Wild Mammals of Missouri / Edition 2

Wild Mammals of Missouri / Edition 2

by Charles W. Schwartz, Elizabeth R. Schwartz
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0826213596

ISBN-13: 9780826213594

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

Prepared by two of Missouri's most distinguished conservationists, The Wild Mammals of Missouri has been the definitive guide to mammals of this state for over forty years. Now the University of Missouri Press is pleased to release an updated edition, revised by Elizabeth R. Schwartz, reflecting the changes in Missouri's mammalian fauna and including the

Overview

Prepared by two of Missouri's most distinguished conservationists, The Wild Mammals of Missouri has been the definitive guide to mammals of this state for over forty years. Now the University of Missouri Press is pleased to release an updated edition, revised by Elizabeth R. Schwartz, reflecting the changes in Missouri's mammalian fauna and including the latest taxonomic revisions.

Maintaining the original's successful format and the language that made the book accessible to both professional and lay readers, the revised edition incorporates throughout new knowledge of the various species of mammals of Missouri. Most notable is the addition of a new resident species, the nine-banded armadillo. Several other taxonomic and distributional changes are reflected and the range maps have been revised to show significant changes.

Charles Schwartz's meticulously rendered drawings capture the spirit of his subjects while remaining technically accurate. These drawings range from fully rendered portraits to illustrations of dentition and skulls, tracks, and other identifying characteristics, to vignettes showing the mammals engaged in characteristic behaviors. Also included in this volume are discussions of all biological and ecological aspects of the mammals including distribution and abundance, habitat and home, habits, food, reproduction, adversities faced, and conservation and management concerns.

The Schwartzes' lifelong dedication to state and national conservation and their vast biological knowledge are apparent throughout the pages of this attractive reference guide. People of all ages and backgrounds will find The Wild Mammals of Missouri an invaluable guide to the study of Missouri's mammals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826213594
Publisher:
University of Missouri Press
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

