The Mammals of Minnesota

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U of Minnesota Press, 1953 - Nature - 190 pages
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The Mammals of Minnesota was first published in 1953. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

For the many Minnesotans interested in the wildlife of their state and for anyone with a special interest in the fur or game animals or in the control of harmful species, this is a practical source of information. Schools will find the book useful in teaching natural history. All the mammal species identified within Minnesota are described, and keys to the classification are given, with careful instructions on how to use the keys. Step- by step directions include photographs of animals, diagrams of the methods described, and 70 maps showing the geographical distribution of species. The material is based primarily on the collections in the Museum of Natural history and the Division of Entomology and Economic Zoology at the University of Minnesota.

  

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Contents

THE STUDY OF MAMMALS
3
The steps in finishing a study skin
9
A map of Minnesota showing the original distribution of forest
20
A diagrammatic representation of the skull of a canid
28
Distribution of Didelphis virginiana
30
Distribution of Condylura cristata
36
Distribution of Microsorex hoyi
43
Distribution of Myotis lucifugus
49
Distribution of Synaptomys borealis
109
A diagrammatic representation of the distinguishing characters
113
Distribution of Microtus ochrogaster
116
A House Mouse showing typical damage
122
A Porcupine showing the concentration of quills on the back
128
Distribution of Ursus americanus
134
A Marten and a Fisher shown in a group at the Minnesota
140
Distribution of Martes pennanti
142

Distribution of Pipistrellus subflavus
55
A Whitetailed Jack Rabbit
61
Distribution of Lepus americanus
65
Distribution of Marmota monax
72
Distribution of Citellus franklinii
78
Distribution of Sciurus carolinensis
85
An unusually high concentration of Pocket Gopher mounds
91
Distribution of Castor canadensis
97
Distribution oiPeromyscus maniculatus
103
Distribution of Mustela vison
149
A Badger
155
A Coyote
161
Distribution of Lynx canadensis
168
A Whitetailed Deer fawn
174
Moose seen north of Upper Red Lake during an aerial census
178
The Blue Mounds or outcrops of Sioux Quartzite in Rock
184
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About the author (1953)

James R. Beer was a professor of entomology and economic zoology at the University of Minnesota.