My own prelim list of Mammals of North America
Since Vladimir Dinets just posted his own checklist, I thought I would post my unfinished efforts at the similar project.
This is unfinished, and I still need to revise/look over moles, bats, hoofed mammals, and carnivores, so the list of those groups is likely to face substantial revision. I also need to incorporate some papers that have been published over the last year and a half. It differs in several ways from Dinets’ checklist, including taxonomic decisions (I tend to lean towards splitting, not lumping species and genera), as well as the inclusion of Hawaii (not that this actually adds much beyond some exotics and Hawaiian Monk Seal).
I have tried to extensively annotate it, and also list where more work is needed and where future lumps and splits. I have avoided making any novel changes as well, and only split/lump species which have been firmly argued for in some scientific paper.
I would love comments and suggestions, and references for any papers that I have neglected and overlooked.