Mammals of Colorado, Second Edition

By James P. Fitzgerald

Thoroughly revised and up-to-date, Mammals of Colorado, moment Edition is a accomplished reference at the 9 orders and 128 species of Colorado's fresh local fauna, detailing each one species' description, habitat, distribution, inhabitants ecology, nutrition and foraging, predators and parasites, habit, replica and improvement, and inhabitants status.

An introductory bankruptcy on Colorado's environments, a dialogue of the advance of the fauna over geologic time, and a quick background of human wisdom of Coloradan mammals supply ecological and evolutionary context. the newest files of the state's assorted species, wealthy illustrations (including unique maps, cranium drawings, and photographs), and an intensive bibliography make this publication essential reference.

Amateur naturalists, scholars, vertebrate biologists, and ecologists in addition to these serious about conservation and natural world administration in Colorado will locate worth during this complete quantity. Co-published with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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Fox Squirrel—Sciurus niger, p. 152 nine. facets of head with stripes; posterior border of zygomatic means of maxillary contrary P3 . . . Neotamias, 10 9' facets of head with no stripes; posterior border of zygomatic means of maxillary contrary M1 . . . . . . . . . . . 14 10. Dorsal stripes (especially lateral ones) imprecise; basic shades of upperparts grayish; edges of tail frequently whitish . . . . . . . . Cliff Chipmunk—Neotamias dorsalis, p. 111 10' Dorsal stripes precise; basic colour of upperparts brownish; edges of tail buffy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eleven eleven. measurement smaller; maximum size of cranium under 34 mm; size of hindfoot under 33 mm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Least Chipmunk—Neotamias minimus, p. 113 eleven' measurement better; maximum size of cranium greater than 34 mm; size of hindfoot greater than 33 mm . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 12. Dorsal stripes darkish brownish, frequently three in quantity; floor colour of pelage brownish to grayish; zygomatic arch susceptible . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Uinta Chipmunk—Neotamias umbrinus, p. 118 12' Dorsal stripes black or tawny, frequently five in quantity; zygomatic arch robust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . thirteen thirteen. Dorsal stripes black, floor colour yellowish to brown . . . . . . Colorado Chipmunk—Neotamias quadrivittatus, p. 114 13' Dorsal stripes tawny, floor colour orange to reddish orange . . . . . . Hopi Chipmunk—Neotamias rufus, p. 116 14. Infraorbital foramen a slender oval; small masseteric tubercle at once ventral to infraorbital foramen; underside of tail with white median quarter . . . . . . . . White-tailed Antelope Squirrel—Ammospermophilus leucurus, p. 123 14' Infraorbital foramen oval or subtriangular; medium to massive masseteric tubercle ventral and a bit lateral to infraorbital foramen; underside of tail with no white median quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . floor Squirrels, 15 15. Upperparts quite uniformly grayish or brownish grey; now not predominantly dappled with black or buff . . . . . . . . . . . Wyoming flooring Squirrel—Urocitellus elegans, p. 134 15' Upperparts particularly dappled or striped . . . . . . . . . . . . . sixteen Ro d e n t s sixteen. Upperparts striped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 16' Upperparts dappled . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 17. Upperparts with 2 huge white stripes bordered by means of darker parts; stripes no longer alternating with rows of spots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Golden-mantled floor Squirrel—Callospermophilus lateralis, p. 127 17' Upperparts with alternating rows of slender white or buffy stripes and rows of spots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-lined flooring Squirrel—Ictidomys tridecemlineatus, p. 129 18. overall size under 350 mm; tail now not particularly hairy, shorter than a hundred thirty five; maximum size of cranium below 50 mm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spot­ ted floor Squirrel—Xerospermophilus spilosoma, p. 132 18' overall size more than 350 mm; tail furry, longer than a hundred thirty five mm; maximum size of cranium greater than 50 mm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 19. P3 uncomplicated, lower than one-fourth dimension of P4; dappling of dorsal floor often so much said in shoulder region; habitat in rocky parts or brushy habitats, now not in tallgrass prairie .

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