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.
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.
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