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The Mammals of Texas - Online Edition


William B. Davis

Dr. Davis studied the mammals of Texas for more than half a century and is universally acknowledged as the father of Texas mammalogy. Formerly he was a professor and Head of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University, and an advisor to scores of graduate students. Dr. Davis retired to Bryan, Texas in 19--. He died in 19--.


David J. Schmidly

Professor, Department of Biology;
Curator of Mammals, NSRL; and,
President, Texas Tech University

Dr. Schmidly is a noted mammalogist and the sole surviving author of The Mammals of Texas. In August 1996, he returned to Texas Tech University where he obtained his B.S. and M.S. Today, Dr. Schmidly is Vice-President for Research and Graduate Studies, Dean of the Graduate School at Texas Tech University. As a faculty member in the Department of Biology and a member of the Natural Science Research Laboratory, he personally teaches classes in mammology and directs the research of graduate students. Dr. Schmidly has also authored The Bats of Texas, The Mammals of Trans-Pecos Texas and Texas Mammals East of the Balcones Fault Zone.