The Mammals of Texas: Revised Edition

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University of Texas Press, Aug 1, 2004 - Nature - 501 pages
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The Mammals of Texas has been the standard reference since the first edition was authored by William B. Davis in 1947. Revised several times over the succeeding decades, it remains the most authoritative source of information on the mammalian wildlife of Texas.

This new edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded from the previous one in 1994. Of particular importance are the changes it records in species status and distribution. New materials in this edition include lists of subspecies, a brief description of the conservation status of each species, and an expanded introductory section that discusses historical changes in Texas mammals and the history of mammalogy in Texas. The book also contains a thorough overview of the mammals of Texas, abundant photographs and drawings, distribution maps, physical descriptions, and life histories for 184 species of mammals.

  

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Contents

ORDER XENARTHRA ARMADILLOS SLOTHS AND ALLIES
43
Family Talpiihe moles
58
Family AlormoopiAie mormoopid bate
66
Family Ve ipertilioniihe vespertilionu bah
74
Family MoloMiihe freetailed bal O
122
ORDER CARNWORA CARNIVORES
137
Family Vr ndae bear i
157
Family Alusleluhe miuitelub 1 69
169
Family Antilocapridae pivnqborn
279
ORDER RODENTIA RODENTS
295
Family GeomySae pocket gophers
327
Family HeteromySae packet mice and kangaroo rats
348
Family Cattoriue beavers
377
Family ErethizontSoe Aw WorO porcupines
451
The measurement system
471
Observing and collecting mammals
472

Family Mepbitidae mephitiib
182
Family Feliche cahi
197
SUBORDER PINNIPEDIA SEALS WALRUSES AND ALLIES
208
Family Halaenidae right whales
217
Family Physeterioae sperm whale
227
Family Delphinidae toothed whales and dolphins
235
ORDER SIRENIA MANATEES AND ALLIES
254
Selected references on mammals from Texas and adjoining states
477
Scientific names
480
Mammalian Species accounts available for Texas mammals
481
Standard measurements of study specimens
486
Basis for distribution of species
488
GLOSSARY
489
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David J. Schmidly currently serves as President and CEO of Oklahoma State University. Previously he also served on the faculty and administration at A&M University and as President of Texas Tech University.

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