Skull and mandibles of Sylvilagus audubonii, Centennial Museum imageAn attempt will be made here to include all native mammals of the Chihuahuan Desert Region; some successful introductions also will be treated. Pictured species are preceded in the list by the symbol §. Within the species accounts, links may be given to other sites; again, those with images will be marked by §. Links to sites in Spanish are preceded by "En Españo."

Various changes in taxonomy have occurred since these pages were initiated. The accounts are currently being brought into compliance with the third edition of Wilson and Reeder (2005).

Order Didelphimorphia—Opossums and Relatives; Tlacuaches y Relativos

Family Didelphidae—Opossums; Tlacuaches

§ Didelphis virginiana—Virginia Opossum; Tlacuache Común

Order Rodentia—Rodents; Roedores

Family Sciuridae—Squirrels; Ardillas

§ Ammospermophilus harrisii—Harris's Antelope Squirrel

Ammospermophilus interpres—Texas Antelope Squirrel

§ Cynomys ludovicianus—Black-tailed Prairie Dog

Ictidomys mexicanus—Mexican Ground Squirrel; Motoche

§ Xerospermophilus spilosoma—Spotted Ground Squirrel

§ Otospermophilus variegatus—Rock Squirrel; Ardilla de Pedregal

Family Castoridae—Beavers; Castores

§ Castor canadensis—Beaver; Castor

Family Heteromyidae—Heteromyid Rodents

§ Dipodomys merriami—Merriam's Kangaroo Rat; Rata de Nopalera

§ Dipodomys ordii—Ord's Kangaroo Rat

Dipodomys nelsoni—Nelson's Kangaroo Rat

§ Dipodomys spectabilis—Banner-tailed Kangaroo Rat

Chaetodipus eremicus—Chihuahuan Pocket Mouse

Chaetodipus hispidus—Hispid Pocket Mouse

§ Chaetodipus intermedius—Rock Pocket Mouse

Chaetodipus nelsoni—Nelson's Pocket Mouse

§ Chaetodipus penicillatus—Desert Pocket Mouse

§ Perognathus flavescens—Plains Pocket Mouse

Perognathus flavus—Silky Pocket Mouse

Family Geomyidae—Pocket Gophers; Tuzas

Cratogeomys castanops—Yellow-faced Pocket Gopher

Geomys arenarius—Desert Pocket Gopher

§ Thomomys bottae—Botta's Pocket Gopher

Thomomys umbrinus—Southern Pocket Gopher

Family Muridae—Old World Rats and Mice

Subfamily Murinae—Old World Rats and Mice; Ratas y Ratones del Viejo Mundo

Mus musculus—House Mouse; Ratón Casero

§ Rattus rattus—Black Rat; Rata Negra

Family Cricetidae—New World Rats and Mice; Ratas y Ratones del Nuevo Mundo

Subfamily Neotominae—Neotomine Mice and Rats

§ Neotoma albigula—White-throated Woodrat; Rata magueyera

§ Neotoma leucodon—White-toothed Woodrat; Eastern White-throated Woodrat; Rata magueyera oriental

