In the May 1973 issue of Word Ways, David L. Silverman posed the problem of finding common names of mammals beginning with each of the 26 letters of the alphabet. For reasons not entirely clear, flying or gliding mammals such as bats and flying lemurs, and aquatic mammals such as seals and whales, were excluded from consideration.
Quincunx, Ramona J.
Word Ways: Vol. 6
, Article 14.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol6/iss4/14