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Mammals
Pictures and Descriptive Characteristics of Mammals
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Agriculture
11th Grade
12/06/2012

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Term
 Antelope
Definition

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Long horns to defend against several predators

 

Brown to help it blend in to its surroundings

 

Very fast to outrun other species

Term
Muskrat
Definition
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Badger
Definition
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Beaver
Definition
  • Generally weigh over 60 pounds and are a reddish-brown color. 
  • They have a hairless tail that is flattened from top to bottom. 
  • Back feet are webbed for swimming while the front legs are smaller and act as bumpers and graspers.[image]
Term
BigHorn Sheep
Definition
  • Tan or brown fur.
  • Has a white belly, rump, and muzzle.
  • Live in the regions of North America, ranging from southern Canada to Mexico.
  • with ledges sometimes only two inches wide, provides cover from predators.
  • Weight: 150 lbs (Adult)
  • Height: 5.1 ft. (Adult)

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BigHorn Sheep
Definition
  • Tan or brown fur.
  • Has a white belly, rump, and muzzle.
  • Live in the regions of North America, ranging from southern Canada to Mexico.
  • with ledges sometimes only two inches wide, provides cover from predators.
  • Weight: 150 lbs (Adult)
  • Height: 5.1 ft. (Adult)

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Term
BigHorn Sheep
Definition
  • Tan or brown fur.
  • Has a white belly, rump, and muzzle.
  • Live in the regions of North America, ranging from southern Canada to Mexico.
  • with ledges sometimes only two inches wide, provides cover from predators.
  • Weight: 150 lbs (Adult)
  • Height: 5.1 ft. (Adult)

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Term
Black Footed ferret
Definition

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  • Small, carnivorous animal that has a light coat of fur and black feet
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Bobcat
Definition

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  • Have tan fur.
  • Adult male will weigh 110-180 lbs. Adult female 80-130 lbs.
  • Has a long and heavy tail, which measures almost two-thirds the length of its head and body.

 

Term
Brown Rat
Definition

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  • One of the most common rodents
  • Mostly brown
  • Up to eleven inches long, weighing up to 500 grams
  • Have several branched off species from it.
  • The most successful (dominant) mammal in living alongside humans. 
Term
Brown Rats
Definition

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  • One of the most common rodents
  • Mostly brown
  • Up to eleven inches long, weighing up to 500 grams
  • Have several branched off species from it.
  • The most successful (dominant) mammal in living alongside humans. 
Term
BuFfAlO
Definition

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They are brown 

They live in the grasslands

They usually travel in herds 

They walk on 4 legs

 

Term
Cottontail
Definition
  • Somewhat stocky
  • Large hind feet
  • Long ears
  • A short, fluffy tail that resembles a cotton ball.
  • Long, coarse coat varies in color from reddish-brown to grayish-brown.
  • The underparts are white

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Cottontail
Definition
  • Somewhat stocky
  • Large hind feet
  • Long ears
  • A short, fluffy tail that resembles a cotton ball.
  • Long, coarse coat varies in color from reddish-brown to grayish-brown.
  • The underparts are white

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Term
Coyote
Definition
Characteristics: has grayish-brown to yellowish-brown fur on top and whitish fur on its underparts. It has large triangular ears on the top of its head and a long, narrow muzzle. It has a black nose; yellow eyes; and a long, bushy tail. They are compared to a medium to small size dog. Habitat- live in North America and roam the plains, forests, mountains, and deserts of Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Central America. Some even live in tropical climates. [image]
Term
Eastern Chipmunk
Definition

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  • Back fur is reddish brown
  • 5 black stripes running down body 
  • Sides are buff to white colored 
  • Black tail 
  • 8-10 inces long 
  • Soft, short, rounded ears 
Term
Elk
Definition

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  • weighs from 600 to 1000 pounds
  • stand 5 feet at the shoulder
  • males have large antlers females dont have antlers
  • short tails
  • redish color body underside is darker
Term
Flying Squirrel
Definition

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  • Weigh 3-5 ounces
  • 9-14 inches long
  • Soft velvet fur, colors- cinnamon, grayish, reddish-brown, or blaskish-brown 
  • Big black dreamy eyes 
  • Belly hair is dark grey 
  • Small ears 
  • Male and females look alike 
Term
Grey Fox
Definition
  • Has grizzly upper parts.
  • There heads are shaped like a U so it's easy to distinguish them. 
  • Has Oval pupils. 
  • Has a black stripe down its back.  

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Term
Grey Squirrel
Definition
  • Originated in Europe.
  • Gray Hair, Sometimes brown.
  • Large Bushy Tail.
  • Has a high cold tolerance. Lives around Canada. 
  • They do not display sexual dimorphism, meaning there is no gender difference in size or coloration

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Term
Jackrabbit
Definition
  • Black, white, grey.
  • It is small but a little bigger than the standard rabbit. 
  • American deserts, scrublands, and other open spaces, including farms.
  • They can consume very large quantities of grasses and plants—including desert species such as sagebrush and cacti.   [image]
Term
Mink
Definition
  • Come in colors ranging from black to brown.
  • They are not big they are small and around the same size as a ferret.
  • Inhabits most of North America from Alaska to Canada. It is usually found in wet areas such as swamps and marshlands or along rivers, lakes, and streams.

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Term
Mole
Definition

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  • Can be round, oval, flat or raised shaped
  • Color- brown, pinkish flesh to yellow, dark blue, or black
  • Velvety fur
  • Weigh 3-6 ounces
  • 5-8 inches long
  • Pointed snout
  • Sharp claws 
Term
Mountain Lion
Definition

Large, tan cats.

