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Added templates for other mammalian families

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@ -87,12 +87,18 @@ Tetrapods have evolved into four major groups: amphibians (class Amphibia), rept
\subsubsection{Taxonomy}
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Broadly speaking, mammals are defined as animals which have fur and provide milk for their young.
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\subsubsection{Family Didelphidae}
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General description of family
\paragraph{Virginia Opossum (\textit{Didelphis virginiana})} Also known as the North American opossum, the Virginia opossum is the only marsupial living north of Mexico.
Opossums can vary greatly in size ranging in size from 33 to 55 centimeters from the tip of the snout to the base of the tail, with the tail adding another 25–54 cm (9.8–21.3 in). Males are slightly larger, with an average body length of 40.8 cm (16.1 in) with an average tail length of 29.4 cm (11.6 in), while females are 40.6 cm (16.0 in) long with a 28.1 cm (11.1 in) tail. Weight for males ranges from 2.1–2.8 kg (4.6–6.2 lb) and for females from 1.9–2.1 kg (4.2–4.6 lb).
@ -111,13 +117,15 @@ They have dull greyish-brown coats, except for their faces, which are white. The
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General description of family
\paragraph{Snowshoe Hare (\textit{Lepus americanus})} So called because of its large hind feet, which prevent it from sinking into the snow when it walks and hops. Its fur is rusty brown in summer, turning white in winter, which helps to disguise it in a snowy landscape. It is mainly active at night, sometimes feeding in small groups. It does not hibernate. It is found across the northern portion of the lower peninsula and throughout the upper peninsula.
\paragraph{Eastern Cottontail (\textit{Sylvilagus floridanus})} Common throughout the lower peninsula, it is the most common rabbit species in North America.
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\subsection{Family Sciuridae}
\subsubsection{Family Sciuridae}
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\subsubsection{Family Procyonidae}
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General description of family
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\subsubsection{Family Mephitidae}
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General description of family
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\subsubsection{Family Castoridae}
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General description of family
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\subsubsection{Family Muridae}
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General description of family
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\subsubsection{Family Erethizontidae}
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General description of family
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\subsubsection{Family Mustelidae}
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General description of family
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\subsubsection{Family Canidae}
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General description of family
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\subsubsection{Family Felidae}
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General description of family
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\subsubsection{Family Ursidae}
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General description of family
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\subsubsection{Family Cervidae}
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General description of family
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\subsubsection{Family Bovidae}
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General description of family
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\subsubsection{Family Muridae}
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General description of family
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\subsubsection{Family Talpidae}
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General description of family
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\subsubsection{Family Soricidae}
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General description of family
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\subsubsection{Order Chiroptera}
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General description of order
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\subsection{Class Aves}
\subsection{Class Reptilia}

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