List of mammals of Serbia

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This is a list of the mammal species found in Serbia. There are 90 mammal species in Serbia, of which 5 are Vulnerable, 7 are Near Threatened, 1 is reintroduced, and 1 is introduced.[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.

Order: Rodentia[edit]

There are 29 species of rodent in Serbia. 2 species are vulnerable. 1 species is reintroduced, and 2 species are introduced.

Common Name (Serbian Name) Scientific Name Range IUCN Status Photo
Family: Castoridae
Eurasian Beaver

(Evropski Dabar)

Castor fiber (Reintroduced)

Central Vojvodina

LC Castor fiber vistulanus2.jpg
Family: Cricetidae
European Water Vole

(Vodena Voluharica)

Arvicola amphibius Throughout Serbia LC Water vole - Arvicola amphibius 2b.jpg
European Snow Vole

(Evropska Snežna Voluharica)

Chionomys nivalis SE Serbia LC Microtus nivalis.jpg
Balkan Snow Vole

(Dinarska Voluharica)

Dinaromys bogdanovi S Raška VU
Field Vole Microtus agrestis NW Vojvodina LC Microtus agrestis 01 by-dpc.jpg
Common Vole

(Poljska Voluharica)

Microtus arvalis Throughout Serbia LC Topillo1.jpg
Balkan Pine Vole Microtus felteni S Serbia DD
Günther's Vole Microtus guentheri S Serbia LC Microtus guentheri (cropped).jpg
Eastern European Vole Microtus levis W Pčinja LC
Liechtenstein's Pine Vole Microtus liechtensteini W Serbia LC
European Pine Vole Microtus subterraneus Throughout Serbia LC Microtus subterraneus (Cologne, Germany).jpg
Bank Vole

(Šumska Voluharica)

Myodes glareolus W and S Serbia LC BankVole.jpg
Family: Dipodidae
Southern Birch Mouse Sicista subtilis Jasenovo LC Sicista subtilis trizona (3822711434).jpg
Family Gliridae
Forest Dormouse Dryomys nitedula Throughout Serbia LC Dryomys nitedula.jpg
Edible Dormouse

(Obični Puh)

Glis glis Throughout Serbia LC Loir gris.jpg
Hazel Dormouse

(Puh Orašar)

Muscardinus avellanarius Throughout Serbia LC Muscardinus avellanarius.jpg
Family: Muridae
Striped Field Mouse

(Poljski Miš)

Apodemus agrarius Throughout Serbia LC Striped field mouse(js)01.jpg
Western Broad-toothed Field Mouse Apodemus epimelas S Pčinja LC
Yellow-necked Field Mouse

(Žutogrli Miš)

Apodemus flavicollis Throughout Serbia LC Apodemus.flavicollis.jpg
Long-tailed Field Mouse

(Šumski Miš)

Apodemus sylvaticus Throughout Serbia LC Apodemus sylvaticus 3.jpg
Herb Field Mouse Apodemus uralensis NE Bor LC Apodemus uralensis 3.jpg
Eurasian Harvest Mouse

(Patuljasti Miš)

Micromys minutus Throughout Serbia LC Micromys minutus (aka).jpg
Macedonian Mouse

(Makedonski Miš)

Mus macedonicus S Pčinja LC
House Mouse

(Kućni Miš)

Mus musculus Throughout Serbia LC Мышь 3.jpg
Steppe Mouse Mus spicilegus N and E Serbia LC
Black Rat Rattus rattus (Introduced)

Throughout Serbia

LC CSIRO ScienceImage 10564 The black rat Rattus rattus.jpg
Family: Sciuridae
Eurasian Red Squirrel

(Evropska Veverica)

Sciurus vulgaris Throughout Serbia LC Sciurus vulgaris bearn 2004.jpg
European Ground Squirrel


Spermophilus citellus N Serbia VU Ziesel Seite.jpg
Family: Spalacidae
Lesser Mole Rat

(Slepo Kuče)

Spalax leucodon Throughout Serbia DD Nannospalax leucodon.jpg

Order: Lagomorpha[edit]

There is 1 species of lagomorph in Serbia.

