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List of North American Mammals

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OrderFamilyScientific NameCommon Name
ArtiodactylaAntilocapridaeAntilocapra americana(Pronghorn)
ArtiodactylaBovidaeBison bison(American Bison)
ArtiodactylaBovidaeOvis canadensis(Bighorn Sheep)
ArtiodactylaBovidaeOvis dalli(Dall's Sheep)
ArtiodactylaBovidaeOreamnos americanus(Mountain Goat)
ArtiodactylaBovidaeOvibos moschatus(Muskox)
ArtiodactylaCervidaeRangifer tarandus(Caribou)
ArtiodactylaCervidaeCervus elaphus(Elk)
ArtiodactylaCervidaeAlces alces(Moose)
ArtiodactylaCervidaeOdocoileus hemionus(Mule Deer)
ArtiodactylaCervidaeMazama americana(Red Brocket)
ArtiodactylaCervidaeOdocoileus virginianus(White-tailed Deer)
ArtiodactylaTayassuidaePecari tajacu(Collared Peccary)
ArtiodactylaTayassuidaeTayassu pecari(White-lipped Peccary)
CarnivoraCanidaeAlopex lagopus(Arctic Fox)
CarnivoraCanidaeUrocyon cinereoargenteus(Common Gray Fox)
CarnivoraCanidaeCanis latrans(Coyote)
CarnivoraCanidaeCanis lupus(Gray Wolf)
CarnivoraCanidaeUrocyon littoralis(Island Gray Fox)
CarnivoraCanidaeVulpes macrotis(Kit Fox)
CarnivoraCanidaeVulpes vulpes(Red Fox)
CarnivoraCanidaeCanis rufus(Red Wolf)
CarnivoraCanidaeVulpes velox(Swift Fox)
CarnivoraFelidaeLynx rufus(Bobcat)
CarnivoraFelidaeLynx canadensis(Canada Lynx)
CarnivoraFelidaePuma concolor(Cougar)
CarnivoraFelidaePanthera onca(Jaguar)
CarnivoraFelidaePuma yaguarondi(Jaguarundi)
CarnivoraFelidaeLeopardus weidii(Margay)
CarnivoraFelidaeLeopardus pardalis(Ocelot)
CarnivoraMephitidaeSpilogale putorius(Eastern Spotted Skunk)
CarnivoraMephitidaeMephitis macroura(Hooded Skunk)
CarnivoraMephitidaeConepatus leuconotus(North American Hog-nosed Skunk)
CarnivoraMephitidaeMephitis mephitis(Striped Skunk)
CarnivoraMephitidaeSpilogale gracilis(Western Spotted Skunk)
CarnivoraMustelidaeTaxidea taxus(American Badger)
CarnivoraMustelidaeMartes americana(American Marten)
CarnivoraMustelidaeMustela vison(American Mink)
CarnivoraMustelidaeMustela nigripes(Black-footed Ferret)
CarnivoraMustelidaeMustela erminea(Ermine)
CarnivoraMustelidaeMartes pennanti(Fisher)
CarnivoraMustelidaeMustela nivalis(Least Weasel)
CarnivoraMustelidaeMustela frenata(Long-tailed Weasel)
CarnivoraMustelidaeLontra canadensis(Northern River Otter)
CarnivoraMustelidaeEnhydra lutris(Sea Otter)
CarnivoraMustelidaeEira barbara(Tayra)
CarnivoraMustelidaeGulo gulo(Wolverine)
CarnivoraOdobenidae Odobenus rosmarus(Walrus)
CarnivoraOtariidaeZalophus californianus(California Sea Lion)
CarnivoraOtariidaeArctocephalus townsendi(Guadalupe Fur Seal)
CarnivoraOtariidaeCallorhinus ursinus(Northern Fur Seal)
CarnivoraOtariidaeEumetopias jubatus(Steller Sea Lion)
CarnivoraPhocidaeErignathus barbatus(Bearded Seal)
CarnivoraPhocidaeHalichoerus grypus(Gray Seal)
CarnivoraPhocidaePhoca vitulina(Harbor Seal)
CarnivoraPhocidaePhoca groenlandica(Harp Seal)
CarnivoraPhocidaeMonachus schauinslandi(Hawaiian Monk Seal)
