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Mammals of the Great Lakes region

Allen Kurta (Author)
"Today mammals include over 5,500 living species and occupy every major environment. The Great Lakes region is home to 83 species, ranging from tiny shrews that weigh less than a tenth of an ounce to immense moose, known to exceed a half ton. Now in its 60th year in print, Mammals of the Great Lakes Region is the must-have reference guide for teachers, students, naturalists, and professional biologists interested in these animals. In this all new 3rd edition, a thorough introduction examines the major characteristics of mammals and the Great Lakes ecosystem, including the physical factors that affect the distribution and abundance of species in the area. Profiles of species include detailed information on physical characteristics, behavior, and natural history alongside all new color photographs and distribution maps showing geographic range in the Great Lakes region and in North America. A section on the tracks of common mammals has also been added"-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2017
Third edition View all formats and editions
University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 2017
Field guides
xii, 404 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
9780472073450, 9780472053452, 0472073451, 0472053450
What Is a Mammal?
Mammals and the Great Lakes Ecosystem
The European Invasion
Modern Human Impacts
species accounts
Marsupials (Infraclass Metatheria)
New World Opossums (Order Didelphimorphia)
New World Opossums (Family Didelphidae)
Placental or Eutherian Mammals (Infraclass Eutheria)
Shrews and Moles (Order Soricomorpha)
Shrews (Family Soricidae)
Moles (Family Talpidae)
Bats (Order Chiroptera)
Evening or Plain-nosed Bats (Family Vespertilionidae)
Rabbits, Hares, and Pikas (Order Lagomorpha)
Rabbits and Hares (Family Leporidae)
Rodents (Order Rodentia)
Squirrels (Family Sciuridae)
Pocket Gophers (Family Geomyidae)
Beavers (Family Castoridae)
New World Rats and Mice, Voles, and Their Allies (Family Cricetidae)
Old World Rats and Mice, and Their Allies (Family Muridae)
Jumping Mice (Family Zapodidae)
New World Porcupines (Family Erethizontidae)
Carnivorans (Order Carnivora)
Dogs, Foxes, and Wolves (Family Canidae)
Bears (Family Ursidae)
Raccoons and Their Allies (Family Procyonidae)
Weasels and Their Allies (Family Mustelidae)
Skunks and Stink Badgers (Family Mephitidae)
Cats (Family Felidae)
Even-toed Ungulates and Whales (Order Artiodactyla)
Deer (Family Cervidae)
Pigs and Hogs (Family Suidae)
Capturing Small Mammals
Ethical, Legal, and Health Considerations
Live Traps
Snap Traps
Sampling Small Mammal Populations with Traps
Alternatives to Traps
Harp Traps and Mist Nets for Bats
Specimen Preparation
Measuring Specimens and Recording Data
Preparing a Study Skin
Fluid Preservation
Tanning Small Mammal Skins
Cleaning Skulls
Identifying Adult Mammals of the Great Lakes Region
Key to Skulls
Key to Mammals in the Flesh
Summary of Measurements and Life History Information
Dental Formulae
Tracks of Mammals
Technical Names of Organisms Mentioned in the Text