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The subject of this thesis was suggested by Prof. A. O. Weese. It was chosen by the writers first because they were interested in the distribution and habits of animal life in New Mexico and second because they wished to learn more about classification and methods of classification of animal life in general.

It has been found that New Mexico does not afford so great a variety of animal life as compared with more moist regions but that it affords much more than a casual observation would indicate. Most of those which it affords are found in large numbers.

The tract of land from which the specimens of animal life were taken is located an eighth of a mile northwest of the state University of New Mexico at Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is about a two acre plot on the mesa, roughly triangular in shape, bounded on the East by a road and on the other two sides by ravines. (Fig.1)

The specimens were collected at different times of the day but most of them were found in the fall of the year for during the winter months little animal life would exist above ground and the spring was so late that few appeared before May first.



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UNM Biology Department

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A. O. Weese

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This is a bachelor's thesis.

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