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Mammals of New Mexico

Description: Summary of the species of mammals native to New Mexico, including a map of the life zones, descriptions of the physiographic features, and lists of characteristic zone-marking plants, birds, mammals.
Date: December 1931
Creator: Bailey, Vernon
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Design and implementation of an underwater sound recording device

Description: The purpose of this study was to design and build two versions of an underwater sound recording device. The device designed is referred to as the Underwater Sound Recorder (USR), which can be connected to one or two hydrophones or other underwater sound sensors. The URS contains a 26 dB preamplifier and a user selectable gain that permits additional amplification of input to the system from 26 dB to 46 dB. Signals within the frequency range up to 15 kHz may be recorded using the USR. Examples of USR applications are monitoring underwater processes that have the potential to create large pressure waves that could potentially harm fish or other aquatic life, such as underwater explosions or pile driving. Additional applications are recording sound generated by vessels or the vocalizations of some marine mammals, such as the calls from many species of whales.
Date: September 19, 2011
Creator: Martinez, Jayson J.; Myers, Joshua R.; Carlson, Thomas J.; Deng, Zhiqun; Rohrer, John S. & Caviggia, Kurt A.
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Alaska-Yukon Caribou

Description: Brief summary of the physical characteristics, general habits, breeding habits, food habits, migratory habits, and habitat of the Alaska-Yukon caribou.
Date: June 1935
Creator: Murie, Olaus J.
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[American Shrews]

Description: Brief summary of three genera of American shrews, including characteristics, habits, habitat, and skull, jaws, and teeth illustrations.
Date: December 31, 1895
Creator: Merriam, C. Hart & Miller, Gerrit S. (Gerrit Smith), 1869-1956
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Biological Investigations in Alaska and Yukon Territory

Description: From letter of transmittal: "Report on biological investigations made in the interior of Alaska and the Yukon territory in 1903 and 1904. It consists of separate reports on three distinct areas, describing the physiography and giving detailed accounts of the animal life of the region."
Date: October 7, 1909
Creator: Osgood, Wilfred H.
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The Mammals and Life Zones of Oregon

Description: From introduction: "Summary of the life zones and mammals of Oregon with emphasis on providing reliable information on the management of wildlife. Importance for identifying those species which are state and national assets, and those species of less value or destructive habits."
Date: 1936
Creator: Bailey, Vernon
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Revision of the Mice of the American Genus Peromyscus

Description: From letter of transmittal: "The work consists of a systematic study of all the members of the genus, and includes keys for the identification of the various forms, together with the necessary illustrations, and maps showing the geographic distribution of the species."
Date: April 17, 1909
Creator: Osgood, Wilfred H.
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A Systematic Synopsis of the Muskrats

Description: From introduction: "Systematic account of the genus Fiber through study of over 1,000 specimens, chiefly well-prepared skins, accompanied by skulls, together with many odd skulls and skeletons."
Date: April 29, 1911
Creator: Hollister, N.
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Revision of the American Marmots

Description: Discusses history, nomenclature, common names, habits, external characters, and specimens of American marmots. Describes, lists locations, and provides a key to species and subspecies.
Date: April 7, 1915
Creator: Howell, Arthur H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Contributions to General Geology 1951-54

Description: A report about stratigraphic studies of late Quaternary deposits in the Rocky Mountain region which reveal a widespread uncomformity separating deposits that differ lithologically. The deposits overlying the unconformity contain modern fauna that do not occur in older deposits.
Date: 1955
Creator: Hunt, Charles B.
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Biogeography of Montane Mammals on the Colorado Plateau and Adjacent Regions

Description: This study identifies the biogeographic factors that structure small mammal communities on mountains of the Colorado Plateau and adjacent regions. Forty six isolated ranges were characterized across a 5-state study area encompassing the Colorado Plateau, including the central high plateaus of Utah and the Basin and Range Province (i.e. the Great Basin and mountains of Arizona and New Mexico). Presence/absence data of 25 montane mammal species were used to explore the interactions between historical and ecological processes affecting local and regional diversity patterns. Multivariate analyses, such as non-metric dimensional scaling, were used to explore factors which influence community composition. Results of these analyses revealed the Colorado River as a significant biogeographic barrier that affects montane mammal community structure. MtDNA cytochrome b sequence variation was analyzed among populations of the long-tailed vole, Microtus longicaudus, sampled from five interior ranges of the Colorado Plateau- Abajo, LaSal, Henry, and Chuska Mts., and Boulder Mountain of the Aquarius Plateau-and analyzed using traditional phylogenetic approaches (parsimony and likelihood) as well as nested clade analysis. Results support previous documentation of a major east-west phylogeographic break occurring between populations southeast of the Colorado River (eastern Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico) and all other western populations, which include a central clade, a northwest clade, and an Alaskan island clade. Evidence also supports differentiation of a 'southern Rockies' clade and a distinct 'southwest island' clade. Populations of M. longicaudus north and west of the Colorado River (Boulder and Henry Mts.) share two haplotypes, form a well-supported subclade with populations from the Kaibab plateau, and are closely related to the Northwest clade. Past approaches to studying montane mammal communities utilizing theory based on island biogeography have overemphasized area and isolation as the only forces structuring insular communities. As a result, there has been a lack of recognition of the ...
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Date: May 2004
Creator: Carr, Carla B.
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A Review of the American Moles

Description: Discusses habits; economic status; characteristics and development of young; pelages and molts; and geographic, individual, sexual, and age variation. Describes subfamilies, history, and generic names of the family Talpidae. Describes, lists locations, and provides a key for genera, species and subspecies.
Date: September 30, 1915
Creator: Jackson, Hartley H. T.
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