Black bear
Black bear

Photo by Chuck Summers

Mammals Known to Occur or Likely to Occur in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park:

Taxonomic organization and nomenclature as used by Smithsonian Institution and National Museum of Natural History on

Order: Artiodactyla

Family: Cervidae

Odocoileus virginianus (White-tailed Deer) [NPS, B, H, L, C]

Order: Carnivora

Family: Canidae

Canis latrans (Coyote) [B, L, C]

Urocyon cinereoargenteus (Common Gray Fox) [NPS, L, C]

Vulpes vulpes (Red Fox) [C, L]

Family: Felidae

Lynx rufus (Bobcat) [NPS, L, C]

Family: Mephitidae

Mephitis mephitis (Striped Skunk) [NPS, L, C]

Spilogale putorius (Eastern Spotted Skunk) [NPS, B, L, C]

Family: Mustelidae

Lontra canadensis (Lutra canadensis) (Northern River Otter) [L, C]

Mustela frenata (Long-tailed Weasel) [L, C]

Mustela nivalis (Least Weasel) [L, C]

Mustela vison (American Mink) [L, C]

Family: Procyonidae

Procyon lotor (Northern Raccoon) [NPS, L, C]

Family: Ursidae

Ursus americanus (American Black Bear) [NPS, B, H, L]

Order: Chiroptera

Family: Vespertilionidae

Corynorhinus rafinesquii (Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat) [H, L, C]

Eptesicus fuscus (Big Brown Bat) [NPS, H, L, C]

Lasionycteris noctivagans (Silver-haired Bat) [NPS, L, C]

Lasiurus borealis (Red Bat) [NPS, H, L, C]

Lasiurus cinereus (Hoary Bat) [L, C]

Myotis grisescens (Gray Myotis) [L, C]

Myotis leibii (Eastern Small-footed Myotis) [NPS,C]

Myotis lucifugus (Little Brown Bat) [NPS, L, C]

Myotis septentrionalis (Northern Long-eared Myotis) [L, C]

Myotis sodalis (Indiana Bat) [NPS, B, H, L, C]

Nycticeius humeralis (Evening Bat) [C]

Pipistrellus subflavus (Eastern Pipistrelle) [B, H, C]

Order: Didelphimorphia

Family: Didelphidae

Didelphis virginiana (Virginia Opossum) [NPS, L, C]

Order: Insectivora

Family: Soricidae

Blarina brevicauda (Northern Short-tailed Shrew) [NPS, B, H, L, C]

Cryptotis parva (Least Shrew) [B, L, C]

Sorex cinereus (Cinereus Shrew) [B, H, L, C]

Sorex dispar (Long-tailed Shrew) [H, C]

Sorex fumeus (Smoky Shrew) [NPS, B, H, L, C]

Sorex hoyi (Pygmy Shrew) [B, H, L, C]

Sorex longirostris (Southeastern Shrew) [L, C]

Family: Talpidae

Parascalops breweri (Hairy-tailed Mole) [NPS, B, H, L, C]

Scalopus aquaticus (Eastern Mole) [NPS, L, C]

Order: Lagomorpha

Family: Leporidae

Sylvilagus floridanus (Eastern Cottontail) [NPS, B, L]

Sylvilagus obscurus (Appalachian Cottontail) [H, C]

Order: Rodentia

Family: Castoridae)

Castor canadensis (American Beaver) [L, C]

Family: Dipodidae

Napaeozapus insignis (Woodland Jumping Mouse) [NPS, L, C]

Zapus hudsonius (Meadow Jumping Mouse) [B, L, C]

Family: Muridae

Clethrionomys gapperi (Southern Red-backed Vole) [NPS, B, H, L, C]

Microtus pennsylvanicus (Meadow Vole) [C]

Microtus pinetorum (Woodland Vole) [NPS, H, L, C]

Neotoma magister (Allegheny Woodrat) [NPS, B, H, L, C]

Ochrotomys nuttalli (Golden Mouse) [L, C]

Ondatra zibethicus (Muskrat) [L, C]

Oryzomys palustris (Marsh Rice Rat) [C]

Peromyscus leucopus (White-footed Mouse) [NPS, B, H, L, C]

Peromyscus maniculatus (Deer Mouse) [NPS, B, H, L, C]

Reithrodontomys humulis (Eastern Harvest Mouse) [C]

Sigmodon hispidus (Hispid Cotton Rat) [NPS, L, C]

Synaptomys cooperi (Southern Bog Lemming) [NPS, B, H, L, C]

Family: Sciuridae

Glaucomys volans (Southern Flying Squirrel) [NPS, L, C]

Marmota monax (Woodchuck) [NPS, L, C]

Sciurus carolinensis (Eastern Gray Squirrel) [NPS, B, H, L, C]

Sciurus niger (Eastern Fox Squirrel) [L, C]

Tamias striatus (Eastern Chipmunk) [NPS, L, C]

Tamiasciurus hudsonicus (Red Squirrel) [L]

NPS - Species listed for CGNHP

B - Species listed for Bell Co., KY, on

H - Species listed for Harlan Co., KY, on

L - Species listed for Lee Co., VA, on

C - Species listed for Claiborne Co., TN, on

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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