Their bodies are mainly covered in tawny-beige fur, except for the whitish-gray belly and chest.

 

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Term
Mule Deer
Definition
  • Range from 3 to 3.5 feet tall at the shoulder, 4.5 to 7 feet long, and have a tail that is five to eight inches long.
  • They can weigh between 130 and 280 pounds
  • Usually a dark gray-brown, with a small white rump patch and a small, black-tipped tail. 
  • The habitat varies largely due to the massive range of the animal across western North America.

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Term
Mule Deer
Definition
  • Range from 3 to 3.5 feet tall at the shoulder, 4.5 to 7 feet long, and have a tail that is five to eight inches long.
  • They can weigh between 130 and 280 pounds
  • Usually a dark gray-brown, with a small white rump patch and a small, black-tipped tail. 
  • The habitat varies largely due to the massive range of the animal across western North America.

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Term
Mule Deer
Definition
  • Range from 3 to 3.5 feet tall at the shoulder, 4.5 to 7 feet long, and have a tail that is five to eight inches long.
  • They can weigh between 130 and 280 pounds
  • Usually a dark gray-brown, with a small white rump patch and a small, black-tipped tail. 
  • The habitat varies largely due to the massive range of the animal across western North America.

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Term
Muskrat
Definition

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  • Semiaquatic rodents
  • Native to North America.
  • While not part of the genius Rattus, they are often referred to as rats.
  • About twenty eight inches long at max, with short, thick hair ranging from brown to full black.
  • When aged, it's hair turns grey in color.
  • These creatures can stay underwater for over twelve minutes.
Term
Opossum
Definition

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  • grey in color 
  • black ears and feet
  • size of cat
Term
Pocket Gopher
Definition
  • They are fossorial rodents named for their fur-lined cheek pouches. Their cheek pouches, or pockets, are used for transporting bits of plant food that
  • Colors range from nearly black to pale brown to almost white.
  • They are medium-sized rodents ranging from about 5 to nearly 14 inches long. Adult males are larger than adult females.

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Term
Pocket Gopher
Definition
  • They are fossorial rodents named for their fur-lined cheek pouches. Their cheek pouches, or pockets, are used for transporting bits of plant food that
  • Colors range from nearly black to pale brown to almost white.
  • They are medium-sized rodents ranging from about 5 to nearly 14 inches long. Adult males are larger than adult females.

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Term
Pocket gopher
Definition
  • They are fossorial rodents named for their fur-lined cheek pouches. Their cheek pouches, or pockets, are used for transporting bits of plant food that
  • Colors range from nearly black to pale brown to almost white.
  • They are medium-sized rodents ranging from about 5 to nearly 14 inches long. Adult males are larger than adult females.[image]
Term
Porcupine
Definition

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 Covered with sharp quills.

Head and body, 25 to 36 in. Tail, 8 to 10 in.

Weigh 12-35 lbs.

 

Term
Prairie Dog
Definition

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  • Lives underground 
  • Grassland 
  • Is a common food source for many predators. 
Term
Prairie dog
Definition
  • brownish tan color
  • white tip tail or black
  • up to 3 pounds
  • 21 inches long
  • robust rodents
  • slightly grizzled and fat.
  • They have broad,rounded heads,
  • hairy tails short legs.

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Term
Red Fox
Definition
  • The fur is typically a rusty red color
  • The legs are darker in color, sometimes even black.
  • They have a white nose that goes all the way to their underbelly
  • They also have a long and pointed nose
  • Can jump high fences and swim very well

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Term
Red Squirrel
Definition
  • The smallest among all of the tree Squirrel's
  • Their life span is 5 - 10 years 
  • Brownish or reddish are the usual colors of the upper parts.
  • Has a black stripe along its side, which separates the dark upper fur from the white fur.

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Term
Shrew
Definition

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  • A small insectivorous mammal
  • Can range from brown to black
  • Distributed nearly worldwide
  • About 15 cm long and 100 grams
  • Live in forested areas
Term
Spotted Skunk
Definition
  •  are largely nocturnal, medium-sized omnivores in the weasel family (Mustelidae). 
  • they are about the size of house cats, and have distinctive black and white fur patterns.). 
  • Total length ranged from 17.5” to 21.7
  • common component of the Great Plains, Appalachians, and Southeastern U.S[image]
Term
Striped Skunk
Definition
  • Fur is black with a white stripe that begins as a triangular shape on the top of the head, forks into two stripes that travel down the sides of the back, 
  • Usually merges again near the base of the tail. Another white stripe runs from the base of the snout between the eyes and ends on the forehead. 

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Term
Weasel
Definition
  • live in a variety of habitats, including woodlands, hedgerows, long grass, and walls 
  • has a slim, elongated body with a small, flattish, triangular head.
  • They have small, rounded ears but large eyes and a pointy snout with long whiskers.
  • Their back is usually brown, gray, or black, but they have a white or yellow chin and belly.[image]

 

Term
Whitetail Deer
Definition

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  • Have white fur underneath their tails.
  • Bucks, or male deer have antlers.
  • Gray/brown or red/brown colors.
  • Fawns, or baby deer have white spots to help them hide.
Term
Woodchuck
Definition
  • it is a large ground squirrel.
  • it is 16-27 inches from the tip of its nose to the end of its tail.
  • It has gray to brownish red fur with white tipped guard hairs that give the animal a grizzled look.
  • They are found in a variety of habitats including fields,forests, hedgerows, and pastures.[image]
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