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On 11 December 2007, the science of mammalogy lost one of its most valued and influential leaders. Terry Lamon Yates succumbed to complications of treatments for an aggressive form of brain cancer after a brief but courageous fight. He was born on 17 March 1950, in Mayfield, Kentucky, the oldest son of Ellen Wanda Byrd and William Hanley Yates. Terry’s only sibling was a brother, Johnny. He is survived by his wife Nancy Fennell, his 2 sons Brian Christopher and Michael Ryan, and daughter-in-law Laura Manche´no Macia.