This manual covers the 83 native and introduced marsupial, insectivore, bat, lagomorph, and rodent species known to occur in British Columbia. It is intended to serve as a standard reference for students and wildlife biologists identifying voucher specimens or animals "in the hand" captured during field studies. The manual has two independent sets of identification keys, one for whole animals or museum study skins and the other for cleaned skulls. In addition, a brief species account is provided for each of the 83 species. Each account includes a description, body measurements and weight, information on discriminating similar species, a range map, and illustrations of the species and its skull. Technical terms are defined in a glossary; important references and other useful identification manuals are listed in a bibliography.
Nagorsen, David W.. 2002. An Identification Manual to the Small Mammals of British Columbia. Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection