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Official State "Mammals"

Official mammals listed by adoption year. (List by state or year).
State Name Designated as YearList by adoption year
North Carolina Gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) Official State mammal of the State of North Carolina 1969
Mississippi White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) State land mammal of Mississippi 1974
Mississippi Bottlenosed dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) State water mammal of Mississippi 1974
California California gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) Official State Marine Mammal 1975
Florida Manatee Florida state marine mammal 1975
Florida Porpoise Florida state saltwater mammal 1975
Hawaii Humpback whale Official marine mammal of the State 1979
Massachusetts Right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) Marine mammal or marine mammal emblem of the commonwealth 1980
Nebraska Whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus) Official state mammal 1981
Alaska Bowhead whale State marine mammal 1983
Georgia Right Whale Official Georgia State marine mammal 1985
Wyoming Bison State mammal 1985
Arizona Ringtail or Bassariscus astutus State mammal 1986
Louisiana Black bear Official state mammal 1992
Arkansas White-tailed deer Official mammal of the State of Arkansas 1993
Texas Mexican free-tailed bat Official Flying Mammal 1995
Texas Longhorn Official Large State Mammal of Texas 1995
Texas 9-Banded armadillo Official Small State Mammal of Texas 1995
Michigan White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) Official game mammal of this state 1997
Mississippi Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) State land mammal of Mississippi 1997
Alaska Moose (Alces alces) State land mammal 1998
Washington Orca Official marine mammal of the state of Washington 2005
Alabama Black Bear, subfamily Ursinae, Ursus americanus Pollas, 1780 Official state mammal of Alabama 2006
Oklahoma Mexican free-tailed bat (Tadarida brasiliensis Official state flying mammal of the State of Oklahoma 2006
Hawaii Hawaiian monk seal (Monachus schauinslandi) Official mammal of the State 2008
Alabama West Indian Manatee, family Trichechidae, order Sirenia, species Trichechus manatus Official state marine mammal of Alabama 2009
South Carolina Bottlenose dolphin Official state marine mammal 2009
South Carolina Northern Right whale Official migratory marine mammal 2009
Washington Olympic marmot Official endemic mammal of the state of Washington 2009
Georgia White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) Official Georgia state mammal 2015
Colorado [ None ]    
Connecticut [ None ]    
Delaware [ None ]    
Idaho [ None ]    
Illinois [ None ]    
Indiana [ None ]    
Iowa [ None ]    
Kansas [ None ]    
Kentucky [ None ]    
Maine [ None ]    
Maryland [ None ]    
Minnesota [ None ]    
Missouri [ None ]    
Montana [ None ]    
Nevada [ None ]    
New Hampshire [ None ]    
New Jersey [ None ]    
New Mexico [ None ]    
New York [ None ]    
North Dakota [ None ]    
Ohio [ None ]    
Oregon [ None ]    
Pennsylvania [ None ]    
Rhode Island [ None ]    
South Dakota [ None ]    
Tennessee [ None ]    
Utah [ None ]    
Vermont [ None ]    
Virginia [ None ]    
West Virginia [ None ]    
Wisconsin [ None ]    
Steve Parker

Mammal, by Steve Parker. 72 pages. Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc. (August 2, 2004) Reading level: Ages 8+.

Here is a spectacular and informative guide to the natural world of mammals. Stunning real-life photographs of bushbabies, badgers, wallabies and more offer a unique "eyewitness" view of the natural history of mammal behavior and anatomy. See how newborn mice develop, what the inside of a molehill looks like, what a whale has inside its mouth, how a chinchilla keeps its fur clean, and the only mammals that can fly. Learn how to recognize mammal footprints, why some animals store food in their cheek pouches, why you are a mammal, and how the porcupine frightens its enemies. Discover how camels can walk on sand, what mammals looked like in the Ice Age, why some mammals have spines instead of fur, what whiskers are for, why a wallaby has a pouch, and much, much more!

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Mammals

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Mammals, edited by David W. Macdonald. 976 pages. Publisher: Princeton University Press (February 9, 2009)

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Mammals is the most comprehensive and accessible reference book on mammals available. Unsurpassed in scope and stunningly illustrated, this book covers every known living species, from aardvarks to zorros. The informative and lively text is written by acclaimed researchers from around the world and features a concise general introduction to mammals followed by detailed accounts of species and groups that systematically describe form, distribution, behavior, status, conservation, and more. There are superb full-color photos and illustrations on virtually every page that show the animals in their natural settings and highlight their typical behaviors. And throughout the book, numerous "Factfile" panels with color distribution maps and scale drawings provide at-a-glance overviews of key data. The Princeton Encyclopedia of Mammals is the definitive one-volume resource--a must-have reference book for naturalists and a delight for general readers.

Mammals of North America: Fourth Edition (Peterson Field Guides)
Mammals of
North America

Fiona Reid

Mammals of North America: Fourth Edition (Peterson Field Guides), by Fiona Reid. 608 pages. Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Fourth Edition edition (November 15, 2006)

A Field Guide to Mammals of North America: The most comprehensive, in-depth, and current guide to North American mammals, this book covers all the mammals found in North America north of Mexico, including those that live in near-shore waters. The only guide to include paintings and photographs of the animals as well as photographs of mammal skulls, it has 80 color plates, plus 46 additional color illustrations and black-and-white drawings, nearly 400 range maps, and more than 100 color photographs.