Mammal species in our collection
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A note on mammalian taxonomy

The relationship between taxonomic groups of many living mammals is a state of flux as new molecular studies propose novel and sometimes controversial relationships among mammalian families. Some of these molecular results are not supported by morphological data and thus not generally accepted. To avoid this controversy, we choose to list mammalian families in the systematic order provided in the sixth edition of Walker's Mammals of the World, i.e., Monotremes – MarsupialsArmadillos and SlothsMoles, Shrews and HedgehogsBatsPrimatesCarnivoresSeals and Sea LionsWhales and Dolphins – Sirenia – Odd-toed Ungulates – HyraxesDeer, Antelopes, Wild Cattle, and Wild Pigs – Pangolins – RodentsHares and Rabbits.

Presently we have images of 106 species of mammals, mostly from North America.


    Marsupialia - Marsupials    
  Didelphidae - Opossums    
    Didelphis aurita Big-eared Opossum  
    Didelphis virginiana Virginia Opossum  
    Xenarthra - Xenarthrans    
  Dasypodidae - Long-nosed Armadillos  
    Dasypus novemcinctus Nine-banded Armadillo
  Bradypodidae - Three-toed Sloths    
    Bradypus variegatus Brown-throated Sloth  
    Insectivora - Hedgehogs, Moles, and Shrews    
  Erinaceidae - Hedgehogs    
    Paraechinus hypomelas Brandt's Hedgehog  
  Talpidae - Moles  
    Condylura cristata Star-nosed Mole
    Parascalops breweri Hairy-tailed Mole  
  Soricidae - Shrews    
    Blarina brevicauda Northern Short-tailed Shrew  
    Sorex cinereus Masked Shrew  
    Sorex fumeus Smoky Shrew  
    Chiroptera - Bats    
  Emballonuridae - Sac-winged Bats  
    Saccopteryx bilineata Greater Sac-winged Bat
  Phyllostomidae - New World Leaf-nosed Bats    
    Artibeus aztecus Aztec Fruit-eating Bat  
    Artibeus lituratus Great Fruit-eating Bat  
    Artibeus obscurus Dark Fruit-eating Bat  
    Carollia perspicillata Seba's Short-tailed Bat  
    Glossophaga soricina Pallas's Long-tongued Bat  
  Vespertilionidae - Evening Bats    
    Antrozous pallidus Pallid Bat  
    Eptesicus fuscus Big Brown Bat  
    Lasionycteris noctivagans Silver-haired Bat  
    Lasiurus borealis Eastern Red Bat  
    Myotis leibii Eastern Small-footed Myotis  
    Myotis lucifugus Little Brown Bat  
    Myotis septentrionalis Northern (Long-eared) Myotis  
    Myotis velifer Cave Myotis  
    Pipistrellus kuhli Kuhl's Pipistrelle  
    Pipistrellus subflavus Eastern Pipistrelle  
  Molossidae - Free-tailed Bats  
    Tadarida brasiliensis Mexican Free-tailed Bat
    Primates - Monkeys    
  Callitrichidae - Marmosets    
    Callithrix jacchus Common Marmoset  
    Callithrix penicillata Black-tufted Marmoset  
  Cebidae - Capuchins    
    Sapajus nigritus Black-horned Capuchin  
  Atelidae - Spider Monkeys and Howlers    
    Alouatta guariba Brown Howler  
    Carnivora - Carnivorans  
  Canidae - Dogs    
    Canis latrans Coyote  
  Ursidae - Bears    
    Ursus americanus American Black Bear  
  Procyonidae - Raccoons and allies    
    Procyon lotor Northern Raccoon  
  Mustelidae - Weasels, Otters, Skunks, and allies  
    Martes americana American Marten  
    Martes pennanti Fisher  
    Mephitis mephitis Striped Skunk  
    Mustela frenata Long-tailed Weasel  
    Lontra canadensis Northern River Otter
  Felidae - Cats    
    Lynx rufus Bobcat  
    Pinnipedia - Seals    
  Otariidae - Eared Seals    
    Arctocephalus australis South American Fur Seal  
    Otaria flavescens South American Sea Lion  
    Zalophus californianus California Sea Lion  
  Phocidae - True Seals    
    Phoca vitulina Harbour Seal  
    Cetacea - Whales and Dolphins    
  Balaenidae - Right Whales    
    Eubalaena glacialis North Atlantic Right Whale  
