Mammals of Texas

A Closer Look at the Mammals of Texas

The Mammals of Texas Field Guide is an easy-to-use book that helps the curious nature lover identify all species of mammals found in Texas, featuring full-color images of animals in their habitats.

Mammals of Texas

Whether you happen upon an animal track or spot wildlife in nature, interacting with mammals is a thrill. With Stan Tekiela’s famous field guide, mammal identification is simple and informative.

Texas is a great place for wildlife watchers! This state is one of the few places to see magnificent mammals such as bighorn sheep and elk, along with many interesting animals such as the ringtail and the nine-banded armadillo. While northern river otters play in the lakes and rivers of far eastern Texas, bobcats thrive in nearly all habitats throughout the state. No matter where you may be in Texas, there is a wide variety of mammals to see and enjoy.

The book features:

  • All 157 of Texas’s mammals, from mice to mountain lions
  • Facts about size, habitat, range, young, and more
  • Times when each animal is most likely to be active and signs it might leave behind
  • Professional photos, range maps, and track patterns
  • Stan’s naturalist notes and fascinating facts
Mammals of Texas

This second edition includes updated photographs and range maps, expanded information, and even more of Stan’s expert insights.

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About the author: Naturalist, wildlife photographer, and writer Stan Tekiela has published more than 175 field guides, nature books, children’s books, wildlife audio CDs, puzzles, and playing cards, presenting many species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, trees, wildflowers, and cacti in the United States. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural History from the University of Minnesota and as an active professional naturalist for more than 30 years, Stan studies and photographs wildlife throughout the United States and Canada. He has received various national and regional awards for his books and photographs. 

Mammals of Texas
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Also a well-known columnist and radio personality, Stan’s syndicated column appears in more than 25 newspapers, and his wildlife programs are broadcast on a number of Midwest radio stations. Stan can be followed on Facebook and Twitter. He can be contacted via

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