Wild Mammals of North America: Biology, Management, and Conservation

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George A. Feldhamer, Bruce C. Thompson, Joseph A. Chapman
JHU Press, Nov 19, 2003 - Nature - 1216 pages

Winner of the 1984 Wildlife Publications Award from the Wildlife Society, the first edition of Wild Mammals of North America (published in 1982) offered zoologists, naturalists, wildlife specialists, and students detailed information about the biology, conservation status, and management of 57 mammalian species and species groups, with contributions from 100 of the leading authorities. Now thoroughly revised to reflect new biological research and approaches to wildlife conservation and management, the second edition of this "essential volume" (Wildlife Society Bulletin) continues to provide the most current and comprehensive data on the distribution, physiology, ecology, behavior, commercial value, and viability of nongame species including bats, woodrats, prairie dogs, and armadillo, the whales, seals, and sireians, as well as carnivores, furbearers, and big game species.

 

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Contents

Opossum Didelphis virginiana
14
Moles Talpidae
33
Bats Vespertilionidae Molossidae Phyllostomidae
56
Eastern Cottontail Sylvilagus floridanus and Allies 101
123
Snowshoe Hare and Other Hares Lepus americanus and Allies
147
RODENTS
166
Mountain Beaver Aplodontia rufa
179
Marmots Marmota monax and Allies
188
Fisher and Marten Martes pennanti and Martes americana
635
Weasels and Blackfooted Ferret Mustela species
650
Wolverine Gulo gulo
672
Skunks Genera Mephitis Spilogale and Conepatus
692
River Otter Lontra canadensis
708
Sea Otter Enhydra lutris
735
Bobcat and Lynx Lynx rufus and Lynx canadensis
758
Seals Phocidae Otariidae and Odobenidae
789

Ground Squirrels Spermophilus and Ammospermophilus species
211
Blacktailed Prairie Dog Cynomys ludovicianus and Allies
232
Fox and Gray Squirrels Sciurus niger and S carolinensis
248
Pine Squirrels Tamiasciurus hudsonicus and T douglasii
268
Pocket Gophers Geomyidae
276
Beaver Castor canadensis
288
Muskrats Ondatra zibethicus and Neofiber alleni
311
Voles Microtus species
349
Porcupine Erethizon dorsatum
371
Bottlenose Dolphin Harbor Porpoise Sperm Whale and Other Toothed Cetaceans Tursiops
397
Right Whales and Allies Eubalaena spp
425
Coyote Canis latrans
467
Gray Wolf Canis lupus and Allies
482
Foxes Vulpes species Urocyon species and Alopex lagopus
511
Black Bear Ursus americanus
547
Polar Bear Ursus maritimus
587
Raccoon Procyon lotor and Allies
611
West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus
855
Collared Peccary Tayassu tajacu
867
Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus
884
Whitetailed Deer Odocoileus virginianus
906
Moose Alces alces
931
Caribou Rangifer tarandus
965
Pronghorn Antilocapra americana
998
Mountain Goat Oreamnos americanus
1061
Muskox Ovibos moschatus
1076
Mountain Sheep Ovis canadensis and 0 dalli
1095
Nutria Myocastor coypus
1119
Wild Horse Equus caballus and Allies
1148
Feral Hog Sus scrofa
1164
Nonnative Large Mammals in North America
1180
Glossary
1193
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George A. Feldhamer is a professor of zoology and director of the environmental studies program at Southern Illinois University. Bruce C. Thompson is director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and teaches conservation biology at New Mexico State University. Joseph A. Chapman is president of North Dakota State University.

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