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17 16. Dipodomys compactus (Fig. Reithrodontomys humulis (Fig. 125) 17. Ondatra zibethicus (Fig. 18 18. 20 19. Peromyscus gossypinus (Fig. Peromyscus leucopus (Fig. 132) 20. 21 21. Dipodomys spectabilis (Fig. Dipodomys elator (Fig. 116) 22. Oryzomys couesi (Fig. 23 23. Cratogeomys castanops (Fig. Dipodomys merriami (Fig. 117) 24. Medulla flattened (Fig. 25 Medulla mixed ovate and flattened (Fig. 55 Debelica and Thies—Atlas and Key of Terrestrial Texas Mammal Hair 61 25. Scales ovate (Fig. 26 Scales other than ovate (Fig.
Corynorhinus townsendii - Townsend’s Big-eared Bat (ASNHC 11586) Medulla not present. Cuticula coronal, simple. Scales very slanted and close to each other. 5; WI=1; scale maximum d=8µm. Figure 42. Medulla (left) and cuticula (right) of Corynorhinus townsendii. Debelica and Thies—Atlas and Key of Terrestrial Texas Mammal Hair 29 Antrozous pallidus - Pallid Bat (SHM 195) Medulla not present. Cuticula coronal, simple. Scales funnel-shaped, spirally arranged. 5; scale maximum d=10µm. Figure 43. Medulla (left) and cuticula (right) of Antrozous pallidus.
Bassariscus astutus (Fig. 56) 34 Special Publications, Museum of Texas Tech University 23. 25 24. Cuticula flattened (Fig. Procyon lotor (Fig. 57) Cuticula crenate (Fig. Ursus americanus (Fig. 54) 25. Leopardus wiedii (Fig. 26 26. Lontra canadensis (Fig. Ursus arctos (Fig. 55) Family Canidae Canis latrans - Coyote (SHM 53) Medulla continuous, homogeneous but unpenetrated by light, vacuolated, occupies entire shaft. Cuticula imbricate, crenate, scale edges smooth, rows very irregular and broken.