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Easy Field Guide to Common Mammals of New Mexico
New Mexico has a wide variety of habitats. Elevations in the state range from hot desert with an elevation of 2,850 feet to alpine conditions on Wheeler Peak at 13,161 feet. There are about 120 mountains in New Mexico over 10,000 feet in altitude.
Many of the mammals included in this guide are nocturnal. Measurements for length (which consists of body and head), height, weight and tail are average figures. We recommend a good pair of binoculars for viewing.
Some species of mammals, such as the Deer Mouse, are found throughout most of New Mexico, whereas other, such as the Southern Grasshopper Mouse, are more restricted in their distribution.
This Easy Field Guide is part of a series of pocket guides. We hope you find this one useful. A checklist is included in the back of this book so you may keep a record of the mammals you observe.
Booklet, c 2007, 32 p. : ill. ; 14 cm.