LLELA Mammal Checklist

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Taxonomic Order

Common Name

Scientific Name

Observed Abundance

Marsupials

Virginia Opossum

Didelphis virginiana

C

Insectivores

Southern Short-tailed Shrew

Blarina carolinensis

U

 

Eastern Mole

Scalopus aquaticus

U

Bats

Red Bat

Lasiurus borealis

U

 

Hoary Bat

Lasiurus cinereus

U

 

Evening Bat

Nycticeius humeralis

C

Armadillos

Nine-banded Armadillo

Dasypus novemcinctus

A

Rabbits & Hares

Black-tailed Jackrabbit

Lepus californicus

R

 

Eastern Cottontail

Sylvilagus floridanus

C

Rodents

Northern Pigmy Mouse

Baiomys taylori

C

 

Beaver

Castor canadensis

C

 

Nutria

Myocastor coypus

U

 

Eastern Wood Rat

Neotoma floridana

C

 

Muskrat

Ondatra zibethicus

U

 

Texas Mouse

Peromyscus attwateri

R

 

White-footed Mouse

Peromyscus leucopus

A

 

Deer Mouse

Peromyscus maniculatus

U

 

Plains Harvest Mouse

Reithrodontomys montanus

C

 

Fox Squirrel

Sciurus niger

C

 

Hispid Cotton Rat

Sigmodon hispidus

C

Carnivores

Coyote

Canis latrans

C

 

Cougar

Felis concolor

X*

 

Bobcat

Felis rufus

C

 

River Otter

Lutra canadensis

R

 

Striped Skunk

Mephitis mephitis

A

 

Mink

Mustela vison

U

 

Raccoon

Procyon lotor

A

 

Red Fox

Vulpes vulpes

U

Hoofed Mammals

White-tailed Deer

Odocoileus virginianus

C

 

Feral Hog

Sus scrofa

U

*Observed in LLELA by several Corps of Engineers employees, confirmed by USDA Wildlife Services from a track in Westlake Park, 1997

Abundance Codes Key

  • A - abundant
  • C - common
  • U - uncommon
  • R - rare
  • X - accidental