Mammals of the Tucson Mountains, AZ

Based on Roger Carpenter's observations and data from Cockrum, E. Lendell. The Recent Mammals of Arizona: Their Taxonomy and Distribution. University Press, Tucson, AZ 1960. Asterisks in the lists indicate species we believe likely but for which confirmation is needed.

O. Insectivora

  • Desert shrew (Notiosorex crawfordi

O. Chiroptera (bats)

  • California leaf-nosed bat (Macrotus californicus)
  • Long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris sanborni)
  • Yuma myotis (Myotis yumanensis)
  • Western pipistrelle (Pipistrellus hesperus)
  • Big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus)
  • Big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii)
  • Pallid bat (Antrozous pallidus)
  • Brazilian free-tailed bat (Tadarida brasiliensis)
  • Pocketed free-tailed bat (Tadarida femorosacca)
  • Greater mastiff bat (Eumops perotis)

O. Lagomorpha (rabbits)

  • Black-tailed jackrabbit (Lepus californicus)
  • Desert cottontail (Sylvilagus auduboni)

O. Rodentia (rats, mice, squirrels, voles, etc.)

  • Rock squirrel (Citellus variegatus)
  • Harris' antelope squirrel (Ammospermophilus harrisi)
  • Round-tailed ground squirrel (Ammospermophilus tereticaudus)
  • Valley pocket gopher (Thomomys bottae)
  • Arizona pocket mouse (Perognathus amplus)
  • Long-tailed pocket mouse (P. formosus)
  • Desert pocket mouse (P. peniclillatus)
  • Rock pocket mouse (P. intermedius)
  • Banner-tailed kangaroo rat (Dipodomys spectabilis)*
  • Merriam's kangaroo rat (D. merriami)*
  • Southern grasshopper mouse (Onychomys torridus)
  • Western harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys megalotis)
  • Cactus mouse (Peromyscus eremicus)
  • Merriam's mouse (P. merriami)
  • Deer mouse (P. maniculatus)
  • Hispid cotton rat (Sigmodon hispidus)
  • White throated wood rat (Neotoma albigula)
  • House mouse (Mus musculus; non-native)

O. Carnivora

  • Coyote (Canis latrans)
  • Grey fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus)
  • Ring-tailed cat (Bassariscus astutus)
  • Spotted skunk (Spilogale putorius
  • Striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis)
  • Hooded skunk (Mephitis macroura)
  • Mountain lion (Felis concolor)
  • Bobcat (Lynx rufus)

O. Artiodactyla (even-toed ungulates)

  • Javelina (Pecari tayassu)
  • Mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus)

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