(Abbreviations used in the text can be found in bold following the entry)

Attenborough, David, Life on Earth, A Natural History, 1979, Little, Brown and Company, Boston and Toronto

Audubon, John James, Audubonís Quadrupeds of North America, 1846

Bolgiano, Chris, Mountain Lion, An Unnatural History of Pumas and People, 1995, Stackpole Books, 

Brown, Larry N., A Guide to the Mammals of the Southeastern United States, 1997, The University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville (BROWN)

Burt, William H., and Grossenhieder, Richard P., The Peterson Field Guide Series: A Field Guide to the Mammals of America North of Mexico, 1976, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston (PETERSON)

Chapman, Joseph and Feldhamer, George, Wild Mammals of North America Biology, Management, and Economics, 1982, The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD (CHAPMAN AND FELDHAMER)

Forsyth, Adrian, Mammals of North America, Temperate and Arctic Regions, 1999, Firefly Books, Willowdale, Ontario (FORSYTH)

Houk, Rose, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 1993, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston and New York. (HOUK)

Linzey, Donald W., The Mammals of Virginia, 1998, The McDonald & Woodward Publishing Company, Blacksburg, VA (MAMMALS OF VA)

Linzey, Donald W., Mammals of Great Smoky Mountains National Park Ė 1995 Update, 1995, The Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society, North Carolina

Nowak, Ronald M., Walker's Mammals of the World, Sixth Edition, 1999, The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore and London (NOWAK)

Merritt, Joseph F., Guide to the Mammals of Pennsylvania, 1987, University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, PA (MAMMALS OF PA)

Murie, Olaus J., The Peterson Field Guide Series: A Field Guide to Animal Tracks, 1974, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston

Reader, John, The Rise of Life, 1986, Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Rue III, Leonard Lee, Furbearing Animals of North America, 1981, Crown Publishers, New York (RUE)

Shedd, Warner, Owls Arenít Wise & Bats Arenít Blind, 2000, Harmony Books, New York, NY (SHEDD)

Stephenson, Steven L., Upland Forests of West Virginia, 1993, McClain Printing Co, Parson, WV (STEPHENSON)

Stokes, Donald & Lilian, Stokes Nature Guides: A Guide to Animal Tracking and Behavior, 1986, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, Toronto, London

Webster, William David, Parnell, James F., and Biggs, Walter C. Jr., Mammals of the Carolinas, Virginia and Maryland, 1985, University of North Carolina Press, North Carolina (MAMMALS OF CA,VA&MD)

Weigl, Peter D., et al, The Ecology of the Fox Squirrel in North Carolina, 1989, Bulletin Number 24 of Tall Timbers Research Station, Tallahassee, FL (WEIGL)

Weigl, Peter D., and Knowles, Travis W., The Distribution and Ecology of the Northern Flying Squirrel in the Southern Appalachians, 1999, North Carolina Wildlife Commission, Division of Wildlife Management, Raleigh, NC (WEIGL)

Whitaker, Jr., John O., National Audubon Society's Mammals of North America, 1996, Alfred Knopf, New York, New York (NAS)

Whitaker, Jr., John O. and Hamilton, Jr., William J., Mammals of the Eastern United States, 1998, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY (W/H)

Wilson, Don E. and Ruff, Sue, The Smithsonian Book of North American Mammals, 1999, The Smithsonian Institution, Washington and London (WILSON)