The Field Manual of Illinois Mammals, Manual 12, written by Dr. Joyce Hofmann, mammalogist and curator of the INHS Mammal Collection, is now available. This 358 page field guide covers 60 species and is designed to fit in a pocket. Each species features a color illustration by Aleta Holt and a distribution map. Species accounts include scientific and common names, physical descriptions of all animals and their skulls (including measurements and dental formulas), comparisons with similar species, discussions of each animal’s natural history (e.g., habitat, diet, reproduction), brief descriptions of foot tracks, and notes on status and distribution in Illinois. Generalized shapes of front and hind tracks are illustrated, as are characteristic track patterns of some species. Two dichotomous keys are provided for each order.
Information about ordering the book can be found at the following link: