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DESERT MAMMALS OF TUCSON, AZ
 

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mountain lionDesert mammals tend to be nocturnal (active during the night) or crepuscular (active during early morning and evening), thus are not as often seen as many of the others species spotlit here. Most of our mammals are rodents and bats, but we also have large mammals such as deer, javelina, coyotes, and mountain lions. Some of these species live right in the city (e.g., bats, packrats, and coyotes to name just a few).

Major sources of information include Alden et al. (1999), ASDM (2000), Forsyth (1999), Whitaker Jr (1997), Wilson and Ruff (1999).