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UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS PUBLICATIONS MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

Volume 7, No. 9, pp. 513 582, 4 pls., 1 fig. in text, 12 tables

November 15, 1954

Mammals of the San Gabriel Mountains of California

BY TERRY A. VAUGHAN

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS LAWRENCE 1954

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS PUBLICATIONS MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

Volume 7, No. 9, pp. 513 582, 4 pls., 1 fig. in text, 12 tables

November 15, 1954

Mammals of the San Gabriel Mountains of California

BY TERRY A. VAUGHAN

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS LAWRENCE 1954

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS PUBLICATIONS, MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

Editors: E. Raymond Hall, Chairman, A. Byron Leonard, Robert W. Wilson

Volume 7, No. 9, pp. 513 582, 4 pls., 1 fig. in text, 12 tables Published November 15, 1954

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS LAWRENCE, KANSAS

PRINTED BY FERD VOILAND, JR., STATE PRINTER TOPEKA, KANSAS 1954

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MAMMALS OF THE SAN GABRIEL MOUNTAINS OF CALIFORNIA

by

Terry A. Vaughan

CONTENTS

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INTRODUCTION 515

DESCRIPTION OF THE AREA 516

BIOTIC PROVINCES AND ECOLOGIC ASSOCIATIONS 518 Coastal Sage Scrub Association 521 Southern Oak Woodland Association 523 Chaparral Association 524 Yellow Pine Forest Association 526 Pinyon juniper Woodland Association 527 Sagebrush Scrub Association 530 Joshua Tree Woodland Association 530

ACCOUNTS OF SPECIES 531

LITERATURE CITED 581

INTRODUCTION

This paper presents the results of a study of the mammals of the San Gabriel Mountains of southern California, and supplements the more extensive reports on the biota of the San Bernardino Mountains by Grinnell (1908), on the fauna of the San Jacinto Range by Grinnell and Swarth (1913), and on the biota of the Santa Ana Mountains by Pequegnat (1951).

The primary objectives of my study were to determine the present mammalian fauna of the San Gabriel Mountains, to ascertain the geographic and ecologic range of each species, and to determine the systematic status of the mammals. In addition, certain life history observations have been recorded.

Field work was done in the north south cross section of the mountains from San Gabriel Canyon on the west, to Cajon Wash on the east; and from the gently sloping alluvium at the Pacific base of the mountains at roughly 1000 feet elevation on the south, over the crest of the range to the border of the Mojave Desert at an elevation of 3500 feet on the north. Camps were established at many points in the area with the object of collecting the mammals of each association and each habitat. Field work was begun in the San Gabriels in November 1948, and was carried on intermittently until March 1952. I was unable to carry on field work in any summer.

For advice and assistance in various ways I am grateful to Drs. Willis E. Pequegnat, Walter P. Taylor, Henry S. Fitch, E. Raymond Hall, Mr... Continue reading book >>




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