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Wild Mammals of Washington State

Medicine Wheel

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Then choose 'Find' and type in the name of the animal for which you are searching.
The mammal, if it resides in Washington, will be shown on the page.

bear

~ This animal is listed as endangered.
* This animal is listed as threatened.
Many other species are being monitored
and there is concern about the continued existence of the species and their habitats.

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Order
          Family

Common Name

Scientific Name

Didelphimorphia (Marsupialia)
        Didelphidae

           opossum


Common Opossum

Didelphis virginiana

Insectivora
        Soricidae


Dusky Shrew
Masked Shrew
Merriam's Shrew
Northern Water Shrew
Pacific Water Shrew
Preble's Shrew
Pygmy Shrew
Trowbridge's Shrew
Vagrant Shrew


Sorex monticolus
Sorex cinereus
Sorex merriami
Sorex palustris
Sorex bendirii
Sorex preblei
Sorex hoyi
Sorex trowbridgii
Sorex vagrans


        Talpidae

  


Pacific Mole
Shrew-mole
Townsend's Mole


Scapanus oraius
Neurotrichus gibbsii
Scapanus townsendii

Chiroptera
         Vespertilionidae

bat

         


Big Brown Bat
California Myotis
Fringed Myotis
Hoary Bat
Keens Myotis
Little Brown Myotis
Long-eared Myotis
Long-legged Myotis
Pallid Bat
Silver-haired Bat
Small-footed Myotis
Spotted Bat
Western Big-eared Bat
Western Pipistrelle
Western Red Bat
Yuma Myotis


Estesicus fuscus
Myotis californicus
Myotis thysanodes
Lasiurus cinereus
Myotis keenii
Myotis lucifugus
Myotis evotis
Myotis volans
Antrozous pallidus
Lasionycteris noctivagans
Myotis leibii
Euderma maculatum
Plecotus townsendii
Pipistrellus hesperus
Lasiurus cinereus
Myotis yumanensis

Rodentia
         Aplodontidae


Mountain Beaver
Beaver


Aplodontia rufa
Castor canadensis


         Castoridae


Mazama Pocket Gopher *
Northern Pocket Gopher


Thomomys mazama
Thomomys talpoides


         Geomyidae


Least Chipmunk
Red-tailed Chipmunk
Townsend's Chipmunk
Yellow-pine Chipmunk


Tamias minimus
Tamias ruficaudus
Tamias townsendii
Tamias amoenus


         Sciuridae

      squirrel

 


Beechy Ground Squirrel
Columbian Ground Squirrel
Douglas Squirrel
Eastern Gray Squirrel
Fox Squirrel
Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel
Northern Flying Squirrel
Paiute Ground Squirrel
Red Squirrel
Townsend's Ground Squirrel
Washington Ground Squirrel
Western Gray Squirrel *


Spermophilus beecheyi
Spermphilus columbianus
Tamiasciurus douglasii
Sciurus carolinensis
Sciurus niger
Spermophilus lateralis
Glaucomys sabrinus
Spermophilus mollis
Tamisciurus hudsonicus
Spermophilus townsendii
Spermophilus washingtoni
Sciurus griseus


        Hetermyidae


Hoary Marmot
Olympic Marmot
Yellow-bellied Marmot
Woodchuck


Marmota caligata
Marmota Olympus
Marmota flaviventris
Marmota monax


        Dipodidae


Great Basin Pocket Mouse
Ord's Kangaroo Rat
Pacific Jumping Mouse
Western Jumping Mouse


Perognathus parvus
Dipodomys ordi
Zapus trinotatus
Zapus princes


        Sigmodontidae


Bushy-tailed Woodrat
Deer Mouse
Northern Grasshopper Mouse
Western Harvest Mouse


Neotoma cinerea
Peromyscus maniculatus
Onychomys leucogaster
Reithrodontomys megalotis


         Muridae


Creeping Vole
Gray-tailed Vole
Heather Vole
Long-tailed Vole
Meadow Vole
Montane Vole
Muskrat
Northern Bog Lemming
Red-backed Vole
Richardson's Vole
Sagebrush Vole
Townsend's Vole


