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Mammal Checklist

brochure Glacier - Mammal Checklist
Glacier National Park Montana National Park Service U. S. Department of the Interior Mammal Checklist Common and scientific names from Bradley and others 2014, Revised Checklist of North American Mammals North of Mexico, 2014. List compiled by David S. Shea, November 1971. Revised by David S. Shea, Steve Gniadek, and Lisa Bate, November 2015. ORDER LAGOMORPHA - PIKA, RABBITS, HARES E Occurs east of the Continental Divide W Occurs west of the Continental Divide A Occurs in alpine areas (mountainous areas above treeline) R Occurs only rarely in the park H Historically in park, but no longer present ORDER CHIROPTERA - BATS American pika (Ochotona princeps) Rockslides E W A Silver-haired bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans) Coniferous forests, meadow edges, open water E W Snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus) Coniferous forests E W Big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus) Coniferous forests, buildings, bridges, caves E W White-tailed jackrabbit (Lepus townsendii) Grasslands E R Hoary bat (Lasiurus cinereus) Coniferous and deciduous forests, meadow edges E W Mountain cottontail (Sylvilagus nuttallii) Forests, brushy areas E R Eastern red bat (Lasiurus borealis) Coniferous and deciduous forests, meadow edges E ORDER SORICOMORPHA-INSECTIVORES - SHREWS American pygmy shrew (Sorex hoyi) Dry, open coniferous forests W California myotis (Myotis californicus) Coniferous forests, meadows R W Long-eared myotis (Myotis evotis) Coniferous forests, meadows E W Masked shrew (Sorex cinereus) Coniferous forests E W Little brown myotis (Myotis lucifugus) Over open water, coniferous forests, buildings, caves E W Vagrant shrew (Sorex vagrans) Moist forests and grasslands, marsh and stream edges E W A Long-legged myotis (Myotis volans) Coniferous forests, meadows E W A Montane shrew (Sorex monticolus) Higher elevation coniferous forests E W Yuma myotis (Myotis yumanensis) Over open water, forests American water shrew (Sorex palustris) Stream edges E W W ORDER CARNIVORA - CARNIVORES ORDER RODENTIA - RODENTS Bobcat (Lynx rufus) Open forests, brushy areas E W R North American porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum) Coniferous forests E W Lynx (Lynx canadensis) Coniferous forests E W R American beaver (Castor canadensis) Streams, lakes E W Mountain lion (Puma concolor) Coniferous forests E W Northern pocket gopher (Thomomys talpoides) Meadows E W A Northern raccoon (Procyon lotor) Open forests, stream bottoms E W Yellow-bellied marmot (Marmota flaviventris) Open, rocky foothills; talus slopes E American black bear (Ursus americanus) Forests, slide areas, alpine meadows E W A Hoary marmot (Marmota caligata) Rocky areas, alpine meadows E W A Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos) Forests, slide areas, alpine meadows E W A Least chipmunk (Tamias minimus) High, open forests; brushy, rocky areas; alpine meadows E W A Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) Grasslands, open forest E W Yellow-pine chipmunk (Tamias amoenus) Open forests; brushy, rocky areas E W Swift fox (Vulpes velox) Eastside grasslands E Red-tailed chipmunk (Tamias ruficaudus) Open forests; brushy, rocky areas E W Coyote (Canis latrans) Forests, grasslands E W A E W A Gray wolf (Canis lupus) Forests, grasslands E W Golden-mantled ground squirrel (Callospermophilus lateralis) High, open forests; rocky areas E W Columbian ground squirrel (Urocitellus columbianus) Open woodlands, grasslands, alpine meadows E W A Striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis) Open forests, grasslands R E W Thirteen-lined ground squirrel (Ictidomys tridecemlineatus) Grasslands E American badger (Taxidea taxus) Grasslands Northern river otter (Lontra canadensis) Rivers, lakes E W Richardson's ground squirrel (Urocitellus richardsonii) Grasslands E R Wolverine (Gulo gulo) Coniferous forests, alpine meadows E W A Northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus) Coniferous forests E W Least weasel (Mustela nivalis) Open forests, grasslands E W Red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) Coniferous forests E W Short-tailed weasel (Mustela erminea) Coniferous forests, meadows E W A Western jumping mouse (Zapus princeps) Grasslands, alpine meadows E W A Long-tailed weasel (Mustela frenata) Open forests, meadows E W A Bushy-tailed wood rat (Neotoma cinerea) Rocky areas, old buildings E W A American mink (Vison vison) Creek and lake edges E W North American deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) Forests, grasslands, alpine meadows E W A American marten (Martes americana) Coniferous forests E W Common muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus) Streams, lakes, marshy areas E W Fisher (Pekania pennanti) Coniferous forests E W R R R R R ORDER ARTIODACTYLA - EVEN-TOED UNGULATES R W Southern red-backed vole (Myodes gapperi) Moist coniferous forests E W Western heather vole (Phenacomys intermedius) Coniferous forests, alpine meadows E W A Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) Eastside prairies E White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) Coniferous forests, meadows, creek and river bottoms E W Water vole (Microtus richardsoni) High-elevation stream and lake edges E W A Mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) Open forests, meadows, often at high elevations E W A Long-tailed vole (Microtus longicaudus) Coniferous forests, grasslands E W Elk (Cervus canadensis) Open forests, meadows E W Meadow vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus) Open forests, meadows, along streams, marshy areas. E W Moose (Alces americanus) Coniferous forests, lakes, slow streams, marshy areas E W Caribou (Rangifer tarandus) Coniferous forests to subalpine H Northern bog lemming (Synaptomys borealis) Coniferous forests W Bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) Open mountainous areas E W A Mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus) High peaks and meadows E W A American bison (Bos bison) Eastside parklands and prairies E R H This publication made possible by a donation from the Glacier National Park Conservancy R R

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