List of mammals of Azerbaijan

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This is a list of Azerbaijani mammals. There are 100 mammal species in Azerbaijan, of which 2 are endangered, 5 are vulnerable, and 11 are near-threatened.[1]

The following tags are used to highlight each species' conservation status as assessed by the IUCN:

EX Extinct No reasonable doubt that the last individual has died.
EW Extinct in the wild Known only to survive in captivity or as a naturalized populations well outside its previous range.
CR Critically endangered The species is in imminent risk of extinction in the wild.
EN Endangered The species is facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.
VU Vulnerable The species is facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.
NT Near threatened The species does not meet any of the criteria that would categorise it as risking extinction but it is likely to do so in the future.
LC Least concern There are no current identifiable risks to the species.
DD Data deficient There is inadequate information to make an assessment of the risks to this species.

Some species were assessed using an earlier set of criteria. Species assessed using this system have the following instead of near threatened and least concern categories:

LR/cd Lower risk/conservation dependent Species which were the focus of conservation programmes and may have moved into a higher risk category if that programme was discontinued.
LR/nt Lower risk/near threatened Species which are close to being classified as vulnerable but are not the subject of conservation programmes.
LR/lc Lower risk/least concern Species for which there are no identifiable risks.

Subclass: Theria[edit]

Infraclass: Eutheria[edit]

Order: Artiodactyla[edit]

East Caucasian tur (Capra cylindricornis)
Goitered gazelle (Gazella subgutturosa)

Order: Carnivora[edit]

Persian leopard (Panthera pardus saxicolor).
Striped hyena (Hyaena hyaena).
Least weasel (Mustela nivalis).
Marbled polecat (Vormela peregusna).

Order: Chiroptera[edit]

Greater horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus ferrumequinum)
Barbastelle (Barbastella barbastellus)
Serotine bat (Eptesicus serotinus)

Order: Erinaceomorpha[edit]

Long-eared hedgehog (Hemiechinus auritus)

Order: Lagomorpha[edit]

European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)

Order: Rodentia[edit]

European snow vole (Chionomys nivalis)
Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus)
Indian porcupine (Hystrix leucura)
Caucasian squirrel (Sciurus anomalus)
Small five-toed jerboa (Allactaga elater)

Order: Soricomorpha[edit]

Bicolored shrew (Crocidura leucodon)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ This list is derived from the IUCN Red List which lists species of mammals and includes those mammals that have recently been classified as extinct (since 1500 AD). The taxonomy and naming of the individual species is based on those used in existing Wikipedia articles as of 21 May 2007 and supplemented by the common names and taxonomy from the IUCN, Smithsonian Institution, or University of Michigan where no Wikipedia article was available.
  2. ^ a b c Geptner, V. G., Sludskij, A. A. (1972). Mlekopitajuščie Sovetskogo Soiuza. Vysšaia Škola, Moskva. (In Russian; English translation: Heptner, V.G., Sludskii, A. A., Komarov, A., Komorov, N.; Hoffmann, R. S. (1992). Mammals of the Soviet Union. Vol III: Carnivores (Feloidea). Smithsonian Institution and the National Science Foundation, Washington DC).