List of threatened mammals of the United States

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According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), 65 mammal species in the United States are threatened or nearly threatened with extinction.[1] The IUCN has classified each of these species into one of four conservation statuses: near threatened NT, vulnerable VU, endangered EN, and critically endangered CR. Also included in the list are 5 species that became extinct EX since the 1500s.

Order Artiodactyla (even-toed ungulates and cetaceans)[edit]

Family Balaenidae (bowhead and right whales)

Family Balaenopteridae (rorquals)

Family Bovidae (bovids)

Family Cervidae (deer)

Family Monodontidae (narwhal and beluga whale)

Family Physeteridae (sperm whale)

Order Carnivora (carnivorans)[edit]

Family Canidae (canids)

Family Felidae (cats)

Family Mephitidae (skunks)

Family Mustelidae (mustelids)

Family Odobenidae (walrus)

Family Otariidae (eared seals)

Family Phocidae (earless seals)

Family Ursidae (bears)

Order Chiroptera (bats)[edit]

Family Emballonuridae (sac-winged bats)

Family Molossidae (free-tailed bats)

Family Phyllostomidae (leaf-nosed bats)

Family Pteropodidae (megabats)

Family Vespertilionidae (vesper bats)

Order Eulipotyphla (hedgehogs, shrews, moles, and solenodons)[edit]

Family Nesophontidae (West Indies shrews)

Family Soricidae (shrews)

Order Lagomorpha (lagomorphs)[edit]

Family Leporidae (rabbits and hares)

Order Rodentia (rodents)[edit]

Family Cricetidae (true hamsters, voles, lemmings, and New World rats and mice)

Family Geomyidae (gophers)

Family Heteromyidae (heteromyids)

Family Sciuridae (squirrels)

Order Sirenia (sea cows)[edit]

Family Dugongidae (dugong and Steller's sea cow)

Family Trichechidae (manatees)

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  1. ^ "IUCN 2016". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 2017-03-23.