Peterson Field Guide to Mammals of North America: Fourth Edition
Roger Tory Peterson's unique system shows exactly what features to look for to tell one species from another. Peterson Field Guides are designed to work in the field, and every illustration, every word, is directed to that end. For each Field Guide, an author with expertise in the subject and an experienced artist work closely with the editors to ensure that both text and illustrations are accurate. As the most comprehensive and in-depth guide to North American mammals, this book covers all the mammals found in North America north of Mexico, including those that live in near-shore waters. The only guide to include paintings and photographs of the animals as well as photographs of mammal skulls, it has 80 color plates, plus 46 additional color illustrations and black-and-white drawings, nearly 400 range maps, and more than 100 color photographs.
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Alaska areas Ariz Back dark baleen whales BEAKED WHALE belly white bicolor blackish Breeds buff burrows Canada CHIPMUNK color cream dark brown Deer Dental formula desert DOLPHIN dorsal fin ears Eastern Cottontail Eats Feeds flippers forest grass gray-brown grayish grizzled GROUND SQUIRREL HABITAT HABITS Head and body hibernate hind feet hind foot incisors insects KANGAROO RAT Length litter Little Brown Myotis Locally common mainly male mammals Masked Shrew Mesoplodon Mexico mice muzzle Myotis narrow nests North Northern numbers orange-brown pale gray pale orange paler POCKET GOPHER POCKET MOUSE RANGE reddish rocky rodents roost rump seeds short short-tailed shorter Shrew SIMILAR SPECIES Skull PI smaller snout SOUNDS spe STATUS summer tail membrane teeth Tops of feet TOWNSEND'S MOLE tragus trees tuft usually vegetation vesper bats Vole white spots whitish winter Woodrat year-round young are born