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9781555915834

The Guide to Colorado Mammals

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    1555915833

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  • Copyright: 2012-04-03
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Mary Taylor Young's latest field guide will help you discover and learn more about Colorado's native mammals. Covering 128 species, this guide explores mammals through detailed descriptions, full-color photographs, and informative sidebars. Also includes range maps, species' descriptions, a checklist, and a glossary. Outdoor enthusiasts and armchair naturalists will be delighted with this guide. Award-winning nature writer Mary Taylor Young's love of wild things led to a degree in zoology and a life devoted to nature and the environment. She has written nine books, including The Guide to Colorado Reptiles and Amphibians. Taylor Young lives in Castle Rock, Colorado.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Author's Notep. xi
Introductionp. 1
Order Didelphimorphia American Marsupials: Pouched Mammalsp. 10
Family DidelphidaeùOpossumsp. 11
Virginia Opossump. 12
Order Soricomorpha Shrews and Moles: Insect-eatersp. 16
Family SoricidaeùShrewsp. 17
Masked Shrewp. 18
Pygmy Shrewp. 19
Merriam's Shrewp. 20
Montane Shrewp. 21
Dwarf Shrewp. 22
American Water Shrewp. 23
Elliot's Short-tailed Shrewp. 24
Least Shrewp. 25
Desert Shrewp. 26
Family TalpidaeùMolesp. 27
Eastern Molep. 28
Order Chiroptera Bats: Winged Mammalsp. 32
Family VespertilionidaeùEvening Batsp. 33
California Myotisp. 34
Western Small-footed Myotisp. 35
Long-eared Myotisp. 37
Little Brown Bat/Little Brown Myotisp. 38
Fringed Myotisp. 40
Long-legged Myotisp. 41
Yuma Myotisp. 43
Eastern Red Batp. 44
Hoary Batp. 46
Silver-haired Batp. 47
Canyon Bat/Western Pipistrellep. 50
Big Brown Batp. 51
Spotted Batp. 53
Townsend's Big-eared Batp. 54
Pallid Batp. 55
Family MolossidaeùFree-tailed Batsp. 57
Brazilian Free-tailed Batp. 58
Big Free-tailed Batp. 60
Order Cingulata Armadillos: Armored Mammalsp. 64
Family DasypodidaeùArmadillosp. 65
Nine-banded Armadillop. 66
Order Lagomorpha Rabbits and Relatives: Pikas, Rabbits, and Haresp. 70
Family OchotonidaeùPikasp. 71
American Pikap. 72
Family LeporidaeùRabbits and Haresp. 73
Desert Cottontailp. 74
Eastern Cottontailp. 75
Mountain Cottontail/Nuttal's Cottontailp. 76
Snowshoe Harep. 78
Black-tailed Japkrabbitp. 80
White-tailed Jackrabbitp. 81
Order Rodentia Rodents: Gnawing Mammalsp. 86
Family SciuridaeùSquirrelsp. 87
Cliff Chipmunkp. 88
Least Chipmunkp. 89
Colorado Chipmunkp. 91
Hopi Chipmunkp. 93
Uinta Chipmunkp. 94
Yellow-bellied Marmotp. 95
White-tailed Antelope Squirrelp. 97
Wyoming Ground Squirrelp. 98
Golden-mantled Ground Squirrelp. 99
Spotted Ground Squirrelp. 101
Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrelp. 102
Rock Squirrelp. 103
Gunnison's Prairie Dogp. 105
White-tailed Prairie Dogp. 106
Black-tailed Prairie Dogp. 107
Abert's Squirrelp. 109
Fox Squirrelp. 111
Pine Squirrel (Chickaree)p. 112
Family GeomyidaeùPocket Gophersp. 115
Botta's Pocket Gopherp. 116
Northern Pocket Gopherp. 117
Plains Pocket Gopherp. 119
Yellow-faced Pocket Gopherp. 120
Family HeteromyidaeùPocket Mice and Kangaroo Ratsp. 121
Olive-backed Pocket Mousep. 122
Plains Pocket Mousep. 123
Silky Pocket Mousep. 124
Great Basin Pocket Mousep. 125
Hispid Pocket Mousep. 126
Ord's Kangaroo Ratp. 127
Family CastoriaeùBeaversp. 129
American Beaverp. 130
Family CricetidaeùNative Mice, Rats, and Volesp. 133
Western Harvest Mousep. 134
Plains Harvest Mousep. 135
Brush Mousep. 136
Canyon Mousep. 137
White-footed Mousep. 138
Deer Mousep. 139
Northern Rock Mousep. 140
Pinon Mousep. 141
Northern Grasshopper Mousep. 142
Hispid Cotton Ratp. 143
White-throated Woodratp. 144
Bushy-tailed Woodratp. 145
Eastern Woodratp. 147
Desert Woodratp. 148
Mexican Woodratp. 149
Southern Plains Woodratp. 150
Southern Red-backed Volep. 151
Western Heather Volep. 152
Long-tailed Volep. 153
Mexican Volep. 154
Montane Volep. 156
Prairie Volep. 157
Meadow Volep. 158
Sagebrush Volep. 159
Muskratp. 160
Family MuridaeùOld World Mice and Ratsp. 163
House Mousep. 164
Norway Ratp. 165
Family DipodidaeùJumping Mice and Jerboasp. 167
Meadow Jumping Mousep. 168
Western Jumping Mousep. 170
Family ErethizontidaeùNew World Porcupinesp. 171
North American Porcupinep. 172
Order Carnivora Carnivores: Meat Eatersp. 176
Family CanidaeùDogsp. 177
Coyotep. 178
Gray Wolfp. 180
Kit Foxp. 182
Swift Foxp. 184
Red Foxp. 185
Gray Foxp. 186
Family UrsidaeùBearsp. .187
Black Bearp. 188
Grizzly Bearp. 190
Family ProcyonidaeùRaccoons and Relativesp. 193
Ringtailp. 194
Raccoonp. 195
Family MustelidaeùWeaselsp. 197
Pine (American) Martenp. 198
Short-tailed Weasel (Ermine)p. 199
Long-tailed Weaselp. 200
Black-footed Ferretp. 202
Minkp. 204
Wolverinep. 205
American Badgerp. 207
Northern River Otterp. 208
Family MephitidaeùSkunksp. 211
Western Spotted Skunkp. 212
Eastern Spotted Skunkp. 213
Striped Skunkp. 214
Family FelidaeùCatsp. 217
Mountain Lionp. 218
Canada Lynxp. 220
Bobcatp. 222
Order Perissodactyla Odd-toed Hoofed Animalsp. 226
Family EquidaeùHorsesp. 227
Wild Horsep. 228
Order Artiodactyla Even-toed Hoofed Animals: Deer, Pronghorn, Bison, Goats, and Sheepp. 232
Family CervidaeùDeerp. 233
Elkp. 234
Mule Deerp. 236
White-tailed Deerp. 238
Moosep. 240
Family AntilocapridaeùPronghornp. 243
Pronghornp. 244
Family BovidaeùCattle, Goats, and Sheepp. 247
Bisonp. 248
Mountain Goatp. 250
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheepp. 251
Desert Bighorn Sheepp. 253
Where to See Colorado Mammalsp. 255
Checklist of Colorado Mammalsp. 256
Mammals with Limited Colorado Rangep. 261
Whose Skull Is This?p. 262
Dental Formulasp. 263
Glossaryp. 266
Other Resourcesp. 268
About the Authorp. 269
Indexp. 270
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