Mammals 2016-11-29T04:48:05+00:00

Mammals

Opossums

Opossums - Marsupalia Didelphidae virginiana         Identification & Description: Opossums make up the family Didelphidae, of the order Marsupialia. The common Virginia opossum is classified as Didelphis virginiana, the yapock as [...]

Townsend’s Vole

Townsend's Vole - Rodentia Muridae Microtus townsendi     Identification & Description: The Townsend's Vole is from the order Rodentia. The largest group of mammals is the Rodentia. A rough generalisation is most non-flying [...]

Raccoon

Raccoon - Carnivora Procyonidae Procyon lotor Identification & Description: Raccoons make up the genus Procyon of the family Procyonidae. The common North American raccoon is classified as Procyon lotor, and the crab-eating raccoon as [...]

Black-tailed Jackrabbit

Black-tailed Jackrabbit - Lagomorpha Leporidae Lepus californicus         Identification & Description: The jackrabbit belongs to the family Leporidae, in the order Lagomorpha. The white-tailed jackrabbit is classified as Lepus townsendii, the [...]

Douglas Squirrel

Douglas Squirrel - Rodentia Sciuridae Tamiasciurus douglasii Identification & Description: Like all squirrels, the Douglas Squirrel are mammals who belong to the Order Rodentia. One characteristic which they all share is they have orange [...]

Deer Mouse

Deer Mouse - Rodentia Muridae Peromyscus maniculatus Identification & Description: Deer mice are members of the family Muridae. The common deer mouse is classified as Peromyscus maniculatus. Deer mice are the prototype for "field [...]

Coyote

Coyote - Carnivora Canidae Canis latrans Identification & Description: The coyote is a member of the dog family. In size and shape the coyote is like a medium-sized Collie dog, but its tail is [...]