This new edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded from the previous one in 1994. Of particular importance are the changes it records in species status and distribution. New materials in this edition include lists of subspecies, a brief description of the conservation status of each species, and an expanded introductory section that discusses historical changes in Texas mammals and the history of mammalogy in Texas. The book also contains a thorough overview of the mammals of Texas, abundant photographs and drawings, distribution maps, physical descriptions, and life histories for 184 species of mammals.
Texas Mammals; Diversity of Land Mammals; Geographic Distribution of Land Mammals; Mammals of the Barrier Islands of Texas; Diversity of Mammals in the Coastal Waters and Gulf of Mexico; Historical Changes in the Texas Mammal Fauna; History of Mammalogy in Texas; Conservation Strategies Key to the Major Groups (Orders) of Mammals in Texas Order Didelphimorphia (opossums and allies) Order Insectivora (shrews and moles); Key to the Insectivores of Texas Order Chiroptera (bats); Key to the Bats of Texas Order Carnivora (carnivores); Key to the Carnivores of Texas Order Cetacea (whales, porpoises, and dolphins); Key to the Whales and Dolphins of the Texas Coast Order Artiodactyla (even-toed ungulates); Key to the Even-toed Ungulates of Texas Order Rodentia (rodents); Key to the Rodents of Texas Order Lagomorpha (hares and rabbits); Key to the Hares and Rabbits of Texas
This is the standard reference about Texas mammals. Wildlife Activist "A must for anyone seriously interested in the wildlife of Texas." Texas Outdoor Writers Association News "[This book] easily fills the role of both a field guide and a desk reference, and is written in a style that appeals to the professional biologist and amateur naturalist alike.... [It] should prove useful to anyone with an interest in the mammal fauna of Texas or the southern Great Plains." Prairie Naturalist"