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Book and CD

Big brown bat, Eptesicus fuscus. Photo by Drew Stokes and Cheryl Brehme of USGS

The species-distribution maps and other information will be collated into a book and interactive CD on all mammal species in San Diego County. We intend these to stand as definitive references on the distribution, biology, conservation, and management of mammals in the region. Each native mammal species will have its own detailed chapter summarizing what we know (and don’t know) about it, presented in a clear and simple format.

Additional chapters will provide species-identification keys and describe general aspects of mammalian biology, conservation, and management, as outlined below.


  • What are Mammals?
  • Careers with Mammals
  • Study Methods for Mammals

Biogeography of San Diego County

  • Anatomy of a Biodiversity “Hotspot”
  • Influences on Species' Distributions

Mammal Conservation in San Diego County

Illustration of Bottlenose dolphin skull, Tursiops truncatus by Jennifer Zee

  • Protection Status
  • Threats to Populations
  • Conservation Planning
  • Land Management

Guide to Species Accounts

  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • How to Read the Accounts

Checklist of San Diego Mammals
Species Accounts


  • Field Key
  • Skull Comparisons
  • Track Comparisons
  • Feces Comparisons