List of mammals of Georgia (country)
There are 80 mammal species in Georgia, of which one is critically endangered, two are endangered, ten are vulnerable, and two are near threatened. All mammals in Georgia are in subclass Theria and infraclass Eutheria, being placental mammals.
The following tags are used to highlight each species' conservation status as assessed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature:
|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.|
Rodents make up the largest order of mammals, with over 40% of mammalian species. They have two incisors in the upper and lower jaw which grow continually and must be kept short by gnawing. Most rodents are small though the capybara can weigh up to 45 kg (99 lb).
- Suborder: Hystricognathi
- Suborder: Sciurognathi
- Family: Sciuridae (squirrels)
- Family: Gliridae (dormice)
- Family: Dipodidae (jerboas)
- Family: Spalacidae
- Family: Cricetidae
- Subfamily: Cricetinae
- Subfamily: Arvicolinae
- Genus: Chionomys
- Genus: Ellobius
- Transcaucasian mole vole, Ellobius lutescens LR/lc
- Genus: Microtus
- Altai vole, Microtus obscurus LR/lc
- Genus: Prometheomys
- Long-clawed mole vole, Prometheomys schaposchnikowi LR/lc
- Family: Muridae (mice, rats, voles, gerbils, hamsters, etc.)
- Subfamily: Murinae
- Genus: Apodemus
- Genus: Micromys
- Harvest mouse, Micromys minutus LR/nt
- Subfamily: Murinae
Order: Erinaceomorpha (hedgehogs and gymnures)
The order Erinaceomorpha contains a single family, Erinaceidae, which comprise the hedgehogs and gymnures. The hedgehogs are easily recognised by their spines while gymnures look more like large rats.
- Family: Erinaceidae (hedgehogs)
Order: Soricomorpha (shrews, moles, and solenodons)
The "shrew-forms" are insectivorous mammals. The shrews and solenodons closely resemble mice while the moles are stout-bodied burrowers.
- Family: Soricidae (shrews)
- Subfamily: Crocidurinae
- Subfamily: Soricinae
Order: Chiroptera (bats)
The bats' most distinguishing feature is that their forelimbs are developed as wings, making them the only mammals capable of flight. Bat species account for about 20% of all mammals.
- Family: Vespertilionidae
- Subfamily: Myotinae
- Subfamily: Vespertilioninae
- Genus: Barbastella
- Genus: Eptesicus
- Northern bat, Eptesicus nilssoni LR/lc
- Genus: Hypsugo
- Savi's pipistrelle, Hypsugo savii LR/lc
- Genus: Nyctalus
- Genus: Pipistrellus
- Genus: Plecotus
- Subfamily: Miniopterinae
- Family: Rhinolophidae
The order Cetacea includes whales, dolphins and porpoises. They are the mammals most fully adapted to aquatic life with a spindle-shaped nearly hairless body, protected by a thick layer of blubber, and forelimbs and tail modified to provide propulsion underwater.
- Suborder: Mysticeti
- Suborder: Odontoceti
There are over 260 species of carnivorans, the majority of which feed primarily on meat. They have a characteristic skull shape and dentition.
- Suborder: Feliformia
- Suborder: Caniformia
- Family: Canidae (dogs, foxes)
- Family: Ursidae (bears)
- Family: Mustelidae (mustelids)
- Genus: Mustela
- Genus: Vormela
- Marbled polecat, Vormela peregusna LC
- Genus: Martes
- Genus: Meles
- Eurasian badger, Meles meles LC
- Genus: Lutra
- Family: Phocidae (earless seals)
Order: Artiodactyla (even-toed ungulates)
The even-toed ungulates are ungulates whose weight is borne about equally by the third and fourth toes, rather than mostly or entirely by the third as in perissodactyls. There are about 220 artiodactyl species, including many that are of great economic importance to humans.
- Family: Cervidae (deer)
- Family: Bovidae (cattle, antelope, sheep, goats)
- Subfamily: Antilopinae
- Subfamily: Caprinae
- List of chordate orders
- Lists of mammals by region
- List of prehistoric mammals
- Mammal classification
- List of mammals described in the 2000s
- 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.
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