Species Information

Class of Mammalia


US STATUS DEFINITIONS      KENTUCKY STATUS DEFINITIONS

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71 species are listed.
Scientific Name
and Life History
Common Name and Pictures Class US Status KY Status WAP List County List Quad
Neotoma magister Allegheny WoodratMammaliaNN YesCountyQuad
Taxidea taxus American BadgerMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Castor canadensis American BeaverMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Ursus americanus American Black BearMammaliaNS YesCountyQuad
Mustela vison American MinkMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Sylvilagus obscurus Appalachian CottontailMammaliaNN YesCountyQuad
Eptesicus fuscus Big Brown BatMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Lynx rufus BobcatMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Tadarida brasiliensis Brazilian Free-tailed BatMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Sorex cinereus Cinereus ShrewMammaliaNS YesCountyQuad
Peromyscus maniculatus nubiterrae Cloudland DeermouseMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Peromyscus gossypinus Cotton MouseMammaliaNT YesCountyQuad
Canis latrans CoyoteMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Tamias striatus Eastern ChipmunkMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Sylvilagus floridanus Eastern CottontailMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Sciurus niger Eastern Fox SquirrelMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Sciurus carolinensis Eastern Gray SquirrelMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Reithrodontomys humulis Eastern Harvest MouseMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Scalopus aquaticus Eastern MoleMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Perimyotis subflavus Eastern PipistrelleMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Lasiurus borealis Eastern Red BatMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Myotis leibii Eastern Small-footed MyotisMammaliaNT YesCountyQuad
Spilogale putorius Eastern Spotted SkunkMammaliaNS YesCountyQuad
Cervus elaphus ElkMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Nycticeius humeralis Evening BatMammaliaNS YesCountyQuad
Sus scrofa Feral HogMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Ochrotomys nuttalli Golden MouseMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Urocyon cinereoargenteus Gray FoxMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Myotis grisescens Gray MyotisMammaliaET YesCountyQuad
Parascalops breweri Hairy-tailed MoleMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Sigmodon hispidus Hispid Cotton RatMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Lasiurus cinereus Hoary BatMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Myotis sodalis Indiana BatMammaliaEE YesCountyQuad
Clethrionomys gapperi maurus Kentucky Red-backed VoleMammaliaNS YesCountyQuad
Cryptotis parva Least ShrewMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Mustela nivalis Least WeaselMammaliaNS CountyQuad
Myotis lucifugus Little Brown BatMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Sorex dispar blitchi Long-tailed Or Rock ShrewMammaliaNE YesCountyQuad
Mustela frenata Long-tailed WeaselMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Oryzomys palustris Marsh Rice RatMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Zapus hudsonius Meadow Jumping MouseMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Microtus pennsylvanicus Meadow VoleMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Ondatra zibethicus MuskratMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Dasypus novemcinctus Nine-banded ArmadilloMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Erethizon dorsatum North American PorcupineMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Myotis septentrionalis Northern MyotisMammaliaTE CountyQuad
Procyon lotor Northern RaccoonMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Lontra canadensis Northern River OtterMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Blarina brevicauda Northern Short-tailed ShrewMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Peromyscus maniculatus bairdii Prairie DeermouseMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Microtus ochrogaster Prairie VoleMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Sorex hoyi Pygmy ShrewMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Corynorhinus rafinesquii Rafinesque's Big-eared BatMammaliaNS YesCountyQuad
Vulpes vulpes Red FoxMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Lasiurus seminolus Seminole BatMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Lasionycteris noctivagans Silver-haired BatMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Sorex fumeus Smoky ShrewMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Myotis austroriparius Southeastern MyotisMammaliaNE YesCountyQuad
Sorex longirostris Southeastern ShrewMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Synaptomys cooperi Southern Bog LemmingMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Glaucomys volans Southern Flying SquirrelMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Blarina carolinensis Southern Short-tailed ShrewMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Mephitis mephitis Striped SkunkMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Sylvilagus aquaticus Swamp RabbitMammaliaNN YesCountyQuad
Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus Virginia Big-eared BatMammaliaEE YesCountyQuad
Didelphis virginiana Virginia OpossumMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Peromyscus leucopus White-footed MouseMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Odocoileus virginianus White-tailed DeerMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Marmota monax WoodchuckMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Napaeozapus insignis Woodland Jumping MouseMammaliaNN CountyQuad
Microtus pinetorum Woodland VoleMammaliaNN CountyQuad