Small mammals of Yellowstone National Park

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American marten

There are at least 50 small mammal species known to occur in Yellowstone National Park.

Species are listed by common name, scientific name, typical habitat and relative abundance.[1]

Raccoons[edit]

Order: Carnivora Family: Procyonidae

  • Raccoon, Procyon lotor, rivers, cottonwoods, rare

Badgers and weasels[edit]

Order: Carnivora Family: Mustelidae

Skunks[edit]

Order: Carnivora Family: Mephitidae

Hares and rabbits[edit]

Order: Lagomorpha Family: Leporidae

Pikas[edit]

Order: Lagomorpha Family: Ochotonidae

Shrews[edit]

Order: Soricomorpha Family: Soricidae

Beaver[edit]

Order: Rodentia Family: Castoridae

  • Beaver, Castor canadensis, ponds, streams, approximately 500

Squirrels[edit]

Order: Rodentia Family: Sciuridae

Pocket gophers[edit]

Order: Rodentia Family: Geomyidae

Mice[edit]

Order: Rodentia Family: Cricetidae

  • Deer mouse, Peromyscus maniculatus, grasslands, common

Jumping mice[edit]

Order: Rodentia Family: Dipodidae

Muskrats, voles and woodrats[edit]

Order: Rodentia Family: Cricetidae

Porcupines[edit]

Order: Rodentia Family: Erethizontidae

Bats[edit]

Order: Chiroptera Family: Vespertilionidae

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Broderick, Harold J. (1954). Wild Animals of Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone Library and Museum Association, Yellowstone National Park, National Park Service.
  • Streubel, Donald P. (1995). Small Mammals of the Yellowstone Ecosystem. Boulder, CO: Robert Rineharts. ISBN 0-911797-59-9.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Mammals in Yellowstone National Park (Report). Yellowstone National Park, National Park Service. Retrieved 2010-02-01.