This book provides an introductory mammalogy course for use at upper level undergraduate or graduate level. It assumes that students have basic background in zoology of vertebrates.
"This attractive book will be welcome to those seeking a well-written, current text to use in their mammalogy courses [...] It is logically organized, clearly written, well referenced, and nicely illustrated."
– Journal of Mammalogy
"An excellent mammalogy text [...] filled with wonderfully descriptive illustrations."
– Association of Southeastern Biologists Bulletin
Part 1 Introduction
1 Study of Mammalogy
2 History of Mammalogy
3 Methods and Techniques for Studying Mammals
4 Evolution and Dental Characteristics
Part 2 Structure and Function
5 Integument, Support and Movement
6 Foods and Feeding
7 The Nervous and Endocrine Systems, and Biological Rhythms
8 Environmental Adaptations
Part 3 Adaptive Radiation and Diversity
10 Monotremes and Marsupials
11 Insectivora, Macroscelidea, Scandentia, and Dermoptera
14 Xenarthra, Pholidota, and Tubulidentata
17 Rodentia and Lagomorpha
18 Proboscidea, Hyracoidea, and Sirenia
19 Perissodactyla and Artiodactyla
Part 4 Behavior, Ecology, and Biogeography
20 Communication, Aggression, and Spatial Relations
21 Sexual Selection, Parental Care, and Mating Systems
22 Social Behavior
23 Dispersal, Habitat Selection, and Migration
24 Populations and Life History
25 Community Ecology
Part 5 Special Topics
27 Parasites and Diseases
28 Domestication and Domesticated Mammals
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George A. Feldhamer is an Associate Professor of Zoology, and Coordinator of the Environmental Studies Program, at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. His research has focused on mammalian populations, ecology, and management, introduced cervid biology, and threatened and endangered species. He is a former Associate Editor of the Wildlife Society Bulletin, and coeditor of Wild Mammals of North America; Biology, Management, and Economics. Dr. Feldhamer has 20 years of experience teaching an upper division mammalogy course.
Lee Drickamer received a PhD in zoology from Michigan State University and is currently teaching at Northern Arizona University. His research interests include population biology, behavioral ecology of rodents, reproductive traits in field mice, comparative mating behavior of stink bugs, and dominance in domestic swine. Lee has been very active in the Animal Behavior Society and the American Society of Zoologists. He also is a member of the American Society of Mammalogists, American Society of Primatologists, British Ecological Society, Ecological Society of America, Illinois Academy of Science, International Society for Behavioral Ecology, Society of American Naturalists, and Wilson Ornithological Society. Lee is lead author of Drickamer et al: Animal Behavior, 4e, also published by WCB/McGraw-Hill.
Stephen H. Vessey is Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences at Bowling Green State University. His research interests include the behavioral ecology of mammals, especially primates and rodents. He has been studying a population of white-footed mice in northwestern Ohio for more than 25 years. He is a formed associate editor of the Journal of Mammalogy and is a Fellow of the Animal Behavior Society. He has taught mammalogy and animal behavior at Bowling Green for 28 years, and is co-author of Animal Behavior, 4/e with Lee Drickamer.