Common Name Scientific Name Range IUCN Status Photo
Family: Leporidae
European Hare

(Evropski Zec)

Lepus europaeus Throughout Serbia LC Lepus europaeus (Causse Méjean, Lozère).jpg

Order: Eulipotyphla[edit]

There are 10 species of eulipotyph in Serbia. 1 species is Near Threatened.

Common Name (Serbian Name) Scientific Name Range IUCN Status Photo
Family: Erinaceidae
Northern White-breasted Hedgehog

(Severni Beloprsi Jež)

Erinaceus roumanicus Throughout Serbia LC Erinaceus roumanicus 2013 G5.jpg
Family: Soricidae
Bicoloured Shrew Crocidura leucodon Throughout Serbia LC Crocidura leucodon.JPG
Lesser Shrew Crocidura suaveolens Throughout Serbia LC Gartenspitzmaus.jpg
Mediterranean Water Shrew Neomys anomalus Throughout Serbia LC Neomys anomalus 05 by-dpc.jpg
Eurasian Water Shrew Neomys fodiens Throughout Serbia LC
Alpine Shrew Sorex alpinus W Serbia NT Sorex alpinus-cropped.jpg
Eurasian Shrew Sorex araneus Throughout Serbia LC Common Shrew.jpg
Eurasian Pygmy Shrew Sorex minutus Throughout Serbia LC Sorex minutus.jpg
Family: Talpidae
Blind Mole Talpa caeca W Serbia LC
European Mole

(Evropska Krtica)

Talpa europaea Throughout Serbia LC Talpa.europaea.-.lindsey.jpg

Order: Chiroptera[edit]

There are 31 species of bat in Serbia. 2 species are Vulnerable, and 5 species are Near Threatened.

Common Name Scientific Name Range IUCN Status Photo
Family: Miniopteridae
Common Bentwing Bat Miniopterus schreibersii Throughout Serbia NT
Family: Molossidae
European Free-tailed Bat Tadarida teniotis S Serbia LC Tadarida Teniotis267.JPG
Family: Rhinolophidae
Blasius's Horseshoe Bat Rhinolophus blasii SE Serbia LC
Mediterranean Horseshoe Bat Rhinolophus euryale C and S Serbia NT
Greater Horseshoe Bat

(Veliki Potkovnjak)

Rhinolophus ferrumequinum Throughout Serbia LC Große Hufeisennase (01).jpg
Lesser Horseshoe Bat

(Mali Potkovnjak)

Rhinolophus hipposideros Throughout Serbia LC Rhinolophus hipposideros, SlS.jpg
Mehely's Horseshoe Bat Rhinolophus mehelyi Boljevac VU Rhinolophus mehelyi-cropped.jpg
Family: Vespertilionidae
Barbastelle Barbastella barbastellus N Serbia NT Barbastella barbastellus 01-cropped.jpg
Serotine Eptesicus serotinus Throughout Serbia LC Eptesicus serotinus.jpg
Alcathoe Whiskered Bat Myotis alcathoe Throughout Serbia


DD Myotis alcathoe - Manuel Ruedi - 2.JPG
Steppe Whiskered Bat Myotis aurascens Pčinja LC
Bechstein's Bat Myotis bechsteinii N Serbia NT Myotis bechsteinii (2862366039).jpg
Lesser Mouse-Eared Bat Myotis blythii Throughout Serbia LC Myotis-blythii-cropped.jpg
Brandt's Bat Myotis brandtii Throughout Serbia LC Myotis brandti.jpg
Long-fingered Bat Myotis capaccinii S Serbia VU Myotis capaccinii 0105b cropped.jpg
Pond Bat Myotis dasycneme NE Serbia NT Myotis dasycneme (3911428725).jpg
Daubenton's Bat Myotis daubentonii N, E and S Serbia LC XN Myotis daubentonii 157.jpg
Geoffroy's Bat Myotis emarginatus Throughout Serbia LC
Greater Mouse-eared Bat Myotis myotis Throughout Serbia LC Myotis myotis (5394846011).jpg
Whiskered Bat Myotis mystacinus Throughout Serbia LC Myotis mystacinus sl (4482515353).jpg
Natterer's Bat Myotis nattereri Throughout Serbia LC XN Myotis Nattereri 96 (cropped).jpg
Lesser Noctule

