The Western North American Naturalist (formerly Great Basin Naturalist) publishes peer-reviewed experimental and descriptive research pertaining to the biological natural history of western North America.

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Current Issue: Volume 84, Number 1 (2024)

Front Matter



Ultrasonic vocalizations of Humboldt’s flying squirrel (Glaucomys oregonensis)
Travis A. Farwell, Corinne A. Diggins, and Barbara Clucas


Weather effects on herbaceous yields: Wyoming big sagebrush steppe, southeastern Oregon
Jonathan D. Bates, Stella M. Copeland, Stuart P. Hardegree, Corey A. Moffet, and Kirk W. Davies


First insights into the diversity of green algae from White Sands National Park and Organ Mountains–Desert Peaks National Monument
Karolina Fučíková, Victoria Williamson, Cameron Choquette, David Bustos, and Nicole Pietrasiak



Contributions to an insect survey of Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
Jeremy B. Jensen, Ernie Vilela, Kelsey Stone, and T. Heath Ogden


Vocalization recordings of the Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis) in the Sierra San Pedro Mártir, Baja California, Mexico
Gonzalo De León-Girón, Tonatiuh Gaona-Melo, Gorgonio Ruiz-Campos, Stephanie A. Eyes, and Connor M. Wood


A temporal color variant in the Blunt-headed Salamander (Ambystoma amblycephalum) in west-central Mexico
Armando de Jesús Fraustros-Sandoval, Aldo Dávalos-Martínez, Verónica Carolina Rosas-Espinoza, Saulo Alfredo Cortés-Arévalo, José Luis Navarrete-Heredia, and Ana Luisa Santiago-Pérez


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