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Great Smoky Mountains


brochure Great Smoky Mountains - Mammals

Mammals of Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina and Tennessee. Published by the Great Smoky Mountains Association.

MAMMALS A CHECKLIST FOR SPECIES IN GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK KEY STATUS CODE C = Common U = Uncommon R = Rare X = Unknown SPECIAL NOTATIONS + Non-native (historic) = last recorded sighting 50+ years ago OPOSSUMS ❒ Virginia Opossum C SHREWS AND MOLES ❒ Masked Shrew C ❒ Southeastern Shrew R ❒ Water Shrew R ❒ Smoky Shrew C ❒ Long-tailed Shrew or Rock Shrew U ❒ Pygmy Shrew U ❒ Northern Short-tailed Shrew C ❒ Least Shrew U ❒ Star-nosed Mole R ❒ Hairy-tailed Mole C ❒ Eastern Mole U BATS ❒ Little Brown Bat R ❒ Northern Long-eared Bat R ❒ Indiana Bat R ❒ Eastern Small-footed Bat R ❒ Silver-haired Bat U ❒ Tri-colored Bat R ❒ Big Brown Bat U ❒ Eastern Red Bat C ❒ Hoary Bat U ❒ Rafinesque’s Big-eared Bat U ❒ Evening Bat R ❒ Seminole Bat R ❒ Gray Bat R RABBITS ❒ Eastern Cottontail C ❒ Appalachian Cottontail R SQUIRRELS AND RELATIVES ❒ Eastern Chipmunk C ❒ Woodchuck or Groundhog U ❒ Eastern Gray Squirrel C ❒ Eastern Fox Squirrel R ❒ Red Squirrel C ❒ Southern Flying Squirrel C ❒ Carolina Northern Flying Squirrel R BEAVERS ❒ American Beaver U MOUSE-LIKE RODENTS ❒ Eastern Harvest Mouse R ❒ Deer Mouse C ❒ White-footed Mouse C ❒ Cotton Mouse U ❒ Golden Mouse U ❒ +House Mouse R ❒ Meadow Vole R ❒ Rock Vole U ❒ Woodland Vole U ❒ Southern Red-backed Vole C ❒ Southern Bog Lemming U ❒ Muskrat C ❒ Allegheny Woodrat R ❒ Hispid Cotton Rat R ❒ Marsh Rice Rat (historic) ❒ +Black Rat R ❒ +Norway Rat R ❒ Meadow Jumping Mouse R ❒ Woodland Jumping Mouse U CANINES ❒ Coyote C ❒ Red Fox U ❒ Gray Fox C ❒ Red Wolf (historic) ❒ Gray Wolf (historic) BEARS ❒ American Black Bear C RACOONS ❒ Raccoon C SKUNKS ❒ Eastern Spotted Skunk R ❒ Striped Skunk C WEASELS AND RELATIVES ❒ Long-tailed Weasel C ❒ Least Weasel X ❒ Mink U ❒ Northern River Otter U ❒ Fisher (historic) FELINES ❒ Bobcat C ❒ Mountain Lion or Cougar (historic) EVEN-TOED UNGULATES ❒ +Wild Boar C ❒ American Bison (historic) ❒ White-tailed Deer C ❒ Elk or Wapiti C ARMORED MAMMALS ❒ Nine-banded Armadillo X REFERENCE NPSpecies—The National Park Service Biodiversity Database (online). Fort Collins, CO: National Park Service, Natural Resource Stewardship and Science, 2020. Pivorun, Edward, et al. Mammals of the Smokies. Gatlinburg, TN: Great Smoky Mountains Association, 2009. MAMMAL OBSERVATIONS Great Smoky Mountains National Park staff are interested in your observations of unusual mammals in the park. Information that is of assistance to the park staff includes: •date and time •exact location •elevation •weather and temperature •number of individuals •your familiarity with the species Send observations of mammals to: Research Coordinator Great Smoky Mountains National Park Twin Creeks Science and Education Center 1316 Cherokee Orchard Road Gatlinburg, TN 37738 Produced by Great Smoky Mountains Association in cooperation with Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This checklist is available online as a PDF at SmokiesInformation.org. 115 Park Headquarters Road Gatlinburg, TN 37738 865.436.7318 SmokiesInformation.org Revised 4-2020

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