(Mali Noćnik)

Nyctalus leisleri Throughout Serbia LC Nyctalus leisleri.jpg
Noctule Nyctalus noctula Throughout Serbia LC Nyctalus noctula - MUSE.JPG
Kuhl's Pipistrelle Pipistrellus kuhlii Throughout Serbia LC Pipistrellus kuhlii.jpg
Nathusius' Pipistrelle Pipistrellus nathusii Throughout Serbia LC Pipistrellus nathusii.jpg
Common Pipistrelle Pipistrellus pipistrellus Throughout Serbia LC Pipistrellus pipistrellus (5933130195) (2).jpg
Pygmy Pipistrelle Pipistrellus pygameus N Vojvodina LC Pipistrellus pygmaeus01.jpg
Savi's Pipistrelle Pipistrellus savii Belgrade and S Serbia LC
Brown Big-eared Bat Plecotus auritus Throughout Serbia LC 16.01a.JRA.jpg
Grey Big-eared Bat Plecotus austriacus Throughout Serbia LC P austriacus.jpg
Particoloured Bat Vespertilio murinus Throughout Serbia LC

Order: Carnivora[edit]

There are 14 species of carnivore in Serbia. 1 species is Vulnerable, and 1 species is Near Threatened.

Common Name (Serbian Name) Scientific Name Range IUCN Status Photo
Family: Canidae
Grey Wolf

(Sivi Vuk)

Canis lupus SW to E Serbia LC Scandinavian grey wolf Canis lupus.jpg
Red Fox

(Riđa Lisica)

Vulpes vulpes Throughout Serbia LC Vulpes vulpes with prey.jpg
Family: Felidae

(Divlja Mačka)

Felis silvestris Throughout Serbia LC Felis silvestris grampia.jpg
Eurasian Lynx

(Obični Ris)

Lynx lynx E Serbia LC Lynx lynx (geypa)-cropped.jpg
Family: Mustelidae
Eurasian Otter

(Evroazijcka Vidra)

Lutra lutra Throughout Serbia NT Fischotter, Lutra Lutra.JPG
Beech Marten

(Kuna Belica)

Martes foina Throughout Serbia LC Kuna domowa, kamionka (Martes foina).JPG
Pine Marten

(Kuna Zlatica)

Martes martes Throughout Serbia LC Martes martes, Clunes, Scotland 1.jpg
Eurasian Badger


Meles meles Throughout Serbia LC Mäyrä Ähtäri 3.jpg

(Velika Lasica)

Mustela erminea N Serbia LC Mustela erminea hibernica.jpg
Steppe Polecat Mustela eversmanii NE and E Serbia LC
Weasel Mustela nivalis Throughout Serbia LC Mustela nivalis -British Wildlife Centre-4.jpg
European Polecat


Mustela putorius Throughout Serbia LC Mustela putorius 01.jpg
European Marbled Polecat Vormela peregusna SE and E Serbia VU Marbled polecat.jpg
Family: Ursidae
Brown Bear

(Mrki Medved)

Ursus arctos W Serbia LC Kamchatka Brown Bear near Dvuhyurtochnoe on 2015-07-23.jpg

Order: Cetartiodactyla[edit]

There are 5 species of even-toed ungulate in Serbia.

Common Name Scientific Name Range IUCN Status Photo
Family: Bovidae
Balkan Chamois


Rupicapra rupicapra Đerdap National Park, Brestovac, Grobnice LC Gämse (Rupicapra rupicapra) Zoo Salzburg 2014 g.jpg
Family: Cervidae
European Roe Deer


Capreolus capreolus Throughout Serbia LC Rådjur (Capreolus capreolus) på Ornö.jpg
Red Deer

(Crveni Jelen)

Cervus elaphus N and E Serbia LC Cervus elaphus LC0266.jpg
Fallow Deer

(Jelen Lopatar)

Dama dama Throughout Serbia LC Haltern - Naturwildpark Granat - Dama dama dama 12 ies.jpg
Family: Suidae
Wild Boar

(Divlja Svinja)

Sus scrofa Throughout Serbia LC Sus scrofa davidi.jpg

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 information from the above.