Mammals

Porcupine in a Tree
Porcupine in a tree.

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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

Bats - (Vespertiliondae):

  • Little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus) ?
  • Hoary bat (Lasiurus cinereus) ?
  • Silver-haired bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans) ?
  • Big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus) ?
  • Townsend's big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii) ?
  • Western long-eared bat (Myotis evotis) ?
  • Fringed myotis (Myotis thysanodes) ?
  • Eastern red bat (Lasiurus borealis) ?
  • Western small-footed bat (Myotis ciliolabrum) ?
  • Northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) T/?
  • Long-legged myotis (Myotis volans) ?

Rabbits & Hares - (Leporidae):

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

Squirrels - (Sciuridae):

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

Pocket Gophers - (Geomyidae):

  • Hispid pocket mouse (Perognathus hispidus) ?

Beaver - (Castoridae):

  • Beaver (Castor canadensis) U

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

Canines - (Canidae):

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

Bears - (Ursidae):

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

Raccoons - (Procyonidae):

  • Raccoon (Procyon lotor) C

Weasel Family - (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

Felines - (Felidae):

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

Deer - (Cervidae):

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

Pronghorn - (Antilocapridae):

  • Pronghorn (antelope) (Antilocapra americana) R

Bison, Goats & Sheep - (Bovidae):

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

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PO Box 10
Devils Tower, WY 82714

Phone:

(307) 467-5283 x635
Devils Tower National Monument Phone Number

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