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    Devils Tower

    National Monument Wyoming

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Mammals

pronghorn, coyote

Pronghorn, Coyote

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Mammals (Mammalia) of Devils Tower




LEGEND:
C
= Common
F = Fairly Common
U = Uncommon
R = Rare
* = Often Seen by Most Visitors
? = Status Unknown
X = Formerly Occurred Here
N = Not Native to the Area


MAMMALS - (Mammalia)

SHREWS - (SORICIDAE):

  • Masked Shrew (Sorex cinereus) U

COMMON BATS - (VESPERTILIONDAE):

  • Little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus) ?
  • Hoary bat (Lasiurus cinereus) ?
  • Silver-haired bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans) ?
  • Big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus) ?

RABBITS & HARES - (LEPORIDAE):

  • Desert cottontail (Sylvilagus audubonii) *C
  • Mountain cottontail (Sylvilagus nuttallii) ?
  • White-tailed jackrabbit (Lepus townsendii) U

SQUIRRELS - (SCIURIDAE):

  • Least chipmunk (Tamias minimus) *C
  • Yellow-bellied Marmot (Marmota flaviventris) R
  • Thirteen-lined ground squirrel (Spermophilus tridecemlineatus) *F
  • Black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) *C
  • Eastern fox squirrel (Sciurus niger) *C/N
  • Red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) *C
  • Norther flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus) R

POCKET GOPHERS - (GEOMYIDAE):

  • Hispid pocket mouse (Perognathus hispidus) ?

BEAVER - (CASTORIDAE):

  • Beaver (Castor canadensis) U

NATIVE MICE & WOODRATS - (CRICETIDAE):

  • Western harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys megalotis) U
  • White-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) U
  • Deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) C
  • Northern grasshopper mouse (Onychomys leucogaster) ?
  • Bushy-tailed woodrat (Neotoma cinerea) C
  • Prairie vole (Microtus ochrogaster) C
  • Muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus) U

JUMPING MICE - (ZAPODIDAE):

  • Meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius) ?

PORCUPINES - (ERETHIZONTIDAE):

  • Porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum) *C

DOGS & ALLIES - (CANIDAE):

  • Coyote (Canis latrans) F
  • Gray wolf (Canis lupus) X
  • Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) F
  • Gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) R

BEARS - (URSIDAE):

  • Black bear (Ursus americanus) X
  • Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos) X

RACCOONS & ALLIES - (PROCYONIDAE):

  • Raccoon (Procyon lotor) C

WEASEL & ALLIES - (MUSTELIDAE):

  • Short-tailed weasel (ermine) (Mustela erminea) R
  • Long-tailed weasel (Mustela frenata) U
  • Black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) X
  • Mink (Mustela vison) U
  • Badger (Taxidea taxus) U
  • Striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis) C

CATS - (FELIDAE):

  • Mountain lion (Felis concolor) R
  • Lynx (Felis lynx) X
  • Bobcat (Felis rufus) U

DEER - (CERVIDAE):

  • Wapiti (elk) (Cervus elaphus) R
  • Mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) *F
  • White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) *C

PRONGHORN - (ANTILOCAPRIDAE):

  • Pronghorn (antelope) (Antilocapra americana) R

BISON, GOATS, AND SHEEP - (BOVIDAE):

  • Bison (buffalo) (Bison bison) X
  • Bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) X

Did You Know?

Devils Tower at sunset

It is believed that the Tower got its name when Colonel Dodge's translator misinterpreted the name to mean Bad God's Tower, later shortened to Devils Tower. Some Indians call it Mato Tipila, meaning Bear Lodge. Other American Indian names include Bear’s Tipi, Home of the Bear, and Tree Rock.