For more than 75 years, the Western North American Naturalist (formerly Great Basin Naturalist) has published peer-reviewed experimental and descriptive research pertaining to the biological natural history of western North America.

Submissions are always welcome. Please submit manuscripts to our editorial management system here.

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Current Issue: Volume 77, Number 2 (2017)

Front Matter



Between hot rocks and dry places: the status of the Dixie Valley toad
Matthew J. Forrest, Josefin Stiller, Tim L. King, and Greg W. Rouse


Seasonal progression of aquatic organisms in a temporary wetland in northern California
Michael G. Peterson, Kevin B. Lunde, Ming-Chih Chiu, and Vincent H. Resh


Estimating ages of Utah chubs by use of pectoral fin rays, otoliths, and scales
Kayla M. Griffin, Zachary S. Beard, Jon M. Flinders, and Michael C. Quist


A surprising discovery of American pika sites in the northwestern Great Basin
Mackenzie R. Jeffress, K. Jane Van Gunst, and Constance I. Miller



Range extension of the giant water bug Belostoma flumineum Say 1832 (Hemiptera: Belostomatidae) to Saskatchewan, Canada
Iain D. Phillips, Stephen Srayko, Kate S. Prestie, Aaron J. Bell, and Dale Parker


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