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Mammals of the Tucson Mountains, AZ

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[Harris' antelope squirrel (they resemble chipmunks) on a rock: 82k]

(Based on Roger Carpenter's observations and data from Cockrum, E. Lendell. The Recent Mammals of Arizona: Their Taxonomy and Distribution. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ, 1960. Asterisks in the lists indicate species we believe likely, but for which confirmation is needed)

Figure 1: Harris' antelope squirrel, Gates Pass area, Tucson Mtns, Arizona. This active little squirrel shades its back with its tail as it gathers seeds and cactus fruits. Photo courtesy of Roger Carpenter.

O. Insectivora

O. Chiroptera (bats)

O. Lagomorpha (rabbits)

O. Rodentia (rats, mice, squirrels, voles, etc.)

O. Carnivora

O. Artiodactyla (even-toed ungulates)

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Updated from the Gates Pass Area Neighborhood Association Newsletter, Winter 2000.

Mammals of the Tucson Mountains, Tucson Mountains, AZ ( at The text is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. The photographs are copyright by the photographers with all rights reserved.