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This pocket-sized field guide to native Indiana mammals offers color photos, skull close-ups, and range maps, along with descriptions and clues to finding and identifying all mammals indigenous to the area -- and even a few that are not, but can now be found in the state. In addition to detailing Indiana's wild, mostly small, secretive, and nocturnal mammals, John O. Whitaker, Jr., describes the region's habitats, climate, and vegetation. Mammals of Indiana: A Field Guide precisely identifies the creatures you are likely to encounter while hiking a trail, camping in a state park, or picnicking in your own backyard. Whether you are a biologist, veterinarian, wildlife manager, or simply a nature enthusiast, this guide is certain to be a welcome companion during your next outdoor adventure.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Preface and Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Indiana’s State Mammal—a Proposal
  2. p. ix
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  1. In Memory of the Recently Extirpated Native Species
  2. pp. xi-xv
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  1. Extirpated Species—Introduced
  2. pp. xvi-xvii
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  1. Species of Questionable Recent Occurrence
  2. p. 1
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  1. Species List of Indiana Mammals
  2. pp. 3-7
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  1. Introduction: Purpose and Plan of the Book
  2. pp. 9-10
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  1. Indiana: An Overview
  2. p. 11
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  1. The Indiana Landscape and Major Habitats
  2. pp. 13-15
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  1. Ecological Relationships of Mammals
  2. pp. 16-20
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  1. Naming and Identifying Mammals
  2. p. 21
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  1. How Mammals Are Named
  2. pp. 23-24
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  1. How Mammals Are Identified
  2. pp. 25-28
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  1. Use of Keys
  2. pp. 29-30
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  1. Identification Keys
  2. pp. 31-55
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  1. Species Accounts Listed by Family
  2. p. 57
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  1. Order DIDELPHIMORPHIA—Opossums
  2. pp. 59-62
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  1. Order SORICOMORPHA—Shrews and Moles
  2. pp. 63-88
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  1. Order CHIROPTERA—Bats
  2. pp. 89-127
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  1. Order CINGULATA—Armadillos
  2. pp. 129-132
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  1. Order LAGOMORPHA—Hares, Rabbits, and Allies
  2. pp. 133-142
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  1. Order RODENTIA—Rodents or Gnawing Mammals
  2. pp. 143-231
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  1. Order CARNIVORA—Flesh Eaters
  2. pp. 233-279
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  1. Order ARTIODACTYLA—Deer
  2. pp. 281-287
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  1. English-Metric Measurements Conversion
  2. p. 289
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 291-311
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 313-324
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 325-327
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