Crescent Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Mountain-Prairie Region

Mammal List

Marsupials - Order Marsupialia

Opossums - Family Didelphidae
Opossum (Didelphis marsupialis) Status: Rare

Insectivores - Order Insectivora

Shrews - Family Soricidae
Masked Shrew (Sorex cinereus) Status: Abundant
Shorttail Shrew (Blarina brevicauda) Status: Possible


Moles - Family Talpidae
Eastern Mole (Scalopus aquaticus) Status: Common

Bats - Order Chiroptera

Bats - Family Vespertilionidae
Big Brown Bat (Eptesicus fuscus) Status: Rare
Little Brown Bat (Myotis lucifugus) Status: Possible
Keen Bat (Myotis keeni) Status: Possible
Small-footed Bat (Myotis subulatus) Status: Possible
Silver-haired Bat (Lasionycteris noctivangans) Status: Possible
Red Bat (Lasiurus borealis) Status: Possible
Hoary Bat (Lariurus cinereus) Status: Rare
Small-footed myotis (Myotis lucifugus) Status: ????

Flesh Eaters - Order Carnivora

Bears -Family Ursidae
Plains Grizzley (Ursus horribilis) Status: Extirpated


Racoons -Family Procyonidae
Racoon (Procyon lotor) Status: Common


Weasels and Skunks -Family Musielidae
Least Weasel (Mustela rixosa) Status: Rare
Long-tailed Weasel (Mustela frenata) Status: Common
Mink (Mustela vison) Status: Rare
Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) Status: Extirpated
River Otter (Lutra canadensis) Status: Possible
Badger (Taxidea taxus) Status: Uncommon
Spotted Skunk (Spilogale putoris) Status: Uncommon
Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitus) Status: Uncommon


Dogs -Family Canidae
Coyote (Canis latrans) Status: Abundant
Swift Fox (Vulpes velox) Status: Possible
Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) Status: Rare
Plains Wolf (Canis lupus) Status: Extirpated


Cats -Family Felidae
Bobcat (Lynx rufus) Status: Rare

Gnawing Mammals - Order Rodentia

Squirrels -Family Scuridae
Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus tridecemlineatus) Status: Rare
Eastern Fox squirrel (Sciurus niger) Status: Possible
Black-tailed Praire Dog (Cynomys ludovidicianus) Status: Extirpated


Pocket Gophers -Family Geomyidae
Plains Pocket Gopher (Geomyus bursarius) Status: Abundant


Pocket Mice, Kangaroo Mice and Rats -Family Heteromyidae
Plains Pocket Mouse (Peroganthus favescens) Status: Abundant
Silky Pocket Mouse (Peroganthus flavus) Status: Abundant
Hispid Pocket Mouse (Peroganthus hispidus) Status: Possible
Ord's Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys ordii) Status: Abundant


Beaver -Family Castoridae
Beaver (Castor canadensis) Status: Possible


Mice, Rats, and Voles -Family Cricetidae
Plains Harvest Mouse (Reithrodontomyus montanus) Status: Uncommon
Western Harvest Mouse (Reithrodontomyus megalotis) Status: Uncommon
Deer Mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) Status: Abundant
Northern Grasshopper Mouse (Onychomys leucogaster) Status: Uncommon
Bushytail Wood Rat (Neotoma cinerea) Status: Rare
Meadow Vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus) Status: Abundant
Praire Vole (Microtus ochrogaster) Status: Uncommon
Muskrat (Ondatra zibethica) Status: Abundant
White-footed Mouse (Peromuscus leucopus) Status: Possible


Jumping Mice -Family Zapodidae
Meadow Jumping Mouse (Zapus Hudsonius) Status: Common


Porcupine -Family Erethizontidae
Porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum) Status: Uncommon

Hares and Rabbits - Order Lagomorpha

Hares and Rabbits -Family Leporidae
Whitetail Jackrabbit (Lepus townsendi) Status: Common
Blacktail Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus) Status: Common
Eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) Status: Common
Desert Cottontail (Sylvilagus auduboni) Status: Possible

Even-Toed Hoofed Mammals - Order Artiodactyla

Deer -Family Cervidae
Whitetail Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) Status: Abundant
Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus) Status: Abundant
Elk (Cervus canadensis) Status: Extirpated


Bison -Family Bovidae
Bison (Bison bison) Status: Extirpated


Pronghorn -Family Antilocapridae
Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) Status: Uncommon
Last updated: March 21, 2011