Mammals of Indiana, Revised and Enlarged Edition

Mammals of Indiana, Revised and Enlarged Edition

Distribution: Global
Publication date: 12/11/2008
Format: Hardback 168 b&w photos, 33 color photos, 71 maps
ISBN: 978-0-253-34971-2
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Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2009

This highly anticipated new edition of Mammals of Indiana by John O. Whitaker, Jr., and Russell E. Mumford, first published by Indiana University in 1982, places strong emphasis on ecology with descriptions of Indiana's habitats, climate, and vegetation and detailed species accounts. This well-illustrated book will be a boon to residents of Indiana, many of whom have little acquaintance with the state's 57 species of wild, mostly small, secretive, and nocturnal mammals, and it is sure to please the most avid ecology enthusiast. Summarizing current knowledge about Indiana's mammal species, the volume will also be an important reference for biologists, veterinarians, and wildlife managers throughout the Midwest and beyond.

Author Bio

John O. Whitaker, Jr., is Professor of Ecology and Organismal Biology at Indiana State University. He is author of Keys to the Vertebrates of the Eastern United States and co-author of Mammals of the Eastern United States, as well as many scientific papers on mammals of Indiana and elsewhere.

Russell E. Mumford is Emeritus Professor of Wildlife Management in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University's School of Agriculture. He is author of Waterfowl Management in Indiana and Distribution of the Mammals of Indiana.

Reviews

“This highly anticipated and well-illustrated new edition on the state's 57 species of mammals is sure to interest everyday Hoosiers, as well as the most avid ecology enthusiasts and field professionals. "Mammals of Indiana is an excellent contribution to the literature in mammalogy; it is well organized and clear. It represents a thorough, comprehensive biogeographic treatment of mammals of Indiana written in an effective style." —Joseph H. Merritt, author of Guide to the Mammals of Pennsylvania”

“Mammals of Indiana is an excellent contribution to the literature in mammalogy; it is well organized and clear. It represents a thorough, comprehensive biogeographic treatment of mammals of Indiana written in an effective style.”
 — Joseph H. Merritt, author of Guide to the Mammals of Pennsylvania

“. . . this is one of the better state mammals book[s] around. The authors provide incredibly thorough and detailed descriptions for a book of this scope, and include abundant visual aids and key references. This book is a must have for any public and academic library in Indiana or the surrounding region. Vol. 40 2009 ”
 — Kevin McDonough, American Reference Books Annual

“The usefulness of this updated volume extends beyond Indiana, and is a major contribution to North American mammalogy. . . . Highly recommended.July 2009”
 — Choice

“The new edition of this excellent contribution to the literature in mammalogy for Indiana is a bigeographic approach with special focus on ecology.2009”
 — Mammalia 73

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Table of Contents

Preface
Preface to Second Edition
Introduction
I. Indiana: The State as an Environment
Physiographic Features
Vegetation
Climate
Habitats
II. The Mammals of Indiana
Pleistocene Mammals
Recently Extirpated Species
Extirpated but Reintroduced Native Species
Extirpated Native Species
Species of Questionable Recent Occurrence
Species Treated as Extirpated Earlier; Probably Never Occurred in Indiana
Species Nearly Extirpated or of Accidental Occurrence in Indiana
Species Probably Incorrectly Reported
Species Introduced Early, Then Disappeared
Endangered and Threatened Species of Indiana

Distribution
Migration
Hibernation
Reproduction
Population/Community Studies
Food Habits
Parasites and Other Associates
Humans, Agriculture, and Domestic Animals

Taxonomy
Key to the Orders

Species Accounts
Order DIDELPHIMORPHIA — Opossum
Order SORICOMORPHA - Shrews and Moles
Order CHIROPTERA — Bats
Order LAGOMORPHA — Rabbits
Order RODENTIA - Rodents
Order CARNIVORA
Order ARTIODACTYLA

References
Index