CarnivoraPhocidaeCystophora cristata(Hooded Seal)
CarnivoraPhocidaeMirounga angustirostris(Northern Elephant Seal)
CarnivoraPhocidaePhoca fasciata(Ribbon Seal)
CarnivoraPhocidaePhoca hispida(Ringed Seal)
CarnivoraPhocidaePhoca largha(Spotted Seal)
CarnivoraProcyonidaeBassariscus sumichrasti(Cacomistle)
CarnivoraProcyonidaeProcyon lotor(Northern Raccoon)
CarnivoraProcyonidaeBassariscus astutus(Ringtail)
CarnivoraProcyonidaeNasua narica(White-nosed Coati)
CarnivoraUrsidaeUrsus americanus(American Black Bear)
CarnivoraUrsidaeUrsus arctos(Brown Bear)
CarnivoraUrsidaeUrsus maritimus(Polar Bear)
CetaceaBalaenidaeBalaena mysticetus(Bowhead Whale)
CetaceaBalaenidaeEubalaena glacialis(North Atlantic Right Whale)
CetaceaBalaenidaeEubalaena japonica(North Pacific Right Whale)
CetaceaBalaenopteridae Balaenoptera musculus(Blue Whale)
CetaceaBalaenopteridae Balaenoptera edeni(Bryde's Whale)
CetaceaBalaenopteridae Balaenoptera physalus(Fin Whale)
CetaceaBalaenopteridaeMegaptera novaeangliae(Humpback Whale)
CetaceaBalaenopteridae Balaenoptera acutorostrata(Northern Minke Whale)
CetaceaBalaenopteridae Balaenoptera borealis(Sei Whale)
CetaceaDelphinidaeStenella frontalis(Atlantic Spotted Dolphin)
CetaceaDelphinidaeLagenorhynchus acutus(Atlantic White-sided Dolphin)
CetaceaDelphinidaeTursiops truncatus(Bottlenose Dolphin)
CetaceaDelphinidaeStenella clymene(Clymene Dolphin)
CetaceaDelphinidaePseudorca crassidens(False Killer Whale)
CetaceaDelphinidaeLagenodelphis hosei(Fraser's Dolphin)
CetaceaDelphinidaeOrcinus orca(Killer Whale)
CetaceaDelphinidaeDelphinus capensis(Long-beaked Common Dolphin)
CetaceaDelphinidaePeponocephala electra(Melon-headed Whale)
CetaceaDelphinidaeLissodelphis borealis(Northern Right Whale Dolphin)
CetaceaDelphinidaeLagenorhynchus obliquidens(Pacific White-sided Dolphin)
CetaceaDelphinidaeStenella attenuata(Pantropical Spotted Dolphin)
CetaceaDelphinidaeGrampus griseus(Risso's Dolphin)
CetaceaDelphinidaeSteno bredanensis(Rough-toothed Dolphin)
CetaceaDelphinidaeDelphinus delphis(Short-beaked Common Dolphin)
CetaceaDelphinidaeGlobicephala macrorhynchus(Short-finned Pilot Whale)
CetaceaDelphinidaeStenella longirostris(Spinner Dolphin)
CetaceaDelphinidaeStenella coeruleoalba(Striped Dolphin)
CetaceaDelphinidaeLagenorhynchus albirostris(White-beaked Dolphin)
CetaceaEschtrichtiidaeEschrichtius robustus(Gray Whale)
CetaceaMonodontidaeDelphinapterus leucas(Beluga)
CetaceaMonodontidaeMonodon monocerus(Narwhal)
CetaceaPhocoenidaePhocoenoides dalli(Dall's Porpoise)
CetaceaPhocoenidaePhocoena phocoena(Harbor Porpoise)
CetaceaPhyseteridaeKogia breviceps(Pygmy Sperm Whale)
CetaceaPhyseteridaePhyseter catodon(Sperm Whale)
CetaceaZiphiidaeHyperoodon ampullatus(Northern Bottlenosed Whale)
ChiropteraMolossidaeTadarida brasiliensis(Brazilian Free-tailed Bat)
ChiropteraPhyllostomidaeMacrotus californicus(California Leaf-nosed Bat)
ChiropteraPhyllostomidaeChoeronycteris mexicana(Mexican Long-tongued Bat)
ChiropteraVespertilionidaeEptesicus fuscus(Big Brown Bat)
