• Badlands formations against the blue sky; photo by Rikk Flohr

    Badlands

    National Park South Dakota

Mammal List

Badlands Mammal List

Common Name

Scientific Name

Abundance

pronghorn

Antilocapra americana

Common

American bison

Bison bison

Common

bighorn sheep

Ovis canadensis

Common

coyote

Canis latrans

Common

swift fox

Vulpes velox

Uncommon

red fox

Vulpes vulpes

Uncommon

American beaver

Castor canadensis

Occasional

elk

Cervus elaphus

Rare

mule deer

Odocoileus hemionus

Common

white-tailed deer

Odocoileus virginianus

Common

North American porcupine

Erethizon dorsatum

Common

bobcat

Lynx rufus

Common

mountain lion

Puma concolor

Rare

white-tailed jackrabbit

Lepus townsendii

Occasional

desert cottontail

Sylvilagus audubonii

Unknown

eastern cottontail

Sylvilagus floridanus

Common

striped skunk

Mephitis mephitis

Uncommon

prairie vole

Microtus ochrogaster

Uncommon

bushy-tailed woodrat

Neotoma cinerea

Unknown

common muskrat

Ondatra zibethicus

Occasional

white-footed mouse

Peromyscus leucopus

Common

deer mouse

Peromyscus maniculatus

Common

long-tailed weasel

Mustela frenata

Occasional

black-footed ferret

Mustela nigripes

Uncommon

least weasel

Mustela nivalis

Unknown

American badger

Taxidea taxus

Common

northern raccoon

Procyon lotor

Occasional

black-tailed prairie dog

Cynomys ludovicianus

Common

thirteen-lined ground squirrel

Spermophilus tridecemlineatus

Common

least chipmunk

Tamias minimus

Common

Townsend's big-eared bat

Corynorhinus townsendii

Uncommon

big brown bat

Eptesicus fuscus

Common

silver-haired bat

Lasionycteris noctivagans

Unknown

hoary bat

Lasiurus cinereus

Uncommon

western small-footed bat

Myotis ciliolabrum

Common

little brown bat

Myotis lucifugus

Uncommon

northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Uncommon

Black Hills fringed bat

Myotis thysanodes pahasapensis

Uncommon

long-legged bat

Myotis volans

Uncommon



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