Copublished with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
"An excellent resource for anyone interested in Colorado mammals or wildlife in general. Summing Up: Highly Recommended."
—J. L. Hunt, Choice
"This is the bible for both researchers and casual readers interested in the state's diverse population of mammals, from tiny pikas to bighorn sheep to mountain lions."
Thoroughly revised and updated, Mammals of Colorado, Second Edition is a comprehensive reference on the nine orders and 128 species of Colorado's recent native fauna, detailing each species' description, habitat, distribution, population ecology, diet and foraging, predators and parasites, behavior, reproduction and development, and population status.
An introductory chapter on Colorado's environments, a discussion of the development of the fauna over geologic time, and a brief history of human knowledge of Coloradan mammals provide ecological and evolutionary context. The most recent records of the state's diverse species, rich illustrations (including detailed maps, skull drawings, and photographs), and an extensive bibliography make this book a must-have reference.
Amateur and professional naturalists, students, vertebrate biologists, and ecologists as well as those involved in conservation and wildlife management in Colorado will find value in this comprehensive volume.