Mammals of Colorado

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Mammals of Colorado provides detailed information on the identification, ecology, behavior, reproduction, taxonomy, and distribution of the state s mammals. The first three chapters discuss Colorado s physiography and ecosystems; the evolution, anatomy, and biogeography of mammals; a history of their study in Colorado; and the many different values that people hold in relation to mammals. The remaining chapters provide accounts of species, each including a description, the natural history, and the distribution of the particular species in Colorado. Richly illustrated, Mammals of Colorado features 268 distribution maps (Colorado and North America), 34 skull drawings, and a photograph of each species.

This comprehensive volume incorporates and cites new research from the past twenty years on the mammals of Colorado and focuses on work conducted within the state. It is an essential reference for anyone working in the fields of vertebrate ecology, conservation biology, and wildlife management. It will also be an excellent reference for the general reader with an interest in mammalian fauna.

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James P. Fitzgerald is professor emeritus in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado. Carron A. Meaney is senior ecologist at Walsh Environmental Scientists and Engineers and curator adjoint at the University of Colorado Museum. His research interests include bats, prairie dogs, ground squirrels, swift foxes, and badgers. David M. Armstrong is a professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology and environmental studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the former director of the University of Colorado Museum. He is the author or co-author of several books including Rocky Mountain Mammals, Third Edition (UPC), Distribution of Mammals in Colorado and Mammals of the Northern Great Plains.

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"An excellent resource for anyone interested in Colorado mammals or wildlife in general. Summing Up: Highly Recommended."
J. L. Hunt, Choice

"This is the bible for both researchers and casual readers interested in the state's diverse population of mammals, from tiny pikas to bighorn sheep to mountain lions."
Sunday Camera

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