Mammalian Species

Mammalian Species is published by the American Society of Mammalogists with 15-25 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. Paul Stapp (, ASM Publications Director.

ASM members have online access to all Mammalian Species accounts. Non-members also have online access to older accounts, but there is a 12-month embargo on access to new issues. Membership is the best way to ensure complete and immediate access to all ASM publications and to enjoy member publishing benefits  - join ASM here.