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Mammals of California / Edition 2

Mammals of California / Edition 2

by E. W. Jameson, Hans Peeters
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520235827

ISBN-13: 9780520235823

Pub. Date: 04/26/2004

Publisher: University of California Press

From river otters and minks to bobcats, pikas, and flying squirrels, California boasts a diverse and intriguing mammalian fauna. But many of these animals can be secretive, shy, and nocturnal, and observing them in the wild can be difficult. During the last two decades, the first edition of this popular guide introduced thousands to California's mammals by describing

Overview

From river otters and minks to bobcats, pikas, and flying squirrels, California boasts a diverse and intriguing mammalian fauna. But many of these animals can be secretive, shy, and nocturnal, and observing them in the wild can be difficult. During the last two decades, the first edition of this popular guide introduced thousands to California's mammals by describing techniques for recognizing their presence and, when possible, watching them in their natural habitats. The only book to present all the state's mammals together in one accessible field guide. Mammals of California is now completely revised and updated throughout, making it an ideal companion in the field or classroom.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520235823
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
04/26/2004
Series:
California Natural History Guides Series, #66
Edition description:
First Edition, Revised Edition
Pages:
440
Sales rank:
953,869
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 7.25(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxi
Mapsxii
Mammal Ecology1
Introduction2
Studying Mammals3
Origins of Mammals16
Reproduction25
Social Groups36
Population Fluctuations40
Thermoregulation44
Seasonal Dormancy48
Senses52
Migration and Movements61
Mammals and California Society71
Food of Mammals95
Identification of Mammals101
Species Accounts107
Marsupialia (Metatheria)108
Opossums (Didelphidae)109
Insectivora112
Shrews (Soricidae)112
Moles (Talpidae)124
Chiroptera129
Flight130
Echolocation132
Reproduction132
Leaf-nosed Bats (Phyllostomidae)133
Vesper Bats (Vespertilionidae)136
Free-tailed Bats (Molossidae)154
Carnivora160
Dogs, Foxes, and Allies (Canidae)161
Bears (Ursidae)170
Raccoons and Ringtails (Procyonidae)173
Weasels, Marten, Skunks, and Allies (Mustelidae)176
Cats (Felidae)194
Pinnipeds (Pinnipedia)199
Sea Lions or Eared Seals (Otariidae)200
Seals (Phocidae)206
Cetacea209
Sperm Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises (Odontoceti)211
Dolphins and Allies (Delphinidae)211
Porpoises (Phocoenidae)220
Sperm Whales (Physeteridae)222
Beaked Whales (Ziphiidae)224
Whalebone Whales or Baleen Whales (Mysticeti)227
Gray Whale (Eschrichtidae)227
Rorquals (Balaenopteridae)228
Right Whales (Balaenidae)233
Perissodactyla235
Horses (Equidae)235
Artiodactyla238
Pigs (Suidae)239
Deer (Cervidae)241
Sheep, Goats, and Cattle (Bovidae)249
Rodentia253
Porcupine (Erethizontidae)254
Mountain Beaver (Aplodontidae)256
Squirrels (Sciuridae)258
Beavers (Castoridae)285
Jumping Mice (Dipodidae)287
Pocket Gophers, Kangaroo Rats, Kangaroo Mice, and Pocket Mice (Geomyidae)289
Rats, Mice, Voles, and Allies (Muridae)322
Lagomorpha358
Pikas (Ochotonidae)358
Rabbits and Hares (Leporidae)360
Glossary369
References385
Index397

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