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Occasional Papers of the Museum of Texas Tech University (January 26, 1973) 9: 1-22.


Copyright 1973, Texas Tech University. Used by permission.


The varied topography and climate of the Mexican state of Jalisco have resulted in a diverse mammalian fauna, no comprehensive account of which has been published. Significant collections of mammals from Jalisco were obtained for the Museum of Natural History, the University of Kansas, between 1949 and 1969 by field parties and individual field representatives, most notably J. R. Alcorn, R. W. Dickerman, and especially P. L. Clifton. Some of the specimens thus obtained have been recorded in systematic accounts of individual taxa or in reports on selected taxonomic groups (see for example, Choate, 1970; Genoways, 1972; Genoways and Jones, 1969, 1971 a, 1971 b; Hall and Genoways, 1970; Jones et al., 1971; Russell, 1968; Smith, 1972; Watkins et aI., 1972).

We have recorded herein information that adds substantially to knowledge of distributional patterns in western Mexico of 18 taxa not reported in earlier papers. Nine species or subspecies are recorded from Jalisco for the first time. Comments on systematics and natural history are included in accounts where appropriate.

All specimens are housed in the collections of the Museum of Natural History, The University of Kansas. Recorded measurements are in millimeters and weights are given in grams. Localities in Jalisco from which specimens are reported are plotted.