Mammals of Pennsylvania Online Resource

Where can I read more about Pennsylvania mammals?

The Section of Mammals has been intimately involved in the study of mammals in Pennsylvania for decades. A number of publications detail mammalian biology, history, and distribution in Pennsylvania.


  1. Doutt, J. K., C. A. Heppenstall, and J. E. Guilday. 1973. Mammals of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Game Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 283 pp.
  2. Genoways, H. H., and F. J. Brenner. 1985. Species of Special Concern in Pennsylvania. Special Publication of Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 11: vi + 1–430.
  3. McCoy, C. J., K. C. Parkes, and J. C. Sacco. 1994. Diversity of terrestrial vertebrates in Pennsylvania. Pp. 315–325, in Biological Diversity: Problems and Challenges (S. K. Majumdar, F. J. Brenner, J. E. Lovich, J. F. Schalles, and E. W. Miller, eds.). The Pennsylvania Academy of Science, Easton, Pennsylvania, x + 1–461 pp.
  4. Merritt, J. F. 1987. Guide to the Mammals of Pennsylvania. University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. xviii + 408 pp.
  5. Rhoads, S. N. 1903. The Mammals of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Privately published, Philadelphia, 266 pp.
  6. Shoemaker, H. W. 1913. Stories of Great Pennsylvania Hunters. Altoona Tribune Co., Altoona, Pennsylvania, 54 pp.
  7. Williams, S. L., S. B. McLaren, and M.A. Burgwin. 1985. Paleo-archaeological and historical and records of selected Pennsylvania mammals. Annals of Carnegie Museum, 54:77–188.


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