Coverage encompasses evolution & systematics; reproduction, development and life history; ecology; symbiosis; behavior; importance to humans; and conservation. Individual articles run from 1,250 to 7,500 words.
This new edition features new conservation on each order of mammals, highlighting the three levels of threat -- critically endangered, endangered, and vulnerable. Statistics regarding the number of families, genera, and species within each of the orders and the number of endangered species, as well as the species distributions.
The mammalian fauna of Texas includes many species that occur throughout the central United States, including those associated with the central grasslands, the southeastern deciduous forests, the desert regions of the Mexican Plateau and the Southwest.
Birds occur in a wide variety of places and are abroad both night and day. Birdwatching is something you can do while doing other things, working in the backyard, tending the garden, walking or jogging in the park, while at work or from a kitchen window.