List of least concern mammals

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2 extinct in the wild mammalian species (0.03%)203 critically endangered mammalian species (3.5%)505 endangered mammalian species (8.7%)536 vulnerable mammalian species (9.3%)345 near threatened mammalian species (6.0%)3306 least concern mammalian species (57%)872 data deficient mammalian species (15%)Circle frame.svg
  •   Extinct in the wild (EW): 2 species
  •   Critically endangered (CR): 203 species
  •   Endangered (EN): 505 species
  •   Vulnerable (VU): 536 species
  •   Near threatened (NT): 345 species
  •   Least concern (LC): 3,306 species
  •   Data deficient (DD): 872 species
Mammalian species (IUCN, 2020-1)
  • 5850 extant species have been evaluated
  • 4978 of those are fully assessed[a]
  • 3651 are not threatened at present[b]
  • 1244 to 2116 are threatened[c]
  • 81 to 83 are extinct or extinct in the wild:
    • 81 extinct (EX) species[d]
    • 2 extinct in the wild (EW)
    • 0 possibly extinct [CR(PE)]
    • 0 possibly extinct in the wild [CR(PEW)]

  1. ^ excludes data deficient evaluations.
  2. ^ NT and LC.
  3. ^ Threatened comprises CR, EN and VU. Upper estimate additionally includes DD.
  4. ^ Chart omits extinct (EX) species

As of September 2016, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists 3117 least concern mammalian species.[1] 56% of all evaluated mammalian species are listed as least concern. The IUCN also lists 127 mammalian subspecies as least concern.

Of the subpopulations of mammals evaluated by the IUCN, one species subpopulation has been assessed as least concern.

This is a complete list of least concern mammalian species and subspecies evaluated by the IUCN. Species and subspecies which have least concern subpopulations (or stocks) are indicated. Where possible common names for taxa are given while links point to the scientific name used by the IUCN.

Primates[edit]

There are 125 species and 96 subspecies of primate assessed as least concern.

Great apes[edit]

Lemurs[edit]

Old World monkeys[edit]

Species

Subspecies

New World monkeys[edit]

There are 61 species and 41 subspecies of New World monkey assessed as least concern.

Atelids[edit]

Species

Subspecies

Cebids[edit]

Species

Subspecies

Pitheciids[edit]

Includes the titis, saki monkeys and uakaris.

Callitrichids[edit]

Species

Subspecies

Night monkeys[edit]

Species

Subspecies

Lorisoidea[edit]

There are 21 species and 15 subspecies in Lorisoidea assessed as least concern.

Lorisids[edit]

Species

Subspecies

Galagos[edit]

Species

Subspecies

Cetartiodactyls[edit]

Cetartiodactyla includes dolphins, whales and even-toed ungulates. There are 118 species and 15 subspecies of cetartiodactyl assessed as least concern.

Non-cetacean even-toed ungulates[edit]

There are 96 species and 15 subspecies of non-cetacean even-toed ungulate assessed as least concern.

Suids[edit]

Deer species[edit]

Subspecies

Bovids[edit]

Species

Subspecies

Chevrotains[edit]

Other non-cetacean even-toed ungulate species[edit]

Cetaceans[edit]

Marsupials[edit]

There are 192 marsupial species assessed as least concern.

Peramelemorphia[edit]

Diprotodontia[edit]

There are 65 species in the order Diprotodontia assessed as least concern.

Macropodids[edit]

Petaurids[edit]

Phalangerids[edit]

Pseudocheirids[edit]

Other Diprotodontia species[edit]

Shrew opossums[edit]

Dasyuromorphia[edit]

Dasyurids[edit]

Opossums[edit]

Marsupial moles[edit]

Carnivora[edit]

There are 175 species, 14 subspecies, and one subpopulation in the order Carnivora assessed as least concern.

Felids[edit]

Eared seals[edit]

Species

Subspecies

Viverrids[edit]

Earless seals[edit]

Species

Subspecies

Subpopulations

Canids[edit]

Mustelids[edit]

Procyonids[edit]

Skunks[edit]

Mongooses[edit]

Other Carnivora species[edit]

Afrosoricida[edit]

Afrosoricida includes tenrecs and golden moles. There are 32 species in the order Afrosoricida assessed as least concern.

Golden moles[edit]

Tenrecs[edit]

Pilosa[edit]

Anteaters and sloths

Eulipotyphla[edit]

There are 271 species in the order Eulipotyphla assessed as least concern.

Shrews[edit]

Erinaceids[edit]

Talpids[edit]

Lagomorpha[edit]

Lagomorpha comprises rabbits and relatives. There are 59 species in the order Lagomorpha assessed as least concern.

Leporids[edit]

Pikas[edit]

Rodents[edit]

There are 1399 species and two subspecies of rodent assessed as least concern.

Hystricomorpha[edit]

There are 132 species in Hystricomorpha assessed as least concern.

Octodontids[edit]

Tuco-tucos[edit]

Dasyproctids[edit]

Neotropical spiny rat species[edit]

Caviids[edit]

Blesmols[edit]

New World porcupines[edit]

Old World porcupines[edit]

Other Hystricomorpha species[edit]

Myomorpha[edit]

There are 981 species in Myomorpha assessed as least concern.

Platacanthomyids[edit]

Murids[edit]

Includes mice, rats, gerbils, and relatives.

Cricetids[edit]

Includes true hamsters, voles, lemmings, and New World rats and mice.

Nesomyids[edit]

Spalacids[edit]

Dipodids[edit]

Mouse-like hamsters[edit]

Castorimorpha[edit]

There are 79 species and two subspecies in Castorimorpha assessed as least concern.

Heteromyids[edit]

Gophers[edit]

Species

Subspecies

Castorids[edit]

Sciuromorpha[edit]

There are 199 species in Sciuromorpha assessed as least concern.

Sciurids[edit]

Squirrels, chipmunks, marmots, susliks and prairie dogs

Dormice[edit]

Aplodontiids[edit]

Anomaluromorpha[edit]

("Anomalure-like")

Cingulata[edit]

Bats[edit]

There are 695 bat species assessed as least concern.

Megabats[edit]

Microbats[edit]

There are 609 microbat species assessed as least concern.

Old World leaf-nosed bats[edit]

Horseshoe bats[edit]

Vesper bats[edit]

Long-fingered bats[edit]

Sac-winged bats[edit]

Free-tailed bats[edit]

Mormoopids[edit]

Includes ghost-faced bats, moustached bats, and naked-backed bats.

Leaf-nosed bats[edit]

Slit-faced bats[edit]

Other microbat species[edit]

Elephant shrews[edit]

Treeshrews[edit]

Hyraxes[edit]

Other mammal species[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Listed by IUCN as Triaenops rufus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IUCN Red List version 2016-2". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  2. ^ Beolens, B.; Watkins, M.; Grayson, M. (2009). The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals. The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals. Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 71. ISBN 978-0-8018-9533-3. Retrieved 8 June 2019.