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Mammals of Tyson

Mammals known to occur at Washington University's Tyson Research Center, St. Louis County, Missouri. List prepared by LTC Richard M. Pitts, Owen J. Sexton, Jane Walker and Richard W. Coles, September 1, 1997.

(See publication: 1997. Pitts, Richard M., J. W. Bickham, O. J. Sexton, J. Walker, and R. W. Coles. Mammals of Tyson Research Center, St. Louis County, Missouri. Transactions Missouri Academy of Science 31:37-43.)

(Taxonomy follows Nowak, R.M. 1991. Mammals of the World, Vols. 1 and 2, 5th Edition, Pp. 1-642; 643-1629.)

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Order: Marsupialia - Pouched Mammals

Family: Didelphidae - American Opossums

Order: Insectivora - Insectivores

Family: Soricidae - Shrews
  • Blarina hylophaga Elliott's Short-tailed Shrew
  • Cryptotis parva Least Shrew
  • Sorex longirostris Southeastern Shrew
Family: Talpidae - Moles
  • Scalopus aquaticus Eastern Mole

Order: Chiroptera - Bats

Family: Vespertilionidae - Vespertilionid Bats
  • Eptesicus fuscus Big Brown Bat
  • Lasionycteris noctivagans Silver-haired Bat
  • Lasiurus borealis Red Bat
  • Lasiurus cinereus Hoary Bat
  • Myotis grisescens Gray Bat
  • Myotis lucifugus Little Brown Bat
  • Myotis sodalis Indiana Bat
  • Nycticeius humeralis Evening Bat
  • Pipistrellus subflavus Eastern Pipistrelle

Order: Lagomorpha - Rabbits and Hares

Family: Leporidae - Rabbits and Hares
  • Sylvilagus floridanus Eastern Cottontail

Order: Rodentia - Rodents

Family: Sciuridae - Squirrels, Chipmunks and Marmots
  • Glaucomys volans Southern Flying Squirrel
  • Marmota monax Woodchuck or Ground Hog
  • Sciurus carolinensis Eastern Gray Squirrel
  • Sciurus niger Fox Squirrel
  • Tamias striatus Eastern Chipmunk
Family: Castoridae
  • Castor canadensis North American Beaver
Family: Muridae - Rats, Mice, Voles
  • Microtus ochrogaster Prairie Vole
  • Microtus pinetorum Woodland Vole
  • Mus musculus House Mouse
  • Ochrotomys nuttalli Golden Mouse
  • Ondatra zibethicus Muskrat
  • Peromyscus leucopus White-footed Mouse
  • Peromyscus maniculatus Deer Mouse
  • Rattus rattus Black Rat
  • Reithrodontomys megalotis Western Harvest Mouse
  • Synaptomys cooperi Southern Bog Lemming
Family: Zapodidae
  • Zapus hudsonius Meadow Jumping Mouse

Order: Carnivora - Dogs, Cats, Raccoons, Weasels

Family: Canidae - Canids (Dogs, Coyotes, Foxes)
  • Canis familiaris Domestic Dog
  • Canis latrans Coyote
  • Urocyon cinereoargenteus Gray Fox
  • Vulpes vulpes Red Fox
Family: Procyonidae - Raccoons
Family: Mustelidae - Weasels
  • Mephitis mephitis Striped Skunk
Family: Felidae - Cats
  • Felis catus Domestic Cat
  • Lynx rufus Bobcat

Order: Artiodactyla - Even-toed Ungulates (Hoofed Mammals)

Family: Cervidae - Deer