There is little definite information regarding the distribution limits of mammals known to occur in Iowa and neighboring states. The purpose of this paper is to add to the rather sketchy knowledge of mammal distribution in Iowa. There is need for much more observation and collection of specimens and data before a comprehensive picture of mammal distribution is completed. A better knowledge of where certain mammalian forms do, or do not, occur is important to the students of ecology, game management, parasitology, taxonomy, and agriculture since the mammal coactions with other life forms have important relations to these fields.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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"A Check List of Mammals of Present Occurrence in Iowa with Notes on New Additions and Distribution Since 1937,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 60(1), 716-724.
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