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There are 52 mammal species known to inhabit central New Hampshire and another seven that occasionally visit or are suspected of visiting the area. This website will probably never get around to including a profile for all the species. The highest priorities are the Orders Carnivora and Rodentia, due to the interests of the BT webmaster. As the pages are developed, links will be added to the taxonomic outline below.

Resident Mammal Species

Order Insectivora (invertebrate eaters)
Family Soricidae (Shrew Family)
~~ Masked Shrew - Sorex cinereus
~~ Water Shrew - Sorex palustris
~~ Smoky Shrew - Sorex fumeus
~~ Long-tailed Shrew - Sorex dispar
~~ Pigmy Shrew - Sorex hoyi
~~ Northern Short-tailed Shrew - Blarina brevicauda
Family Talpidae (Mole Family)
~~ Hairy-tailed Mole - Parascalops breweri
~~ Star-nosed Mole - Condylura cristata

Order Chiroptera (wings in the hands)
Family Vespertilionidae (Plain-nosed Bat Family)
~~ Little Brown Bat - Myotis lucifugus
~~ Northern Long-eared Bat - Myotis septentrionalis
~~ Eastern Small-footed Myotis - Myotis leibii
~~ Silver-haired Bat - Lasionycteris noctivagans
~~ Eastern Pipistrelle - Pipistrellus subflavus
~~ Big Brown Bat - Eptesicus fuscus
~~ Red Bat - Lasiurus borealis
~~ Hoary Bat - Lasiurus cinereus

Order Lagomorpha (hare shaped)
Family Leporidae (Hare Family)
~~ Snowshoe Hare - Lepus americanus

Order Rodentia (gnawers)
Family Sciuridae (Squirrel Family)
~~ Chipmunk - Tamias striatus
~~ Woodchuck - Marmota monax
~~ Gray Squirrel - Sciurus carolinensis
~~ Red Squirrel - Tamiasciurus hudsonicus
~~ Southern Flying Squirrel - Glaucomys volans
~~ Northern Flying Squirrel - Glaucomys sabrinus
Family Castoridae (Beaver Family)
~~ Beaver - Castor canadensis
Family Muridae (Mouse Family)
~~ Deer Mouse - Peromyscus maniculatus
~~ White-footed Mouse - Peromyscus leucopus
~~ Southern Red-backed Vole - Myodes gapperi
~~ Meadow Vole - Microtus pennsylvanicus
~~ Rock Vole - Microtus chrotorrhinus
~~ Woodland Vole (Pine Vole) - Microtus pinetorum
~~ Muskrat - Ondatra zibethicus
~~ Southern Bog Lemming - Synaptomys cooperi
~~ Norway Rat (introduced) - Rattus norvegicus
~~ House Mouse (introduced) - Mus musculus
Family Zapodidae (Big Hind-foot Family)
~~ Meadow Jumping Mouse - Zapus hudsonius
~~ Woodland Jumping Mouse - Napaeozapus insignis
Family Erethizontidae (Porcupine Family)
~~ Porcupine - Erethizon dorsatum

Order Carnivora (meat eaters)
Family Canidae (Dog Family)
~~ Coyote - Canis latrans
~~ Red Fox - Vulpes vulpes
~~ Gray Fox - Urocyon cinereoargenteus
Family Ursidae (Bear Family)
~~ Black Bear - Ursus americanus
Family Procyonidae (Pre-dog Family - a misnomer)
~~ Raccoon - Procyon lotor
Family Mustelidae (Weasel Family)
~~ Ermine (Short-tailed Weasel) - Mustela erminea
~~ Long-tailed Weasel - Mustela frenata
~~ Mink - Mustela vison
~~ Marten - Martes americana
~~ Fisher - Martes pennanti
~~ Otter - Lontra canadensis
~~ Striped Skunk (some authorities place it in its own Family) - Mephitis mephitis
Family Felidae (Cat Family)
~~ Bobcat - Lynx rufus

Order Artiodactyla (even-toed ungulates)
Family Cervidae (Deer Family)
~~ White-tailed Deer - Odocoileus virginianus
~~ Moose - Alces alces


Suspected Visiting Mammal Species

Order Didelphimorpha (with a double womb)
Family Didelphidae (Double-womb Family)
~~ Opossum - Didelphis virginiana

Order Chiroptera (wings in the hands)
Family Vespertilionidae (Plain-nosed Bat Family)
~~ Indiana Bat - Myotis sodalis

Order Lagomorpha (hare shaped)
Family Leporidae (Hare Family)
~~ Eastern Cottontail - Sylvilagus floridanus

Order Rodentia (gnawers)
Family Muridae (Mouse Family)
~~ Northern Bog Lemming - Synaptomys borealis

Order Carnivora (meat eaters)
Family Canidae (Dog Family)
~~ Gray Wolf (Eastern Timber Wolf) - Canis lupus lycaon
Family Felidae (Cat Family)
~~ Mountain Lion (cougar, panther, catamount, puma) - Puma concolor
~~ Lynx - Lynx canadensis