Useful Links

Regional and Country Specific Links

For links to regional-specific resources please check out the relevant ecozone page. Country (or State or Territory) resources are include on each country page.

Please mail me if you can recommend more links!

Global Mammal Links

Books and academic resources

Google is by far your best bet to look for books and material as I cannot hope to keep up. There are details of many books on this site (either as reviews, or listed at the bottom of the relevant country or ecozone pages (ecozone pages list books that are regional more than national).

Here are a very few of the websites I have found useful. But, you know, Google is going to be more useful than this list….

The Journal Of Mammalian Biology has some useful articles on species distribution and so on.

University of California, Berkeley’s Hall of Mammals. Lots of information and pictures.

University of Michigan’s Animal Diversity Web has a lot of scientific information, pictures etc, searchable by species.

The American Society of Mammalogists has a large collection of images of many species (from inside and outside the Americas). They also maintain a list of mammals.

ARKIVE is a collection of thousands of videos, images and fact-files illustrating the world’s species. A couple of mine are up there somewhere.

Species Lists, Taxonomy and Range

Mammal Data Add On for BirdBase and BirdArea, Santa Barbara Software Products. Many birders are familiar with the BirdBase software. This database of bird species allows birders to compile trip reports, regional and life lists etc. Santa Barbara Software now produce a Mammal Data Add-On for their software.  The first edition compiled from the information in Duff & Lawson’s book (see above). It is easy to use, and a usefultool for trip planning and record keeping. All my lists on this website were spat out using the software. The list was updated in 2013, though I am sticking with the earlier version and updating it as I go because I prefer the original taxonomy.

Alternatively use my checklist. And once you have a list you can add your mammal list total to the Surfbirds site.

The IUCN’s Redlist is a fabulous resource with detailed range and other information on every species, including recent taxonomic changes. You can also download the range maps (and metadata) for each species in ESRI GIS shapefile format.

The WWF’s Species Finder is an interactive tool that lets you find the range and details of any mammal species.

You can stay abreast of the latest taxonomy if you follow the  Novataxa blog.

Observado is a public database where you can record your mammal sightings. It is active and worth checking out, particularly if you are searching for certain species. If you are trying to work out the GPS coordinates for some mammal spot (or vice versa) then try this converter.


The IUCN’s Cat Specialist Group has a swag of information on the world’s 36 feline species.

The Carnivore Conservation Organisation.


Jim Buzbee’s Bat Box is an extraordinary website with hundreds of bat related links.

Bat Conservation International.

Here’s a link to a set of bat species distributions on google maps.

Whales And Dolphins

The American Cetacean Society.

The Obis Seamap has GIS information about sightings of all species (choose browse species, then mammalia).


The Ultimate Ungulate Page is a guide to the world’s hoofed mammals.


The IUCN’s Action Plan for Lagomorphs has useful information on distributions of the world’s rabbits and pikas.

Trip Reports

Don Roberson’s trip reports have quite a lot of detail about some of the mammals he has seen.

Cloudbirders is a nice resource where you can search reports by species. Its mainly birds but some of the birders record mammals.

Surfbirds is obviously focussed on birds but has lots of trip reports some of which have information on mammals.

Birdquest has some good reports too with details of mammals.

The Fat Birder is, again, bird focussed but lots of useful information on countries, wildlife guides, and trip reports, some with good mammal info.

Jean-Michel Bompar’s site has some superb pictures of mammals from his travels around the world. It is in French but he speaks good English if you contact him and is very knowledgeable (especially about bats and cetaceans).

Coke Smith’s site has some fabulous photos and reports of his mammal adventures around the world.

Where to watch birds and other wildlife is a useful resource too.

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