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Mammals of the Great Lakes region

Author: Allen Kurta
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2017] ©2017
Series: Great Lakes environment.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Field guides
Identification guides
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allen Kurta
ISBN: 9780472073450 0472073451 9780472053452 0472053450
OCLC Number: 966436392
Description: xii, 404 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
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 --
Pitfalls --
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 --
Plants --
Animals --
Glossary --
References --
Index.
Series Title: Great Lakes environment.
Responsibility: Allen Kurta ; drawings by Scott A. Schwemmin and Ashley K. Wilson ; photographs assembled by Philip Myers.

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The Great Lakes region is home to 83 species of mammals, 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,  Read more...

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Academic, professional, and armchair naturalists alike with any ties to or interest in the Great Lakes Region would be well served to invest in this book."" - American Society of Mammalogists

 
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