Skip to Main Content
Small Mammals, Reptiles, and AmphibiansAuthor(s): Bryce Rickel
Source: In: Finch, Deborah M., Editor. 2005. Assessment of grassland ecosystem conditions in the Southwestern United States: wildlife and fish—volume 2. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-135-vol. 2. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 35-70
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
PDF: View PDF (1 MB)
DescriptionThis chapter focuses on small mammals, reptiles, and amphibians that inhabit the grasslands within the Southwestern Region of the USDA Forest Service. The chapter is not intended to be an all inclusive list of species, but rather to address the species that play important roles in grassland ecosystems and that often are associated with the management of grasslands. Among the larger rodents discussed here are prairie dogs and pocket gophers. The small rodents include deer mice, voles, kangaroo rats, and pocket mice. Nonrodent species described in this chapter include the endangered black-footed ferret, as well as cottontail rabbits, jackrabbits, and bats. The herpetofauna include turtles and tortoises, lizards, snakes, frogs, toads, and salamanders.
Individual papers from this publication
- You may send email to email@example.com to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
CitationRickel, Bryce 2005. Small Mammals, Reptiles, and Amphibians. In: Finch, Deborah M., Editor. 2005. Assessment of grassland ecosystem conditions in the Southwestern United States: wildlife and fish—volume 2. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-135-vol. 2. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 35-70
Keywordsgrasslands, ecological assessment, Southwestern United States, ecosystem conditions, wildlife, fish, birds, mammals, Arizona, New Mexico, small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, grassland ecosystems, rodents, nonrodent, herpetofauna
- Herpetology of the American Madrean Archipelago and adjacent valleys
- Translocation as a conservation tool for Agassiz's desert tortoises: Survivorship, reproduction, and movements
- The Effects of Prescribed Burning and Thinning on Herpetofauna and Small Mammals in the Upper Piedmont of South Carolina: Preliminary Results of the National Fire and Fire Surrogate Study
XML: View XML