Mammal Checklist

A ground squirrel sits on a lichen-covered rock
California Ground Squirrel

Photo by NPS/Cindy N Martinez

Abundance: A = abundant, C=Common, U= uncommon, R=rare, ** = not confirmed

Common Name Genus Species Abundance Native ?
Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana R No
Trowbridge's Shrew Sorex trowbridgii R Yes
Ornate Shrew Sorex ornatus U Yes
Broad-footed Mole Scapanus latimanus U Yes
Little Brown Myotis Myotis lucifugus ** Yes
Yuma Myotis Myotis yumanensis R Yes
Long-eared Myotis Myotis evotis C Yes
Fringed Myotis Myotis thysanodes C Yes
Long-legged Myotis Myotis volans U Yes
California Myotis Myotis californicus C Yes
Western Small-footed Myotis Myotis ciliolabrum U Yes
Silver-haired Bat Lasionycteris noctivagans ** Yes
Western Pipistrelle Parastrellus hesperus C Yes
Big Brown Bat Eptesicus fuscus C Yes
Red Bat Lasiurus blossevillii R Yes
Hoary Bat Lasiurus cinereus R Yes
Townsend's Big-eared Bat Corynorhinus townsendii C Yes
Pallid Bat Antrozous pallidus C Yes
Brazilian Free-tailed Bat Tadarida brasiliensis R Yes
Western Mastiff Eumops perotis C Yes
Black-tailed Jackrabbit Lepus californicus C Yes
Desert Cottontail Sylvilagus audubonii C Yes
Brush Rabbit Sylvilagus bachmani C Yes
California Ground Squirrel Otospermophilus beecheyi A Yes
Merriam's Chipmunk Neotamias merriami C Yes
Botta's Pocket Gopher Thomomys bottae C Yes
California Pocket Mouse Chaetodipus californicus C Yes
Heermanns' Kangaroo Rat Dipodomys heermanni C Yes
Big-eared Kangaroo Rat Dipodomys elephantinus C Yes
Western Harvest mouse Reithrodontomys megalotus C Yes
Parasitic Mouse Peromyscus californicus C Yes
Deer Mouse Peromyscus maniculatus C Yes
Brush Mouse Peromyscus boylii U Yes
Pinon Mouse Peromyscus truei A Yes
Desert Woodrat Neotoma lepida A Yes
Dusky-footed Woodrat Neotoma fuscipes C Yes
California Vole Microtus californicus U Yes
House Mouse Mus musculus R No
Coyote Canis latrans C Yes
Gray Fox Urocyon cinereoargenteus C Yes
Ringtail Bassariscus astutus ** Yes
Raccoon Procyon lotor C Yes
Long-tailed Weasel Mustela frenata U Yes
Badger Taxidea taxus U Yes
Striped Skunk Mephitis mephitis U Yes
Mountain Lion Puma concolor U Yes
Bobcat Lynx rufus C Yes
Feral Pig Sus scrofa R No
Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus C Yes

Last updated: November 28, 2017

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