ChiropteraVespertilionidaeMyotis californicus(California Myotis)
ChiropteraVespertilionidaeNycticeius humeralis(Evening Bat)
ChiropteraVespertilionidaeMyotis grisescens(Gray Myotis)
ChiropteraVespertilionidaeLasiurus cinereus(Hoary Bat)
ChiropteraVespertilionidaeMyotis sodalis(Indiana Bat)
ChiropteraVespertilionidaeMyotis lucifugus(Little Brown Bat)
ChiropteraVespertilionidaeMyotis septentrionalis(Northern Long-eared Myotis)
ChiropteraVespertilionidaeAntrozous pallidus(Pallid Bat)
ChiropteraVespertilionidaeLasionycteris noctivagans(Silver-haired Bat)
ChiropteraVespertilionidaeMyotis auriculus(Southwestern Myotis)
ChiropteraVespertilionidaeCorynorhinus townsendii(Townsend's Big-eared Bat)
ChiropteraVespertilionidaePipistrellus subflavus(Tri-colored Bat)
ChiropteraVespertilionidaeLasiurus blossevillii(Western Red Bat)
DidelphimorphiaDidelphidaeDidelphis virginiana(Virginia Opossum)
InsectivoraSoricidaeBlarina brevicauda(Northern Short-tailed Shrew)
InsectivoraSoricidaeSorex hoyi(Pygmy Shrew)
InsectivoraSoricidaeBlarina carolinensis(Southern Short-tailed Shrew)
InsectivoraTalpidaeCondylura cristata(Star-nosed Mole)
LagomorphaLeporidaeLepus othus(Alaskan Hare)
LagomorphaLeporidaeSylvilagus obscurus(Appalachian Cottontail)
LagomorphaLeporidaeLepus arcticus(Arctic Hare)
LagomorphaLeporidaeLepus californicus(Black-tailed Jackrabbit)
LagomorphaLeporidaeSylvilagus bachmani(Brush Rabbit)
LagomorphaLeporidaeSylvilagus audubonii(Desert Cottontail)
LagomorphaLeporidaeSylvilagus floridanus(Eastern Cottontail)
LagomorphaLeporidaeSylvilagus palustris(Marsh Rabbit)
LagomorphaLeporidaeSylvilagus nuttallii(Mountain Cottontail)
LagomorphaLeporidaeSylvilagus transitionalis(New England Cottontail)
LagomorphaLeporidaeBrachylagus idahoensis(Pygmy Rabbit)
LagomorphaLeporidaeLepus americanus(Snowshoe Hare)
LagomorphaLeporidaeSylvilagus aquaticus(Swamp Rabbit)
LagomorphaLeporidaeLepus townsendii(White-tailed Jackrabbit)
LagomorphaOchotonidaeOchotona princeps(American Pika)
RodentiaAplodontidaeAplodontia rufa(Mountain Beaver)
RodentiaCastoridaeCastor canadensis(American Beaver)
RodentiaDipodidaeZapus hudsonius(Meadow Jumping Mouse)
RodentiaDipodidaeZapus princeps(Western Jumping Mouse)
RodentiaDipodidaeNapaeozapus insignis(Woodland Jumping Mouse)
RodentiaErethizodontidaeErethizon dorsatum(North American Porcupine)
RodentiaGeomyidaeThomomys bottae(Botta's Pocket Gopher)
RodentiaGeomyidaeThomomys talpoides(Northern Pocket Gopher)
RodentiaGeomyidaeGeomys personatus(Texas Pocket Gopher)
RodentiaHeteromyidaeChaetodipus baileyi(Bailey's Pocket Mouse)
RodentiaHeteromyidaeDipodomys ingens(Giant Kangaroo Rat)
RodentiaMuridaeLemmus trimucronatus(Brown Lemming)
RodentiaMuridaeNeotoma cinerea(Bushy-tailed Woodrat)
RodentiaMuridaePeromyscus eremicus(Cactus Mouse)
RodentiaMuridaePeromyscus gossypinus(Cotton Mouse)
RodentiaMuridaePeromyscus maniculatus(Deermouse)
RodentiaMuridaeReithrodontomys humulis(Eastern Harvest Mouse)
