Mammals of Indiana: A Field Guide (Google eBook)

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Indiana University Press, Jul 30, 2010 - Reference - 352 pages
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This pocket-sized field guide to native Indiana mammals offers color photos, skull close-ups, and range maps, along with descriptions and clues to finding and identifying all mammals indigenous to the area -- and even a few that are not, but can now be found in the state. In addition to detailing Indiana's wild, mostly small, secretive, and nocturnal mammals, John O. Whitaker, Jr., describes the region's habitats, climate, and vegetation. Mammals of Indiana: A Field Guide precisely identifies the creatures you are likely to encounter while hiking a trail, camping in a state park, or picnicking in your own backyard. Whether you are a biologist, veterinarian, wildlife manager, or simply a nature enthusiast, this guide is certain to be a welcome companion during your next outdoor adventure.

  

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Contents

Species of Questionable Recent Occurrence
1
Species List of Indiana Mammals
3
Purpose and Plan of the Book
9
An Overview
11
The Indiana Landscape and Major Habitats
13
Ecological Relationships of Mammals
17
Naming and Identifying Mammals
21
How Mammals Are Named
23
Order SORICOMORPHAShrews and Moles
63
Order CHIROPTERABats
89
Order CINGULATAArmadillos
129
Order LAGOMORPHAHares Rabbits and Allies
133
Order RODENTIARodents or Gnawing Mammals
143
Order CARNIVORAFlesh Eaters
233
Order ARTIODACTYLADeer
281
EnglishMetric Measurements Conversion
289

How Mammals Are Identified
25
Use of Keys
29
Identification Keys
31
Species Accounts Listed by Family
57
Order DIDELPHIMORPHIAOpossums
59
Glossary
291
Works Cited
313
Index
325
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About the author (2010)

John O. Whitaker, Jr., is Professor of Biology at Indiana State University and author (with Russell E. Mumford) of Mammals of Indiana (2nd edition, IUP, 2009); Keys to the Vertebrates of the Eastern United States; and The Audubon Guide to Mammals of North America.

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