San Diego Natural History Museum--Your Nature Connection[BRCC San Diego Natural History Museum: Herpetology Department]

Birds and Mammals

Mammal Atlas
Mammal Database
Mapping Application
Distribution Modeling
Book and CDROM
  -Bat Video
  -Sample Species Account
Map Samples


Scott Tremor
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Book and CDROM

Big brown bat, Eptesicus fuscus. Photo by Drew Stokes and Cheryl Brehme of USGS
Big brown bat,
Eptesicus fuscus.
Photo by Drew Stokes and Cheryl Brehme of USGS.

The species-distribution maps and other information will be collated into a book and interactive CD on all mammal species in San Diego County. We intend these to stand as definitive references on the distribution, biology, conservation, and management of mammals in the region. Each native mammal species will have its own detailed chapter summarizing what we know (and don’t know) about it, presented in a clear and simple format.
Additional chapters will provide species-identification keys and describe general aspects of mammalian biology, conservation, and management, as outlined below.


  • What are Mammals?
  • Careers with Mammals
  • Study Methods for Mammals

Biogeography of San Diego County

  • Anatomy of a Biodiversity “Hotspot”
  • Influences on Species' Distributions

Mammal Conservation in San Diego County

  • Protection Status
  • Threats to Populations
  • Conservation Planning
  • Land Management

Guide to Species Accounts

Tursiops truncatus  by Jennifer Zee
Illustration of Bottlenose dolphin skull, Tursiops truncatus by Jennifer Zee
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • How to Read the Accounts
Checklist of San Diego Mammals Species Accounts

  • Field Key
  • Skull Comparisons
  • Track Comparisons
  • Feces Comparisons