9780801874161

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

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    9780801874161

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    0801874165

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-10-01
  • Publisher: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PRESS
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Summary

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.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments ix
Introduction: A Twenty-Year Retrospective xi
Bruce C. Thompson
George A. Feldhamer
SECTION I. OPOSSUM, MOLES, BATS, AND ARMADILLO
Opossum (Didelphis virginiana)
3(27)
Alfred L. Gardner
Melvin E. Sunquest
Moles (Talpidae)
30(26)
Gregory D. Hartman
Terry L. Yates
Bats (Vespertilionidae, Molossidae, Phyllostomidae)
56(19)
William L. Gannon
Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus)
75(26)
James N. Layne
SECTION II. RABBITS AND HARES
Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus and Allies)
101(25)
Joseph A. Chapman
John A. Litvaitis
Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus and Allies)
126(21)
Jerran T. Flinders
Joseph A. Chapman
Snowshoe Hare and Other Hares (Lepus americanus and Allies)
147(32)
Dennis L. Murray
SECTION III. RODENTS
Mountain Beaver (Aplodontia rufa)
179(9)
George A. Feldhamer
James A. Rochelle
Clifford D. Rushton
Marmots (Marmota monax and Allies)
188(23)
Kenneth B. Armitage
Ground Squirrels (Spermophilus and Ammospermophilus species)
211(21)
Eric Yensen
Paul W. Sherman
Black-tailed Prairie Dog (Cynomys ludovicianus and Allies)
232(16)
John L. Hoogland
Fox and Gray Squirrels (Sciurs niger and S. carolinensis)
248(20)
John Edwards
Mark Ford
David Guynn
Pine Squirrels (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus and T. douglasii)
268(8)
Richard H. Yahner
Pocket Gophers (Geomyidae)
276(12)
Robert J. Baker
Robert D. Bradley
Lee R. McAliley, Jr.
Beaver (Castor canadensis)
288(23)
Bruce W. Baker
Edward P. Hill
Muskrats (Ondatra zibethicus and Neofiber alleni)
311(38)
John Erb
H. Randolph Perry, Jr.
Voles (Microtus species)
349(22)
Stephen R. Pugh
Sherry Johnson
Robert H. Tamarin
Procupine (Erethizon dorsatum)
371(10)
Uldis Roze
Linda M. Ilse
Estern Woodrat (Neotoma floridana and Allies)
381(16)
Anne-Marie Monty
Robert E. Emerson
SECTION IV. TOOTHED WHALES AND BALEEN WHALES
Bottlenose Dolphin, Harbor Porpoise, Sperm Whale and Other Toothed Cetaceans (Tursiops truncatus, Phocoena phocoena, and Physeter macrocephalus)
397(28)
Randall R. Reeves
Andrew J. Read
Baleen Whales: Right Whales and Allies (Eubalaena spp.)
425(42)
Randall R. Reeves
Robert D. Kenney
SECTION V. CARNIVORES
Coyote (Canis latrans)
467(15)
Marc Bekoff
Eric M. Gese
Gray Wolf (Canis lupus and Allies)
482(29)
Paul C. Paquet
Ludwig N. Carbyn
Foxes (Vulpes species, Urocyon species, and Alopex lagopus)
511(36)
Brian L. Cypher
Black Bear (Ursus americanus)
547(9)
Michael R. Pelton
Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos)
556(31)
Charles C. Schwartz
Sterling D. Miller
Mark A. Haroldson
Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus)
587(24)
Steven C. Amstrup
Raccoon (Procyon lotor and Allies)
611(24)
Stanley D. Gehrt
Fisher and Marten (Martes pennanti and Martes americana)
635(15)
Roger A. Powell
Steven W. Buskirk
William J. Zielinski
Weasels and Black-footed Ferret (Mustela species)
650(12)
Gerald E. Svendsen
Mink (Mustela vison)
662(10)
Serge Lariviere
Wolverine (Gulo gulo)
672(11)
Jeffrey P. Copeland
Jackson S. Whitman
Badger (Taxidea taxus)
683(9)
Frederick G. Lindzey
Skunks (Genera Mephitis, Spilogale, and Conepatus)
692(16)
Rick Rosatte
Serge Lariviere
River Otter (Lontra canadensis)
708(27)
Wayne E. Melquist
Paul J. Polechla, Jr.
Dale Towell
Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris)
735(9)
James L. Bodkin
Mountain Lion (Puma concolor)
744(14)
Becky M. Pierce
Vernon C. Bleich
Bobcat and Lynx (Lynx rufus and Lynx canadensis)
758(31)
Eric M. Anderson
Matthew J. Lovallo
SECTION VI. SEALS AND MANATEE
Seals (Phocidae, Otariidae, and Odobenidae)
789(66)
Keith Ronald
Barra L. Gots
West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus)
855(12)
Daniel K. Odell
SECTION VII. HOOFED MAMMALS
Collared Peccary (Tayassu tajacu)
867(10)
Eric C. Hellgren
John A. Bissonette
Wapiti (Cervus elaphus)
877(12)
James M. Peek
Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus)
889(17)
Richard J. Mackie
John G. Kie
David F. Pac
Kenneth L. Hamlin
White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
906(25)
Karl V. Miller
Lisa I. Muller
Stephen Demarais
Moose (Alces alces)
931(34)
R. Terry Bowyer
Victor Van Ballenberghe
John G. Kie
Caribou (Rangifer tarandus)
965(33)
Frank L. Miller
Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana)
998(11)
John A. Byers
Bison (Bison bison)
1009(52)
Hal W. Reynolds
C. Cormack Gates
Randal D. Glaholt
Mountain Goat (Oreamnos americanus)
1061(15)
Steeve D. Cote
Marco Festa-Bianchet
Muskox (Ovibos moschatus)
1076(19)
Anne Gunn
Jan Adamczewski
Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis and O. dalli)
1095(24)
Paul R. Krausman
R. Terry Bowyer
SECTION VIII. INTRODUCED MAMMALS
Nutria (Myocastor coypus)
1119(29)
Dixie L. Bounds
Mark H. Sherfy
Theodore A. Mollett
Wild Horse (Equus caballus and Allies)
1148(16)
Stephen H. Jenkins
Michael C. Ashley
Feral Hog (Sus scrofa)
1164(16)
John R. Sweeney
James M. Sweeney
Sheron W. Sweeney
Nonnative Large Mammals in North America
1180(11)
James G. Teer
Appendix 1 1191(1)
Appendix 2 1192(1)
Glossary 1193(4)
Index 1197

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