List of Species Illustrationsvii
Metric Conversion Tableix
Forewordxi
Preface to the Second Revised Editionxiii
Preface to the First Revised Editionxv
Preface to the First Editionxvii
1.Introducing the Mammals1
Some Characteristics of Mammals2
Where Mammals Live4
Social Communication and Behavior8
Host-Parasite Relationships10
Age Determination11
Mammal Signs12
Size of Mammals13
How Mammals Are Named14
List of the Wild Mammals of Missouri16
How to Identify Mammals by the Keys17
Key to the Orders by Whole Adult Animals17
Key to the Orders by Skulls of Adults18
General References20
2.Pouched Mammals (Order Marsupialia)22
Opossums (Family Didelphidae)22
Opossum (Didelphis virginiana)22
3.Insect-Eating Mammals (Order Insectivora)30
Key to the Species by Whole Adult Animals30
Key to the Species by Skulls of Adults31
Shrews (Family Soricidae)31
Masked Shrew (Sorex cinereus)31
Southeastern Shrew (Sorex longirostris)34
Northern Short-Tailed Shrew (Blarina brevicauda)37
Southern Short-Tailed Shrew (Blarina carolinensis)37
Elliot's Short-Tailed Shrew (Blarina hylophaga)37
Least Shrew (Cryptotis parva)43
Moles (Family Talpidae)48
Eastern Mole (Scalopus aquaticus)48
4.Flying Mammals (Order Chiroptera)54
Key to the Species by Whole Adult Animals55
Key to the Species by Skulls of Adults56
Evening Bats (Family Vespertilionidae)57
Mouse-Eared Bats (Myotis)57
Little Brown Bat (Myotis lucifugus)57
Gray Bat (Myotis grisescens)66
Southeastern Bat (Myotis austroriparius)70
Northern Long-Eared Myotis (Myotis septentrionalis)72
Indiana Bat (Myotis sodalis)74
Small-Footed Bat (Myotis leibii)76
Silver-Haired Bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans)78
Eastern Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus subflavus)80
Big Brown Bat (Eptesicus fuscus)84
Red Bat (Lasiurus borealis)88
Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus)91
Evening Bat (Nycticeius humeralis)94
Townsend's Big-Eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii)97
Rafinesque's Big-Eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii)101
Free-Tailed Bats (Family Molossidae)102
Brazilian Free-Tailed Bat (Tadarida brasiliensis)102
5.Strange-Jointed Mammals (Order Xenarthra)106
Armadillos (Family Dasypodidae)106
Nine-Banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus)106
6.Hare-Shaped Mammals (Order Lagomorpha)110
Key to the Species by Whole Adult Animals110
Key to the Species by Skulls of Adults110
Hares and Rabbits (Family Leporidae)111
Eastern Cottontail Rabbit (Sylvilagus floridanus)111
Swamp Rabbit (Sylvilagus aquaticus)121
Black-Tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus)125
7.Gnawing Mammals (Order Rodentia)131
Key to the Species by Whole Adult Animals131
Key to the Species by Skulls of Adults133
Squirrels (Family Sciuridae)135
Eastern Chipmunk (Tamias striatus)135
Woodchuck (Marmota monax)141
Thirteen-Lined Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus tridecemlineatus)147
Franklin's Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus franklinii)152
Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)156
Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)163
Southern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys volans)170
Pocket Gophers (Family Geomyidae)176
Plains Pocket Gopher (Geomys bursarius)176
Pocket Mice (Family Heteromyidae)181
Plains Pocket Mouse (Perognathus flavescens)181
Beavers (Family Castoridae)184
Beaver (Castor canadensis)184
Rats and Mice (Family Muridae)192
Marsh Rice Rat (Oryzomys palustris)192
Plains Harvest Mouse (Reithrodontomys montanus)195
Western Harvest Mouse (Reithrodontomys megalotis)196
Fulvous Harvest Mouse (Reithrodontomys fulvescens)200
Peromyscus Mice202
Deer Mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus)202
White-Footed Mouse (Peromyscus leucopus)209
Cotton Mouse (Peromyscus gossypinus)212
Texas Mouse (Peromyscus attwateri)213
Golden Mouse (Ochrotomys nuttalli)214
Hispid Cotton Rat (Sigmodon hispidus)217
Eastern Wood Rat (Neotoma floridana)221
Meadow Vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus)226
Prairie Vole (Microtus ochrogaster)229
Woodland Vole (Microtus pinetorum)234
Muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus)238
Southern Bog Lemming (Synaptomys cooperi)246
Black Rat (Rattus rattus)250
Norway Rat (Rattus norvegicus)252
House Mouse (Mus musculus)258
Jumping Mice (Family Zapodidae)262
Meadow Jumping Mouse (Zapus hudsonius)263
8.Flesh-Eating Mammals (Order Carnivora)268
Key to the Species by Whole Adult Animals269
Key to the Species by Skulls of Adults270
Dogs, Foxes, and Allies (Family Canidae)271
Coyote (Canis latrans)271
Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)278
Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus)283
Bears (Family Ursidae)287
Black Bear (Ursus americanus)287
Raccoons (Family Procyonidae)292
Raccoon (Procyon lotor)293
Weasels and Allies (Family Mustelidae)299
Least Weasel (Mustela nivalis)300
Long-Tailed Weasel (Mustela frenata)303
Mink (Mustela vison)308
Badger (Taxidea taxus)314
River Otter (Lontra canadensis)319
Skunks (Family Mephitidae)324
Eastern Spotted Skunk (Spilogale putorius)325
Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis)329
Cats (Family Felidae)335
Mountain Lion (Puma concolor)336
Bobcat (Lynx rufus)340
9.Even-Toed Hoofed Mammals (Order Artiodactyla)345
Key to the Species by Skulls of Adults346
Deer (Family Cervidae)347
White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)347
10.Other Wild Mammals361
Bison (Bison bison)361
Elk (Cervus elaphus)362
Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)362
Big Free-Tailed Bat (Tadarida macrotis)362
White-Tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus townsendii)362
Red Wolf (Canis rufus)363
Nutria (Myocastor coypus)363
Index365

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