Microtus oregoni
Microtus canicaudus
Phenacomys intermedius
Microtus longicaudus
Microtus pennsylvanicus
Microtus montanus
Ondrata zibethicus
Synaptomys borealis
Clethrionomys gapperi
Microtus richardsoni
Lemmiscus curtatus
Microtus townsendii


         Erethizontidae


Black Rat
House Mouse
Norway Rat


Rattus rattus
Mus musculus
Rattus norvegicus


         Myocastoridae


Porcupine
Nutria


Erethizon dorsatum
Myocastor coypus

Lagomorpha
         Ochotonidae
         Leporidae

     rabbit


Pika
Black-tailed Rabbit
Eastern Cottontail
European Rabbit
Nuttall's Cottontail
Pygmy Rabbit ~
Snowshoe Hare
White-tailed Jackrabbit

 


Ochotona princes
Lepus americanus
Sylvilagus floridanus
Oryctolagus caniculus
Sylvilagus nuttallii
Brachylagus idahoensis
Lepus americanus
Lepus townsendi

Artiodactyla
          Bovidae

  elk


Elk
Moose
Black-tailed Deer/Mule Deer
White-tailed Deer ~
Bighorn Sheep
Mountain Goat


Cervus elaphus
Alces alces
Odocoileus hemionus
Odocoileus verginianus
Ovis canadensis
Oreamnos americanus

Carnivora
          Mephitidae


Striped Skunk
Western Spottted Skunk


Mephitis mephitis
Spilogale gracilis


          Procynidae


Raccoon


Procyon lotor


          Felidae


Bobcat
Lynx *
Mountain Lion


Lynx rufus
Lynx canadensis
Puma concolor


          Canidae


Coyote
Gray Wolf ~
Red Fox


Canis latrans
Canis lupus
Vuples vulpes


          Ursidae


  bear


Black Bear
Grizzly Bear ~


Ursus americanus
Ursus arctos


          Mustelidae


Badger
Fisher ~
Long-tailed Weasel
Marten
Mink
River Otter
Sea Otter ~
Short-tailed Weasel/Ermine
Wolverine


Taxidea taxus
Martes pennanti
Mustela erminea
Martes americana
Mustela vison
Lontra canadensis
Enhydra lutris
Mustela erminea
Gulo gulo


          Otariidae


California Sea Lion
Northern Fur Seal
Stellar Sea Lion *


Zalophus californianus
Callorhinus ursinus
Eumetopias jubatus


          Phocidae


Harbor Seal
Elephant Seal


Phoca vitulina
Mirounga angustirostris

Cetacea
Suborder Odontoceti
          Delphinidae
  orca whale


Bottle-nosed Dolphin
False Killer Whale
Garmpus
Killer Whale ~
Northern Right-whale Dolphin
Pacific White-sided Dolphin
Rough-toothed Dolphin
Short-beaked       Saddleback Dolphin
Short-finned Pilot Whale
Striped Dolphin


Tursiops truncatus
Pseudorca cassidens
Grampus griseus
Orcinius orca
Lissodelphis borealis
Lagenorhynchus obliquidens
Steno bredanesis
Delphinus delphis

Globicephala macrorhynchus
Stenella coeruleoalba


           Phocoenidae


Dall's Porpoise
Harbor Porpoise


Phocoenoides dalli
Phocoena phocoena


           Kogiidae


Dwarf Sperm Whale
Pygmy Sperm Whale


Kogia sima
Kogia breviceps


           Physeteridae


Sperm Whale ~


Physeter macrophalus


           Ziphiidae


Baird's Beaked Whale
Cuvier's Beaked Whale
Hubbs Beaked Whale
Pacific Beaked Whale


Berardius bairdii
Ziphius cavirostris
Mesoplodon carlhubbsi
Mesoplodon stejnegeri


Suborder Mysticeti
          Balaenidae
          Balaenopteridae


Black Right Whale ~
Blue Whale ~
Fin Whale ~
Humpback Whale ~
Minke Whale
Sei Whale ~


Eubalaena glacialis
Balaenoptera musculus
Balaenoptera plysalus
Megaptera noveangliae
Balaenoptera acutorostrata
Balaenoptera borealis


           Eschrichtidae


Gray Whale


Eschrichtius robustus

 

humpback whale

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