List of threatened mammals of the United States

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According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), 35 mammal species in the United States are threatened with extinction.[1] The IUCN has classified each of these species into one of three conservation statuses: vulnerable VU, endangered EN, and critically endangered CR.

Order Sirenia (sea cows)[edit]

Family Trichechidae (manatees)

Order Rodentia (rodents)[edit]

Family Sciuridae (squirrels)

Family Heteromyidae (kangaroo rats, kangaroo mice, and pocket mice)

Family Cricetidae (New World rats and mice)

Order Lagomorpha (hares, rabbits, and pikas)[edit]

Family Leporidae (hares and rabbits)

Order Soricomorpha (shrews, moles, and relatives)[edit]

Family Soricidae (shrews)

Order Chiroptera (bats)[edit]

Family Phyllostomidae (leaf-nosed bats)

Family Vespertilionidae (vesper bats)

Family Molossidae (free-tailed bats)

Order Carnivora (dogs, cats, and relatives)[edit]

Family Canidae (dogs)

Family Ursidae (bears)

Family Mustelidae (weasels and relatives)

Family Otariidae (eared seals)

Family Phocidae (earless seals)

Order Cetacea (whales and dolphins)[edit]

Family Physeteridae (sperm whale)

Family Balaenidae (bowhead and right whales)

Family Balaenopteridae (rorquals)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "IUCN 2013". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 2013-11-20.