List of mammals of Georgia (U.S. state)

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This is a full list of the mammals native to the U.S state of Georgia.

The north Atlantic right whale is the state mammal of Georgia.

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

E 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.
Ex Extirpated The species no longer can be found in Georgia, but can be found outside the state.
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.
I Introduced The species is not native to the state of Georgia, but was artificially introduced by humans.

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.

Mammals of Georgia

Order: Artiodactyla[edit]

Family: Bovidae

Family: Cervidae

Family: Suidae

Order: Carnivora[edit]

Family: Canidae

Canis latrans coyote

Canis lupus gray wolf Ex

Canis rufus red wolf Ex

Urocyon cinereoargenteus gray fox

Vulpes vulpes red fox

Family: Felidae

Lynx rufus bobcat

Puma concolor mountain lion Ex

Family: Mephitidae

Mephitis mephitis striped skunk

Spilogale putorius eastern spotted skunk

Family: Mustelidae Lontra canadensis North American river otter

Mustela frenata long-tailed weasel

Mustela nivalis least weasel

Mustela vison American mink

Family: Phocidae

Cystophora cristata hooded seal

Phoca vitulina harbor seal

Family: Procyonidae

Procyon lotor raccoon

Family: Ursidae

Ursus americanus American black bear

Order: Cetacea[edit]

Family: Balaenidae

Eubalaena glacialis north Atlantic right whale

Family: Eschrichtiidae

Eschrichtius robustus gray whale Ex

Family: Balaenopteridae

Balaenoptera brydei Bryde's whale

Balaenoptera physalus fin whale

Balaenoptera musculus blue whale

Balaenoptera acutorostrata common minke whale

Balaenoptera borealis sei whale

Megaptera novaeangliae humpback whale

Family: Delphinidae

Feresa attenuata pygmy killer whale

Globicephala macrorhynchus short-finned pilot whale

Pseudorca crassidens false killer whale

Stenella coeruleoalba striped dolphin

Stenella frontalis Atlantic spotted dolphin

Stenella attenuata pantropical spotted dolphin

Stenella clymene clymene dolphin

Stenella longirostris spinner dolphin

Steno bredanensis rough-toothed dolphin

Lagenodelphis hosei Fraser's dolphin

Tursiops truncatus common bottlenose dolphin

Delphinus delphis short-beaked common dolphin

Peponocephala electra melon-headed whale

Orcinus orca killer whale

Family: Physeteridae

Physeter macrocephalus sperm whale

Family: Kogiidae

Kogia breviceps pygmy sperm whale

Kogia simus dwarf sperm whale

Family: Ziphiidae

Mesoplodon densirostris Blainville's beaked whale

Mesoplodon europaeus Gervais' beaked whale

Mesoplodon mirus True's beaked whale

Ziphius cavirostris Cuvier's beaked whale

Order: Chiroptera[edit]

Family: Molossidae

Tadarida brasiliensis Mexican free-tailed bat

Family: Vespertilionidae

Corynorhinus rafinesquii Rafinesque's big-eared bat

Eptesicus fuscus big brown bat

Lasionycteris noctivagans silver-haired bat

Lasiurus borealis eastern red bat

Lasiurus cinereus hoary bat

Lasiurus intermedius northern yellow bat

Lasiurus seminolus Seminole bat

Myotis austroriparius southeastern myotis

Myotis grisescens gray bat

Myotis leibii eastern small-footed myotis

Myotis lucifugus little brown bat

Myotis septentrionalis northern long-eared myotis

Myotis sodalis Indiana bat

Nycticeius humeralis evening bat

Pipistrellus subflavus eastern pipistrelle

Order: Didelphimorphia[edit]

Family: Didelphidae

Didelphis virginiana Virginia opossum

Order: Insectivora[edit]

Family: Soricidae

Blarina brevicauda northern short-tailed shrew

Blarina carolinensis southern short-tailed shrew

Cryptotis parva least shrew

Sorex cinereus cinereus shrew

Sorex dispar long-tailed shrew

Sorex fumeus smoky shrew

Sorex hoyi American pygmy shrew

Sorex longirostris southeastern shrew

Sorex palustris American water shrew

Family: Talpidae

Condylura cristata star-nosed mole

Parascalops breweri hairy-tailed mole

Scalopus aquaticus eastern mole

Order: Lagomorpha[edit]

Family: Leporidae

Sylvilagus aquaticus swamp rabbit

Sylvilagus floridanus eastern cottontail

Sylvilagus obscurus Appalachian cottontail

Sylvilagus palustris marsh rabbit

Order: Rodentia[edit]

Family: Castoridae

Castor canadensis North American beaver

Family: Geomyidae

Geomys pinetis southeastern pocket gopher

Family: Muridae

Clethrionomys gapperi southern red-backed vole

Microtus pennsylvanicus meadow vole

Microtus pinetorum woodland vole

Mus musculus house mouse I

Neofiber alleni round-tailed muskrat

Neotoma floridana eastern woodrat

Ochrotomys nuttalli golden mouse

Ondatra zibethicus muskrat

Oryzomys palustris marsh rice rat

Peromyscus gossypinus cotton mouse

Peromyscus leucopus white-footed mouse

Peromyscus maniculatus deer mouse

Peromyscus polionotus oldfield mouse

Rattus norvegicus Norway rat I

Rattus rattus black rat

Reithrodontomys humulis eastern harvest mouse

Sigmodon hispidus hispid cotton rat

Family: Myocastoridae

Myocastor coypus nutria I

Family: Sciuridae

Glaucomys volans southern flying squirrel

Marmota monax woodchuck

Sciurus carolinensis eastern gray squirrel

Sciurus Niger eastern fox squirrel

Tamias striatus eastern chipmunk

Tamiasciurus hudsonicus American red squirrel

Family: Zapodidae

Napaeozapus insignis woodland jumping mouse

Zapus hudsonius meadow jumping mouse

Order: Sirenia[edit]

Family: Trichechidae

Trichechus manatus West Indian manatee

Order: Xenarthra[edit]

Family: Dasypodidae

Dasypus novemcinctus nine-banded armadillo

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