RodentiaMuridaeSigmodon hispidus(Hispid Cotton Rat)
RodentiaMuridaeMicrotus longicaudus(Long-tailed Vole)
RodentiaMuridaeOryzomys palustris(Marsh Rice Rat)
RodentiaMuridaeMicrotus pennsylvanicus(Meadow Vole)
RodentiaMuridaeOndatra zibethicus(Muskrat)
RodentiaMuridaePeromyscus polionotus(Oldfield Mouse)
RodentiaMuridaeMicrotus miurus(Singing Vole)
RodentiaMuridaeSynaptomys cooperi(Southern Bog Lemming)
RodentiaMuridaeMicrotus oeconomus(Tundra Vole)
RodentiaMuridaeReithrodontomys megalotis(Western Harvest Mouse)
RodentiaMuridaePeromyscus leucopus(White-footed Mouse)
RodentiaMuridaeMicrotus pinetorum(Woodland Vole)
RodentiaSciuridaeSciurus aberti(Abert's Squirrel)
RodentiaSciuridaeTamias alpinus(Alpine Chipmunk)
RodentiaSciuridaeSpermophilus parryii(Arctic Ground Squirrel)
RodentiaSciuridaeSpermophilus beldingi(Belding's Ground Squirrel)
RodentiaSciuridaeCynomys ludovicianus(Black-tailed Prairie Dog)
RodentiaSciuridaeSpermophilus beecheyi(California Ground Squirrel)
RodentiaSciuridaeTamias dorsalis(Cliff Chipmunk)
RodentiaSciuridaeTamias quadrivittatus(Colorado Chipmunk)
RodentiaSciuridaeSpermophilus columbianus(Columbian Ground Squirrel)
RodentiaSciuridaeTamiasciurus douglasii(Douglas' Squirrel)
RodentiaSciuridaeTamias striatus(Eastern Chipmunk)
RodentiaSciuridaeSciurus niger(Eastern Fox Squirrel)
RodentiaSciuridaeSciurus carolinensis(Eastern Gray Squirrel)
RodentiaSciuridaeSpermophilus franklinii(Franklin's Ground Squirrel)
RodentiaSciuridaeSpermophilus lateralis(Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel)
RodentiaSciuridaeAmmospermophilus harrisii(Harris's Antelope Squirrel)
RodentiaSciuridaeMarmota caligata(Hoary Marmot)
RodentiaSciuridaeTamias rufus(Hopi Chipmunk)
RodentiaSciuridaeSpermophilus brunneus(Idaho Ground Squirrel)
RodentiaSciuridaeTamias minimus(Least Chipmunk)
RodentiaSciuridaeGlaucomys sabrinus(Northern Flying Squirrel)
RodentiaSciuridaeMarmota olympus(Olympic Marmot)
RodentiaSciuridaeTamiasciurus hudsonicus(Red Squirrel)
RodentiaSciuridaeSpermophilus richardsonii(Richardson's Ground Squirrel)
RodentiaSciuridaeSpermophilus variegatus(Rock Squirrel)
RodentiaSciuridaeSpermophilus tereticaudus(Round-tailed Ground Squirrel)
RodentiaSciuridaeGlaucomys volans(Southern Flying Squirrel)
RodentiaSciuridaeSpermophilus spilosoma(Spotted Ground Squirrel)
RodentiaSciuridaeSpermophilus tridecemlineatus(Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrel)
RodentiaSciuridaeSpermophilus armatus(Uinta Ground Squirrel)
RodentiaSciuridaeCynomys parvidens(Utah Prairie Dog)
RodentiaSciuridaeSciurus griseus(Western Gray Squirrel)
RodentiaSciuridaeCynomys leucurus(White-tailed Prairie Dog)
RodentiaSciuridaeMarmota monax(Woodchuck)
RodentiaSciuridaeSpermophilus elegans(Wyoming Ground Squirrel)
RodentiaSciuridaeMarmota flaviventris(Yellow-bellied Marmot)
RodentiaSciuridaeTamias amoenus(Yellow-pine Chipmunk)
SireniaTrichechidaeTrichechus manatus(West Indian Manatee)
XenarthraDasypodidaeDasypus novemcinctus(Nine-banded Armadillo)