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Mammals

  • Class Mammalia – Mammals
    • Order Didelphimorphia – New World Opossums*
      • Family Didelphidae – New World Opossums*
        • Didelphis virginiana – Virginia Opossum* (common)
    • Order Soricomorpha – Shrews and Moles
      • Family Soricidae – Shrews
        • Sorex ornatus – Ornate Shrew (rare)
      • Family Talpidae – Moles
        • Scapanus latimanus – Broad-footed Mole (common)
    • Order Chiroptera – Bats (Most of these bats have not been observed on campus, but the species listed are those that may occur here while foraging or roosting.)
      • Family Vespertilionidae – Evening Bats
        • Myotis yumanensis – Yuma Myotis (probably common)
        • Myotis californicus – California Myotis (probably common)
        • Myotis thysanodes – Fringed Myotis (probably uncommon)
        • Myotis ciliolabrum – Western Small-footed Myotis (probably uncommon)
        • Lasiurus cinereus – Hoary Bat (probably common)
        • Lasiurus xanthinus – Western Yellow Bat (probably uncommon)
        • Lasiurus blossevillii – Western Red Bat (probably rare)
        • Eptesicus fuscus – Big Brown Bat (probably common)
        • Pipistrellus hesperus – Western Pipistrelle (probably uncommon)
        • Antrozous pallidus – Pallid Bat (probably uncommon) [SC]
        • Corynorhinus townsendii – Townsend’s Big-eared Bat (probably rare) [SC]
      • Family Molossidae – Free-tailed Bats
        • Tadarida brasiliensis – Brazilian Free-tailed Bat (probably common)
        • Eumops perotis – Western Mastiff Bat (probably rare) [SC]
    • Order Lagomorpha – Rabbits, Hares and Pikas
      • Family Leporidae – Rabbits and Hares
        • Sylvilagus audubonii – Desert Cottontail (common)
    • Order Rodentia – Rodents
      • Family Sciuridae – Squirrels
        • Sciurus griseus – Western Gray Squirrel (formerly common; completely displaced by Eastern Fox Squirrel between 2005 and 2009)
        • Sciurus niger – Eastern Fox Squirrel* (common)
        • Spermophilus beecheyi – California Ground Squirrel (common)
      • Family Geomyidae – Pocket Gophers
        • Thomomys bottae – Botta’s Pocket Gopher (common)
      • Family Heteromyidae – Pocket Mice, Kangaroo Rats and Kangaroo Mice
        • Chaetodipus californicus – California Pocket Mouse (common)
      • Family Muridae – Old World Rats and Mice
        • Mus musculus – House Mouse* (common)
        • Rattus norvegicus – Norway (Brown) Rat* (common)
        • Rattus rattus – Roof (Black) Rat* (common)
      • Family Cricetidae – New World Rats and Mice
        • Reithrodontomys megalotis – Western Harvest Mouse (common)
        • Peromyscus maniculatus – Deer Mouse (common)
        • Peromyscus californicus – California Mouse (uncommon)
        • Neotoma lepida – Desert Woodrat (common)
        • Neotoma macrotis – Big-eared Woodrat (common)
        • Microtus californicus – California Vole (common)
    • Order Carnivora – Carnivores
      • Family Canidae – Coyote, Wolves and Foxes
        • Canis latrans – Coyote (common)
        • Urocyon cinereoargenteus – Common Gray Fox (rare)
      • Family Procyonidae – Raccoon, Ringtail and Coati
        • Procyon lotor – Northern Raccoon (common)
      • Family Mustelidae – Weasels, Badger, Mink, Martin, Fisher and Otters
        • Mustela frenata – Long-tailed Weasel (uncommon)
      • Family Mephitidae – Skunks
        • Mephitis mephitis – Striped Skunk (common)
      • Family Felidae – Cats
        • Lynx rufus – Bobcat (rare)
        • Puma concolor – Mountain Lion (Cougar, Puma; one unconfirmed sighting)
    • Order Artiodactyla – Even-toed Ungulates
      • Family Cervidae – Deer, Elk, Moose and Caribou
        • Odocoileus hemionus – Mule Deer (common)

The list does not include domestic cats, dogs, rabbits or livestock; certain native species listed are uncommon or rare due to limited habitat availability and continuing habitat loss on campus. Taxa marked with an asterisk (*) are introduced in California.

[SC] = California Species of Special Concern (California Department of Fish and Game)

This page copyright © 1998, 2012 by Glenn R. Stewart (grstewart@csupomona.edu). Last revision August 24, 2012.