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View Resource Tiny Fossil Sheds Light on Mammalian Evolution

In the most recent issue of Science, a team of American and Chinese scientists announced the discovery of the fossil of a tiny shrew-like creature that lived 195 million years ago, 45 million years before previously discovered mammals. Found in 1985 in Yunnan province, China, the fossil was originally believed to be merely a bone fragment because of its small size. It has now been named...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2001/0525
View Resource Occasional Papers: Museum of Texas Tech University

The Museum of Texas Tech University posts online versions of many of their Occasional Papers. To access these online documents, scroll through the list of papers to those marked with obvious hyperlinks. At present, OP-195 and other papers from 1999 and earlier are offered online. Most papers highlight some aspect of the museum's research on Texas mammal distributions, systematics, and...

http://www.depts.ttu.edu/nsrl/publications/occasional-papers...
View Resource Sea Otter Research and Conservation Program

This Web site from the Monterey Bay Aquarium presents users with a complete overview of its Sea Otter Research and Conservation Program. Visitors learn about the research conducted at the aquarium, and how it contributes to the conservation of the threatened southern sea otter. The site shows how stranded otters are rescued, rehabilitated, and released back into the bay. It also includes a variety...

https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/animals-a-to-z/s...
View Resource Armadillo Online!

Are armadillos mammals? Find the answer to this question and many more at Armadillo Online!, a comprehensive armadillo website created by Joshua Nixon, a doctoral student in Zoology at Michigan State University. Nixon's site contains biological information on all twenty species of armadillo as well as photos of eight species. This website also includes a short Natural History article, "a short...

http://armadillo-online.org/
View Resource Museum of Southwestern Biology: Mammals

The Mammal Collection at the University of New Mexico's Museum of Southwestern Biology (MSB) "contains over 118,000 specimens, mostly from the southwestern United States, Mexico, Central and South America, but there are also large holdings from other portions on North America, Japan, Africa, and Eurasia." MSB offers a searchable database of the Mammal Collection with search fields for Order,...

https://msb.unm.edu/divisions/mammals/index.html
View Resource The American Society of Mammalogists

Founded in 1919, the American Society of Mammalogists (AMS) is an organization, composed primarily of professional scientists, that promotes mammal study. The members of AMS also work to provide "information for public policy, resources management, conservation, and education." A notable ASM site feature is the Mammal Image Library which provides "images of mammals for educational purposes...

http://www.mammalsociety.org/