Land Mammals of Oregon

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University of California Press, 1998 - Nature - 668 pages
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This is the first comprehensive, up-to-date treatment of mammals in the state of Oregon since 1936, when Vernon Bailey's The Mammals and Life Zones of Oregon was published. It provides a basic reference for mammalogists, wildlife biologists, students, and anyone interested in mammalian life in the northwestern United States. Indeed, researchers in states adjacent to Oregon will find much useful information regarding the mammals their regions share with Oregon. Descriptions of all 136 extant or recently extirpated mammal species in Oregon are in the book, with information on geographical variation, diet, reproduction, ontogeny, mortality, and behavior. The authors provide range maps and lists of collection localities based on their examination of 55,265 museum specimens and brief accounts of morphology, species diversity, distribution, and fossil records. Keys to orders, families, and species are provided for identification of unknown specimens. Also helpful is the introductory section with its discussion of skull morphology, evolutionary history, basic taxonomy, zoogeography, zoonotic diseases, and the history of mammalogy in Oregon. A bibliography of 2,925 references makes the volume especially useful for anyone wishing to do further research.
 

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Contents

A Brief History of Mammalogy in Oregon
8
Checklist of Land Mammals of Oregon
14
Zoonoses
35
Order InsectivoraShrews Moles and Shrewmole
45
Order ChiropteraBats
74
Order LagomorphaRabbits Hares and Pikas 123
123
Order RodentiaGnawing Mammals 153
153
Family GeomyidaePocket Gophers
223
Family CastoridaeBeavers
256
Family MuridaeRats Mice Voles and Muskrats
262
Order CarnivoraFlesh Eaters
354
Order ArtiodactylaEventoed Ungulates 463
463
Species of Possible Occurrence in Oregon
503
Appendix Specimens Examined 511
511
Literature Cited
581
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Family HeteromyidaePocket Mice Kangaroo Rats and Kangaroo Mouse
239

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About the author (1998)

B. J. Verts is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University in Corvallis. Leslie N. Carraway received a Ph.D. in Wildlife Science at Oregon State University.

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