The Mammals of Texas, Revised Edition, 1st Edition

  • David J. Schmidly
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  • ISBN-10: 029279326X
  • ISBN-13: 9780292793262
  • DDC: 599.09764
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 544 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2004 | Published/Released March 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2004

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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: Texas Mammals.
2: Order Didelphimorphia: Opossums and Allies.
3: Order Xenarthra: Armadillos, Sloths, and Allies.
4: Order Insectivora: Shrews and Moles.
5: Order Chiroptera: Bats.
6: Order Carnivora: Carnivores.
7: Suborder Pinnipedia: Seals, Walruses, and Allies.
8: Order Cetacea: Whales, Porpoises, and Dolphins.
9: Order Sirenia: Manatees and Allies.
10: Order Artiodactyla: Even-Toed Ungulates.
11: Order Rodentia: Rodents, Part I.
12: Order Rodentia: Rodents, Part II.
13: Order Lagomorpha: Hares and Rabbits.
The Measurement System.
Observing and Collecting Mammals.
Selected References on Mammals from Texas and Adjoining States.
Scientific Names.
Mammalian Species Accounts, Published by the American Society of Mammalogists, Available tor the Mammals of Texas.
Standard Measurements of Study Specimens.
Basis for Distribution of Species.