Raccoons: A Natural History

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UBC Press, 2002 - 240 pages
Raccoons presents detailed information on raccoon evolution,physical characteristics, social behavior, habitats, food habits,reproduction, and conservation, as well as their relationship withhumans and many other topics. The section on distribution andsubspecies focuses on the raccoon's current range expansion, andthe material on their cultural significance demonstrates thismammal's unique status in different North American cultures.
 

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Table des matières

Introducing the Masked Bandit
1
Raccoon Origins
9
Todays Raccoon Family
27
Form and Function
57
Distribution and Subspecies
75
Living Arrangements
91
Mortality and Disease
111
Reproduction and Development
121
Social Organization
135
Management
145
Raccoons and Humans
165
List of Scientific Names
177
References
181
Index
196
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Page 191 - On the Tendency of Species to Form Varieties,- and on the Perpetuation of Varieties and Species by Natural Means of Selection.
Page 195 - Pecon-Slattery, and SJ O'Brien 2001. Genetic evidence for two species of elephant in Africa. Science 293: 1473-7.
Page 191 - Fritzell, EK 1978. Aspects of raccoon (Procyon lotor) social organization. Canadian Journal of Zoology 56:260- 271 . Gehrt, SD, and EK.

À propos de l'auteur (2002)

Samuel I. Zeveloff is author of Mammals of the Intermountain West (1988). He is department chair and a professor of zoology at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.

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