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Mammals of Howell Woods

As of August 2, 2004

ORDER INSECTIVORA
Family Soricidae

  • Least Shrew (Cryptotis parva)

Family Talpidae

  • Starnose Mole (Condylura cristata)

ORDER MARSUPIALIA
Family Didelphidae

  • Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana)

ORDER LAGAMORPHA
Family Leporidae

  • Marsh Rabbit (Sylvilagus palustris)
  • Eastern Cottontail(Sylvilagus floridanus)

ORDER RODENTIA
Family Sciuridae

  • Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)
  • Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)
  • Southern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys volans)

Family Castoridae

  • Beaver (Castor canadensis)

Family Cricetidae

  • White-Footed Mouse (Peromyscus leucopus)
  • Golden Mouse (Ochrotomys nuttalli)
  • Muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus)

ORDER CARNIVORA
Family Canidae

  • Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)
  • Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus)
  • Coyote (Canis latrans)

Family Ursidae

  • Black Bear (Ursus americanus)

Family Procyonidae

  • Raccoon (Procyon lotor)

Family Mustelidae

  • Mink (Mustela vison)
  • River Otter (Lutra canadensis)

Family Felidae

  • Bobcat (Felis rufus)

Family Suidae

  • Wild Pig (Sus scrofa)

Family Cervidae

  • White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

ORDER CHIROPTERA
Family Vespertilionidae

  • Red Bat (Lasiurus borealis)
  • Evening Bat (Nycticeius humeralis)
  • Eastern Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus subflavus)
  • Southeastern Bat (Myotis austroriparius)

All bats identified by mist netting and subsequent measurements and inspections.

*Note*

Howell Woods meets the range and habitat requirements for many species such as members of the ORDER INSECTIVORA (shrews and moles) and ORDER CHIROPTERA (bats) as well as other members of the ORDER RODENTIA, but as of this time their presence has not been verified.

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