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.

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Current Issue: Volume 78, Number 2 (2018)

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Seasonal spatial ecology of mountain lions (Puma concolor) in the central Sierra Nevada
Justin A. Dellinger, Eric R. Loft, Ronald C. Bertram, Donald L. Neal, Marc W. Kenyon, and Steven G. Torres


Bat hibernacula in caves of southern Idaho: implications for monitoring and management
Jericho C. Whiting, Bill Doering, Gary Wright, Devin K. Englestead, Justin A. Frye, and Todd Stefanic



Cougar dispersal and natal homing in a desert environment
David M. Choate, Kathleen M. Longshore, and Daniel B. Thompson


New state record and potential distribution of the snake Sibon nebulatus from Mexico
Luis Badillo-Saldaña, Jose Daniel Lara-Tufiño, Aurelio Ramírez-Bautista, and Jonathan A. Campbell

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