Note: A more recent edition of The Mammals of Texas (2016), authored by David J. Schmidly and Robert D. Bradley, is now available for purchase from UT press. http://utpress.utexas.edu/index.php/books/schmidly-bradley-mammals-of-texas. The 2016 edition contains many important updates regarding species names, distributions, conservation status, and more. We hope to update this website with the August 2016 edition content in the near future.
By William B. Davis
and David J. Schmidly
In The Mammals of Texas, Drs.
William B. Davis and David J. Schmidly bring together
over 70 years of experience in the study of Texas
mammals. A completely revised and updated version of
William B. Davis's classic text, which was first
published in 1947, The Mammals of Texas is a
perennial favorite, going through four reprints and
revisions during the past 47 years. A basic reference for
the wildlife enthusiast, the book contains information on
the distribution, physical characteristics and life
histories of the 181 species of Texas mammals. Included
are photographs, a comprehensive set of distribution maps
and identification keys to the orders and species of
mammals found in Texas. Also included is a brief
introduction to the study of mammals.
This online edition of The Mammals
of Texas incorporates the complete text and graphics
content of the 1994 revision published by the Texas Parks
and Wildlife Department. This site is keyword-searchable
or may be browsed by selecting from the options to the
left. Please read the explanation of copyright and
citation concerns before making use of any information
found on this site.
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