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A New Pocket Mouse (Genus Perognathus) from Kansas   By: (1920-2009)

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A New Pocket Mouse (Genus Perognathus) from Kansas by E. Lendell Cockrum offers a comprehensive exploration of a previously unidentified species, shedding light on the rich diversity of pocket mice found in the state of Kansas. Cockrum's meticulous research and detailed analysis make this book a valuable resource for both seasoned scientists and newcomers to the field.

One of the standout features of this book is the author's extensive knowledge and expertise in the subject matter. Cockrum's passion for pocket mice is evident throughout the pages, as he provides a wealth of information on their habitats, behaviors, and physical characteristics. Readers will appreciate the author's ability to present complex scientific concepts in a clear and accessible manner, making this book highly engaging and informative.

The book's structure is well-organized, with each chapter focusing on a specific aspect of the newly discovered pocket mouse species. Cockrum's writing style is concise and straightforward, ensuring that readers can easily grasp the key points without feeling overwhelmed by unnecessary jargon. Additionally, the inclusion of detailed illustrations and photographs greatly enhances the book's educational value, allowing readers to visualize the fascinating features of these unique creatures.

Furthermore, A New Pocket Mouse (Genus Perognathus) from Kansas stands out due to its contribution to our understanding of biodiversity. Cockrum's discovery of a previously unrecognized species highlights the importance of continuous exploration and research in the natural world. By shedding light on a little-known pocket mouse population, this book not only expands our knowledge of Kansas fauna but also emphasizes the significance of conservation efforts to protect these fragile ecosystems.

Despite its many strengths, the book does have some minor shortcomings. An occasional overreliance on technical terminology may make it slightly challenging for readers without a scientific background to fully grasp the content. However, the author's overall efforts to simplify complex concepts mitigate this issue to a large extent.

In conclusion, A New Pocket Mouse (Genus Perognathus) from Kansas is an invaluable resource that offers fresh insights into the world of pocket mice. E. Lendell Cockrum's expertise, informative writing, and dedication to scientific discovery make this book an essential addition to any naturalist's library. Whether you're a seasoned researcher or simply fascinated by the wonders of nature, this book provides an engaging exploration of a newly recognized pocket mouse species, leaving readers with a greater appreciation for the intricate diversity of life found in Kansas.

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A New Pocket Mouse (Genus Perognathus) from Kansas



University of Kansas Publications Museum of Natural History

Volume 5, No. 11, pp. 203 206 December 15, 1951

University of Kansas LAWRENCE 1951


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

Volume 5, No. 11, pp. 203 206 December 15, 1951



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A New Pocket Mouse (Genus Perognathus) from Kansas



In studying the kinds of mammals known from Kansas, I had occasion to examine a series of Perognathus flavus from the western part of the state. Comparisons of these specimens with topotypes of named subspecies revealed that the specimens from Kansas belong to a heretofore undescribed subspecies which ranges through western Nebraska, eastern Colorado, western Kansas, and western Oklahoma. This subspecies is named and described as follows.

=Perognathus flavus bunkeri=, new subspecies

Type. Female, adult, skin and skull; No. 11716, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist.; Conard Farm, 1 mi. E Coolidge, Hamilton County, Kansas; 1 July 1936; obtained by F... Continue reading book >>

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