We developed an initial list for the Fauna of Alaska by collating checklists from the University of Alaska Museum Birds (UAM Birds), University of Alaska Museum Mammals (UAM Mammals), and the Amphibians and Reptiles of Alaska (MacDonald 2010). The compiled checklist provided a list of all accepted names for non-fish vertebrates in Alaska. We then reconciled the initial list of names in the state to recently published reference works and peer-reviewed literature (listed below) to determine accepted names, misapplied names, and synonyms. Citations are ordered alphabetically, rather than by priority, in the table below.
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|1||Gibson et al. 2021||Gibson, D. D., L. H. DeCicco, N. R. Hajdukovich, S. C. Heinl, A. J. Lang, R. L. Scher, T. G. Tobish Jr., and J. J. Withrow. 2021. Checklist of Alaska Birds. 27th edition. Alaska Checklist Committee, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK, USA. Available: https://www.universityofalaskamuseumbirds.org|
|2||Hope et al. 2020||Hope, A. G., R. B. Stephens, S. D. Mueller, V. V. Tkach, and J. R. Demboski. 2020. Speciation of North American pygmy shrews (Eulipotyphla: Soricidae) supports spatial but not temporal congruence of diversification among boreal species. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 129(1):41–60.|
|3||Lausen et al. 2019||Lausen, C. L., M. Proctor, D. W. Nagorsen, D. Burles, D. Paetkau, E. Harmston, K. Blejwas, P. Govindarajulu, and L. Friis. 2019. Population genetics reveal Myotis keenii (Keen’s myotis) and Myotis evotis (long-eared myotis) to be a single species. Canadian Journal of Zoology 97(3):267–279.|
|4||Lepage et al. 2014||Lepage D, Vaidya G, Guralnick R. 2014. Avibase - A database system for managing and organizing taxonomic concepts. ZooKeys 135:117–135.|
|5||MacDonald 2010||MacDonald, S. O. 2010. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Alaska: A Field Handbook. Version 2.0. University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK, USA. Available: https://faunaofalaska.org/wp-content/uploads/MacDonald_2010_Amphibians_and_Reptiles_of_Alaska.pdf|
|6||MDD 2021||Mammal Diversity Database. 2021. Mammal Diversity Database. Version 1.5. Available: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4139818|
|7||Olson 2021||Olson, L. E. 2021. Checklist of the Mammals of Alaska. University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK, USA. Available: https://www.uaf.edu/museum/collections/mammal/current-mammal-species-of|
|8||Vollmer et al. 2019||Vollmer N. L., E. Ashe, R. L. Brownell, F. Cipriano, J. G. Mead, R. R. Reeves, M. S. Soldevilla, and R. Williams. 2019. Taxonomic revision of the dolphin genus Lagenorhynchus. Marine Mammal Science 35:957–1057.|
|9||Weksler et al. 2010||Weksler, M., H. C. Lanier, and L. E. Olson. 2010. Eastern Beringian biogeography: Historical and spatial genetic structure of singing voles in Alaska. Journal of Biogeography 37(8):1414–1431.|
|10||Woodman 2018||Woodman, N. 2018. American recent Eulipotyphla: Nesophontids, solendons, moles, and shrews in the New World. Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, Washington, D.C., USA.|