Mammalian Species

Mammalian Species is published by the American Society of Mammalogists with 10-20 individual species accounts issued each year. Each uniform account summarizes the current understanding of the biology of an individual species including systematics, distribution, fossil history, genetics, anatomy, physiology, behavior, ecology, and conservation. The accounts vary from 5-14 pages depending upon what is known about the species.  Online access is available here.

A complete list of Mammalian Species Accounts can be downloaded as an Excel spreadsheet here. Taxonomy follows MSW3, with some updates. Note that since 2010, accounts have also been assigned a volume number, beginning with volume 42, and that, online, accounts are called ‘issues’. This file will be updated regularly. Please send any errors to Dr. Jacob Goheen (, ASM Publications Director.

ASM members have online access to ALL articles published in ASM journals. Non-members have online access to articles published from 1996 to present via the respective journals pages at Oxford University Press (, with a 1-year embargo on new papers. For articles published prior to 1996, non-members can purchase short-term access at the OUP journals pages, can obtain articles via the JSTOR digital library if their institution is a subscriber, or by requesting a copy from the author. Membership is the best way to ensure full and immediate access to ASM publications - join ASM here.