Mammals of Louisiana

Checklist of Mammals for Louisiana

Excluding Marine Mammals

DIDELPHIMORPHIA

            Didelphidae

                        Didelphis virginiana                            Virginia opossum

CINGULATA

            Dasypodidae

                        Dasypus novemcinctus                      nine-banded armadillo

SORICOMORPHA

            Soricidae

                        Blarina carolinensis                            southern short-tailed shrew

                        Blarina hylophaga                               Elliot’s short-tailed shrew

                        Cryptotis parva                                   least shrew

                        Sorex longirostris                                southeastern shrew

            Talpidae

                       Scalopus aquaticus                             eastern mole

CHIROPTERA

           Mollossidae

                        Tadarida brasiliensis                            Mexican free-tailed bat

          Vespertilionidae

                         Eptesicus fuscus                                big brown bat

                         Lasionycteris noctivagans                  silver-haired bat

                         Lasiurus borealis                                 eastern red bat

                         Lasiurus cinereus                                hoary bat

                         Lasiurus seminolis                              Seminole bat

                         Lasiurus intermedius                           northern yellow bat

                         Myotis austroriparius                           southeastern myotis

                         Myotis septentrionalis                          northern long-eared Myotis

                         Nycticeius humeralis                           evening bat

                         Perimyotis subflavus                           tri-colored bat

                         Corynorhinus rafinesquii                      Rafinesque’s big eared bat

RODENTIA

          Castoridae

                        Castor canadensis                               American beaver

         Geomyidae

                        Geomys bursarius                               plains pocket gopher

        Heteromyidae

                        Chaetodipus hispidus                           hispid pocket mouse

        Muridae

                        Microtus pinetorum                               woodland vole

                        Oryzomys palustris                               marsh rice rat

                        Ochrotomys nuttalli                               golden mouse

                        Ondatra zibethicus                                common muskrat

                        Peromyscus leucopus                            white-footed mouse

                        Peromyscus gossypinus                        cotton mouse

                        Reithrodontomys fulvescens                  fulvous harvest mouse

                        Reithrodontomys humulis                      eastern harvest mouse

                        Sigmodon hispidus                                 hispid cotton rat

                        Neotoma floridana                                  eastern woodrat

           Sciuridae

                      Glaucomys volans                                     southern flying squirrel

                      Tamiaus striatus                                        eastern chipmunk

                      Sciurus carolinensis                                   eastern gray squirrel

                      Sciurus niger                                             eastern fox squirrel

LAGOMORPHA

            Leporidae

                     Sylivagus aquaticus                                     swamp rabbit

                     Sylivagus floridana                                       eastern cottontail

CARNIVORA

            Canidae

                    Canis latrans                                                 coyote

                    Vulpes vulpes                                                red fox

                    Urocyon cinereoargenteus                               gray fox

          Felidae

                    Lynx rufus                                                       bobcat

                    Puma concolor                                                Florida panther

         Memphitidae

                   Mephitis mephitis                                             striped skunk

                   Spilogale putorius                                            spotted skunk

        Mustelidae

                    Lutra canadensis                                             northern river otter

                    Mustela vison                                                  mink

                    Mustela frenata                                               long-tailed weasel

       Procyonidae

                   Procycon lotor                                                  common raccoon

      Bassariscus astutus                                         ringtail

Ursidae

       Ursus americanus                                           American black bear

ARTIODACTYLA

     Cervidae

                  Odocoileus virginianus                                        white-tailed deer

PRIMATES

     Hominidae

Homo sapiens                                                           man