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The Mammals of Texas - Online Edition

Appendix VI.

Basis for distribution of species.

Each species account in this book includes a description of the distribution of the species in Texas, and most accounts include a map of the distribution in Texas based on known county records. The distribution for each species is based on the following types of data:

1) Specimens collected in Texas and held in various museums.

2) Records in published scientific literature.

3) Survey response records of trappers in Texas (furbearers).

4) Texas Department of Health records (bats).

5) Texas Parks and Wildlife Department distribution files and field biologists’ reports.

6) Records of the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network (cetaceans).