaid, A., McCracken, G. and T. Kunz, Eds.). Oxford University Press. 2006. (Book cover photo).

Schutt, W.A., Jr. and N.B. Simmons.  Morphological specializations of Cheiromeles (Naked bulldog bats; Family Molossidae) and their role in quadrupedal locomotion.  Acta Chiropterologica.  2001.  3(2): 225-235. 
Lunde, D. and W.A. Schutt, Jr.  A sexually dimorphic wrist in a marsupial mouse, Marmosa parvidens.  Mammalia.  1999.  63(4): 495-504.

Schutt, W.A., Jr., F. Muradali, K. Mondol, K. Joseph, and K. Brockmann.  The behavior and maintenance of captive white-winged vampire bats, Diaemus youngi (Phyllostomidae: Desmodontinae).  Journal of Mammalogy.  1999.  80(1):71-81.
Hermanson, J.W., Ryan, J.M., Cobb, M.A., Bentley, J.L., and W.A. Schutt, Jr.  Histochemical and electrophoretic analysis of the primary flight muscle of several phyllostomid bats.  The Canadian Journal of Zoology.  1998. 76:1983-1992.

Schutt, W.A. Jr.  The chiropteran hindlimb morphology and the origin of blood feeding in bats. Pp. 157-168.  in Bat biology and conservation. (T.H. Kunz and P. Racey, eds.).  Smithsonian Institute Press, Washington, D.C., xiv + 365  pp. 1998.

Schutt, W. A., Jr. and N.B. Simmons.  Morphology and homology of the chiropteran calcar.  The Journal of Mammalian Evolution.  1998.  5(1):1-32.

Schutt, W.A., Jr., Hermanson, J.W., Chang, Y.H., Cullinane, D., Altenbach, J.S., Muradali, F. and J.E.A. Bertram. The dynamics of flight-initiating jumps in the common vampire bat Desmodus rotundus. The Journal of Experimental Biology.  1997.  200(23): 3003-3012 (Journal cover photo).

Schutt, W.A., Jr. and J.S. Altenbach. A sixth digit in Diphylla ecaudata, the hairy-legged vampire bat.  Mammalia.  1997.  61( 2): 280-285.
Greenhall, A. M. and W.A. Schutt, Jr.  Diaemus youngi, the white-winged vampire bat.  Mammalian Species Account.  1996.  No. 533.  pp. 1-7.

Schutt, W.A., Jr., Cobb, M.A., Petrie, J.L., and J.W. Hermanson.  Ontogeny of the pectoralis muscle in the little brown bat, Myotis lucifugus.  Journal of Morphology.  1994.  220:295-305.

Hermanson, J.W., Cobb, M.A., Schutt, W.A., Jr., Muradali, F. and J.M. Ryan.  Histochemical and myosin composition of vampire bat (Desmodus rotundus) pectoralis muscle targets a unique locomotory niche.  Journal of Morphology. 1993. 217:347-356.

Schutt, W.A., Jr.  Digital morphology in the Chiroptera: the passive digital lock.  Acta Anatomica.  1993.  148:219-227 (Journal cover photo). 

General readership books

Bill Schutt.  Dark Banquet: Blood and the Curious Lives of Blood-Feeding Creatures. Harmony Books/Random House. (Hardcover 10/14/08; paperback 10/06/09).

Publications in Progress

Bill Schutt and Patricia J. Wynne. Fang. A children’s book.

Schutt, W.A. Jr. and Grant, K.  Capturing and handling: Vampire bats. In: Bats in Captivity, Volume 2: Aspects of Rehabilitation (Barnard, S.M., ed). Logos Press,     Washington, D.C.

Schutt, W.A. Jr. and Grant, K.  Diet and feeding: White-winged vampire bat (Diaemus youngi).  In: Bats in Captivity, Volume 3: Diet & Feeding ~ Environment & Housing (Barnard, S.M., ed). Logos Press, Washington, D.C.

Schutt, W.A. Jr. and Grant, K.  Diet and feeding: Hairy-legged vampire bat (Diphylla ecaudata).  In: Bats in Captivity, Volume 3: Diet & Feeding ~ Environment & Housing (Barnard, S.M., ed). Logos Press, Washington, D.C.

Schutt, W.A. Jr. and Grant, K.  Environment and housing: White-winged vampire bat (Diaemus youngi).  In: Bats in Captivity, Volume 3: Diet & Feeding ~ Environment & Housing (Barnard, S.M., ed). Logos Press, Washington, D.C.

Schutt, W.A. Jr. and Grant, K.  Environment and housing: Hairy-legged vampire bat (Diphylla ecaudata).  In: Bats in Captivity, Volume 3: Diet & Feeding ~ Environment & Housing (Barnard, S.M., ed). Logos Press, Washington, D.C.