Biology ETDs

Publication Date

7-1-2016

Abstract

The Greater Gila Region is an important area for study of mammals due to its unique physiographic history, leading to high elevational relief and many associated habitats. Due to the variety of habitats, the Gila is home to a very diverse assemblage of mammal fauna: 100 native species, 95 of which are extant in the region. This paper documents these species' current and historic distributions, taxonomy, habitat affinities, current phylogeographic studies, reproductive timing, and any other pertinent information. In addition, novel phylogeographic studies for four selected species were performed to fill in gaps in previous studies where Gila sampling was lacking. Conservation recommendations (for both specific taxa and habitats) are made based on all the above information.

Language

English

Keywords

Mammalogy, Natural History, New Mexico, Gila

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Biology

Level of Degree

Masters

Department Name

UNM Biology Department

First Advisor

Cook, Joseph

First Committee Member (Chair)

Schmidly, David

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