Neotoma goldmani—Goldman's Woodrat

Neotoma mexicana—Mexican Woodrat

Neotoma micropus—Southern Plains Woodrat

Onychomys arenicola—Mearns Grasshopper Mouse

§ Onychomys leucogaster—Northern Grasshopper Mouse

Peromyscus boylii—Brush Mouse

§ Peromyscus eremicus—Cactus Mouse

§ Peromyscus leucopus—White-footed Mouse

§ Peromyscus maniculatus—Deer Mouse

Peromyscus nasutus—Rock Mouse

Peromyscus pectoralis—White-ankled Mouse

§ Reithrodontomys megalotis—Western Harvest Mouse

Reithrodontomys montanus—Plains Harvest Mouse

Subfamily Sigmodontinae—Sigmodontine Rats and Mice

Sigmodon fulviventer—Tawny-bellied Cotton Rat

§ Sigmodon hispidus—Hispid Cotton Rat

Sigmodon ochrognathus—Yellow-nosed Cotton Rat

Subfamily Arvicolinae—Arvicoline Rodents

§ Ondatra zibethicus—Muskrat; Rata Almizclera

Family Erethizontidae—New World Porcupines

§ Erethizon dorsata—Porcupine; Puerco espín

Order Lagomorpha—Lagomorphs

Family Leporidae—Hares and Rabbits; Liebres y Conejos

§ Lepus californicus—Black-tailed Jack Rabbit; Liebre de Cola Negra

Lepus callotis—White-sided Jack Rabbit

§ Sylvilagus audubonii—Desert Cottontail; Conejo del Desierto

§ Sylvilagus floridanus—Eastern Cottontail

Order Soricomorpha—Shrews, Moles, and Relatives; Musarañas, Topos, y Relativos

Family Soricidae—Shrews; Musarañas

§ Notiosorex crawfordi—Desert Shrew; Musaraña del Desierto

Order Chiroptera—Bats; Murciélagos

Family Molossidae—Free-tailed Bats; Murciélagos de Colas Libres

§ Eumops perotis—Western Mastiff Bat; Gran Murciélago Mastín

§ Nyctinomops femorosaccus—Pocketed Free-tailed Bat; Murciélago De Cola Libre

§ Nyctinomops macrotis—Big Free-tailed Bat; Murciélago Grande de Cola Libre

§ Tadarida brasiliensis—Brazilian Free-tailed Bat; Murciélago Guanero

Family Mormoopidae—Mormoopid Bats

Mormoops megalophylla—Ghost-faced Bat; Murciélago de Cara Plegada

Family Phyllostomidae—Leaf-nosed Bats

§ Choeronycteris mexicana—Mexican Long-tongued Bat; Murciélago Lengüilargo

§ Leptonycteris nivalis—Mexican Long-nosed Bat; Murciélago Hocicudo de la Nieve

§ Leptonycteris yerbabuenae—Lesser Long-nosed Bat; Murciélago Hocicudo de Yerbabuena

Family Vespertilionidae—Vespertilionid Bats

§ Antrozous pallidus—Pallid Bat; Murciélago Pálido

§ Corynorhinus townsendii—Towndsend's Big-eared Bat; Murciélago Orejas De Mula

§ Euderma maculatum—Spotted Bat; Murciélago Pinto

§ Eptesicus fuscus—Big Brown Bat; Gran Murciélago Moreno

§ Lasionycteris noctivagans—Silver-haired Bat; Murciélago Pelo-plateado

§ Lasiurus borealis—Red Bat; Murciélago Rojizo

§ Lasiurus cinereus—Hoary Bat; Murciélago Escarchado

Lasiurus ega—Southern Yellow Bat; Murciélago Amarillo

§ Myotis californicus—California Myotis; Murcielaguito De California

§ Myotis ciliolabrum—Western Small-footed Bat; Murcielaguito Occidental De Patas Cortas

§ Myotis lucifugus—Little Brown Bat; Murcielaguito Moreno

§ Myotis thysanodes—Fringed Myotis; Murcielaguito De Cola Orlada

§ Myotis velifer—Cave Myotis; Murcielaguito De Las Cuevas

§ Myotis volans—Long-legged Myotis; Murcielaguito De Piernas Largas

Myotis yumanensis—Yuma Myotis; Murcielaguito Pardo De Yuma

§ Nycticeius humeralis—Evening Bat; Murciélago Crepuscular

§ Parastrellus hesperus—Western Pipistrelle; Pipistrelo Occidental

Order Primates—Primates; Primates

Family Hominidae—Man-like Primates; Antropoides

Homo sapiens—Man; Humano

Order Carnivora—Carnivores; Carnívoros

Family Felidae—Cats; Gatos

§ Puma concolor—Mountain Lion; León de la Montaña

§ Leopardus pardalis—Ocelot; Ocelote

§ Lynx rufus—Bobcat; Gato Montes

§ Panthera onca—Jaguar

Family Canidae—Wolves, Coyotes, and Foxes; Lobos, Coyotes, y Zorras

§ Canis latrans—Coyote; Coyote

§ Canis lupus—Gray Wolf; Lobo Gris

§ Urocyon cinereoargenteus—Gray Fox; Zorra Gris

§ Vulpes macrotis—Kit Fox; Zorra del Desierto

§ Vulpes vulpes—Red Fox; Zorra Roja

Family Ursidae—Bears; Osos

§ Ursus americanus—Black Bear; Oso Negro

§ Ursus arctos—Grizzly Bear; Oso Plateado

Family Mustelidae—Mustelids

Subfamily Mustelinae—Wolverines, Martens, and Weasels

§ Mustela frenata—Long-tailed Weasel; Comadreja

Subfamily Melinae—Badgers; Tejones

§ Taxidea taxus—Badger; Tejón

Family Mephitidae—Skunks; Zorrillos

§ Conepatus leuconotus—Hog-nosed Skunk; Zorrillo Cadeno

§ Mephitis macroura—Hooded Skunk; Zorrillo Listado

§ Mephitis mephitis—Striped Skunk; Zorrillo Rayado

§ Spilogale gracilis—Western Spotted Skunk; Zorrillo Pinto

Family Procyonidae—Procyonids; Familia de Mapaches

§ Bassariscus astutus—Ringtail; Cacomixtle

§ Nasua narica—White-nosed Coati; Coatí

§ Procyon lotor—Raccoon; Mapache

Order Artiodactyla—Even-toed Ungulates

Family Tayassuidae—Peccaries; Jabalís

§ Pecari tajacu—Collared Peccary, Javelina; Jabalí de Collar

Family Cervidae—Deer, Moose, Wapiti, and Caribou; Venados

§ Odocoileus hemionus—Mule Deer; Venado Buro

§ Odocoileus virginianus—White-tailed Deer; Venado Cola Blanca

Family Antilocapridae—Pronghorn; Berrendo

§ Antilocapra americana—Pronghorn; Berrendo

Family Bovidae—Bovids; Familia de Vacas

§ Bison bison—American Bison; Bisonte Americano

§ Ovis canadensis—Bighorn Sheep; Borrego Cimarrón


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Last Update: 10 Jan 2011