  Balaenopteridae - Rorquals  
    Balaenoptera acutorostrata Minke Whale
    Balaenoptera physalus Fin Whale  
    Megaptera novaeangliae Humpback Whale  
  Delphinidae - Oceanic Dolphins    
    Orcinus orca Killer Whale  
    Stenella attenuata Pantropical Spotted Dolphin  
    Stenella frontalis Atlantic Spotted Dolphin  
    Tursiops truncatus Bottlenose Dolphin  
  Hyracoidea - Hyraxes    
    Procaviidae - Hyraxes    
    Procavia (capensis) syriacus Rock (Cape) Hyrax  
    Artiodactyla - Even-toed Ungulates    
  Tayassuidae - Peccaries  
    Tayassu tajacu Collared Peccary
pronghorns   Antilocapridae - Pronghorns    
    Antilocapra americana Pronghorn  
  Cervidae - Deer    
    Alces alces Moose  
    Odocoileus hemionus Mule Deer  
    Odocoileus virginianus White-tailed Deer  
    Rangifer tarandus caribou Woodland Caribou  
  Bovidae - Cattle, Antelopes, and Goats  
    Capra nubiana Nubian Ibex
    Rodentia - Rodents    
  Sciuridae - Squirrels, Marmots, and allies    
Sciurinae   Sciurinae - True Squirrels and Flying Squirrels    
    Sciurus aestuans Brazilian or Guianan Squirrel  
    Sciurus carolinensis Eastern Gray Squirrel  
    Sciurus granatensis Red-tailed Squirrel  
    Sciurus niger Fox Squirrel  
    Tamiasciurus hudsonicus Red Squirrel  
    Glaucomys volans Southern Flying Squirrel  
Xerinae   Xerinae - Ground Squirrels, Marmots, Chipmunks, and Prairie Dogs  
    Tamias striatus Eastern Chipmunk  
    Neotamias minimus Least Chipmunk  
    Spermophilus spilosoma Spotted Ground Squirrel  
    Spermophilus tridecemlineatus Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrel  
    Spermophilus variegatus Rock Squirrel  
    Marmota monax Woodchuck
    Cynomys ludovicianus Black-tailed Prairie Dog  
  Castoridae - Beavers  
    Castor canadensis  1, 2, 3, 4, 5 North American Beaver  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  
  Geomyidae - Pocket Gophers    
    Geomys bursarius Plains Pocket-Gopher  
    Cratogeomys castanops Yellow-faced Pocket-Gopher  
  Heteromyidae - Pocket Mice and Kangaroo Rats    
    Dipodomys ordii Ord's Kangaroo Rat  
    Perognathus flavus Silky Pocket Mouse  
    Chaetodipus hispidus Hispid Pocket Mouse  
  Dipodidae - Jerboas and Jumping Mice  
Allactaginae   Allactaginae - Jerboas    
    Allactaga elater Little Five-toed Jerboa  
  Zapodinae - Jumping Mouse    
    Napaeozapus insignis Woodland Jumping Mouse  
    Zapus hudsonius Meadow Jumping Mouse  
    Muridae - Old World Mice and Rats    
  Gerbillinae - Gerbils    
    Meriones libycus Libyan Jird  
    Psammomys obesus Sand Rat  
    Cricetidae - Voles, Hamsters, and New World Mice    
  Arvicolinae - Voles    
    Microtus arvalis Common Vole
    Microtus pennsylvanicus Meadow Vole  
    Microtus pinetorum Woodland Vole  
    Ondatra zibethicus Muskrat  
  Neotominae - New World Mice  
    Baiomys taylori Northern Pygmy Mouse  
    Neotoma leucodon White-toothed Woodrat  
    Neotoma micropus Southern Plains Woodrat  
    Peromyscus leucopus    1, 2 White-footed Mouse  1, 2  
    Peromyscus maniculatus Deer Mouse  
    Reithrodontomys megalotis Western Harvest Mouse  
    Onychomys leucogaster Northern Grasshopper Mouse  
  Sigmodontinae - Cotton Rats and allies  
    Sigmodon hispidus Hispid Cotton Rat  
    Nectomys squamipes Scaly-footed Water Rat
  Erethizontidae - New World Porcupines    
    Erethizon dorzatum North American Porcupine  
  Caviidae - Wild Cavies and Capybaras    
    Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris Capybara  
    Lagomorpha - Hares, Rabbits, and Pikas    
  Leporidae - Hares and Rabbits    
    Lepus americanus Snowshoe Hare  
    Sylvilagus audubonii Desert Cottontail  
    Sylvilagus floridanus Eastern Cottontail