List of mammals of Colorado

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The bighorn sheep is the state mammal of Colorado

This list of mammals of Colorado lists every wild mammal species seen in the U.S. state of Colorado, based on the list published by the Colorado Division of Wildlife.[1] It does not include species found only in captivity. Species in this list are grouped by order and then by family within each order. The common name for each species is followed by its binomial name.

The following codes are used to designate some species:

  • EN - Species is listed as endangered by the IUCN.
  • NT - Species is listed as near threatened by the IUCN.
  • EX - Species has been extirpated from Colorado, but can still be found outside the state.

Didelphimorphia[edit]

Opossums[edit]

Order: Didelphimorphia   Family: Didelphidae

Cingulata[edit]

Armadillos[edit]

Order: Cingulata   Family: Dasypodidae

Rodentia[edit]

Beavers[edit]

Order: Rodentia   Family: Castoridae

Pocket gophers[edit]

Order: Rodentia   Family: Geomyidae

Kangaroo rats, pocket mice[edit]

Order: Rodentia   Family: Heteromyidae

New World porcupines[edit]

Order: Rodentia   Family: Erethizontidae

Jumping mice[edit]

Order: Rodentia   Family: Dipodidae

New World rats, New World mice, voles[edit]

Order: Rodentia   Family: Cricetidae

Chipmunks, marmots, squirrels[edit]

Order: Rodentia   Family: Sciuridae

Lagomorpha[edit]

Pikas[edit]

Order: Lagomorpha   Family: Ochotonidae

Hares, rabbits[edit]

Order: Lagomorpha   Family: Leporidae

Soricomorpha[edit]

Shrews[edit]

Order: Soricomorpha   Family: Soricidae

Moles[edit]

Order: Soricomorpha   Family: Talpidae

Chiroptera[edit]

Vesper bats[edit]

Order: Chiroptera   Family: Vespertilionidae

Free-tailed bats[edit]

Order: Chiroptera   Family: Molossidae

Carnivora[edit]

Cats[edit]

Order: Carnivora   Family: Felidae

Coyotes, foxes, wolves[edit]

Order: Carnivora   Family: Canidae

  • Kit fox, Vulpes macrotis
  • Swift fox, Vulpes velox
  • Red fox, Vulpes vulpes
  • Gray fox, Urocyon cinereoargenteus
  • Coyote, Canis latrans
  • Gray wolf, Canis lupus EX (occasional sightings occur in CO of wandering individuals from neighboring states)

Bears[edit]

Order: Carnivora   Family: Ursidae

Skunks[edit]

Order: Carnivora   Family: Mephitidae

Weasels[edit]

Order: Carnivora   Family: Mustelidae

Raccoons[edit]

Order: Carnivora   Family: Procyonidae

Artiodactyla[edit]

Pronghorns[edit]

Order: Artiodactyla   Family: Antilocapridae

Deer[edit]

Order: Artiodactyla   Family: Cervidae

Bovines[edit]

Order: Artiodactyla   Family: Bovidae

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Checklist of Colorado Mammals". Colorado Division of Wildlife.