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Native Mammals of Indiana

Click on the COMMON NAME of the Hoosier MAMMALS below to EXPLORE and LEARN more about these exciting animals!

Do you want to see more of these animals in your backyard or neighborhood? Try checking out our Certified Wildlife Habitat™ program on ways to attract Indiana's native mammals to your area!





Common Name


Rodentia Muridae Neotoma magister Allegheny woodrat SE
Carnivora Mustelidae Taxidea taxus badger SC
Rodentia Castoridae Castor canadensis beaver  
Chiroptera Vespertilionidae Eptesicus fuscus big brown bat  
Carnivora Felidae Lynx rufus bobcat  
Lagomorpha Leporidae Sylvilagus floridanus eastern cottontail rabbit  
Carnivora Canidae Canis latrans coyote  
Rodentia Muridae Peromyscus maniculatus deer mouse  
Rodentia Sciuridae Tamias striatus eastern chipmunk  
Insectivora Talpidae Scalopus aquaticus eastern mole  
Chiroptera Vespertilionidae Perimyotis subflavus tri-color bat SC
Chiroptera Vespertilionidae Lasiurus borealis red bat SC
Chiroptera Vespertilionidae Nycticeius humeralis evening bat SE
Rodentia Sciuridae Sciurus niger fox squirrel  
Rodentia Sciuridae Spermophilus franklinii Franklin's ground squirrel SE
Carnivora Canidae Urocyon cinereoargenteus gray fox  
Chiroptera Vespertilionidae Myotis grisescens gray myotis SE,FE
Rodentia Sciuridae Sciurus carolinensis gray squirrel  
Chiroptera Vespertilionidae Lasiurus cinereus hoary bat SC
Rodentia Muridae Mus musculus house mouse X
Chiroptera Vespertilionidae Myotis sodalis Indiana myotis SE,FE
Insectivora Soricidae Cryptotis parva least shrew  
Carnivora Mustelidae Mustela nivalis least weasel SC
Chiroptera Vespertilionidae Myotis lucifugus little brown myotis SC
Chiroptrea Vespertillonldae Myotis leibii eastern small-foot myotis  
Carnivora Mustelidae Mustela frenata long-tailed weasel  
Insectivora Soricidae Sorex cinereus masked shrew  
Rodentia Dipodidae Zapus hudsonius meadow jumping mouse  
Rodentia Muridae Microtus pennsylvanicus meadow vole  
Carnivora Mustelidae Mustela vison mink  
Rodentia Muridae Ondatra zibethicus muskrat  
Chiroptera Vespertilionidae Myotis septentrionalis Northern long-eared myotis SC
Rodentia Muridae Rattus norvegicus Norway rat X
Didelphimorpha Didelphidae Didelphis virginiana opossum  
Rodentia Geomyidae Geomys bursarius plains pocket gopher SC
Rodentia Muridae Microtus ochrogaster prairie vole  
Insectivora Soricidae Sorex hoyi pygmy shrew SC
Carnivora Procyonidae Procyon lotor raccoon  
Chiroptera Vespertilionidae Corynorhinus rafinesquii Rafinesque's big-eared bat SC
Carnivora Canidae Vulpes vulpes red fox  
Rodentia Sciuridae Tamiasciurus hudsonicus red squirrel  
Carnivora Mustelidae Lutra canadensis river otter SC
Insectivora Soricidae Blarina brevicauda northern short-tailed shrew  
Chiroptera Vespertilionidae Lasionycteris noctivagans silver-haired bat SC
Insectivora Soricidae Sorex fumeus smoky shrew SC
Chiroptera Vespertilionidae Myotis austroriparius southeastern myotis SC
Insectivora Soricidae Sorex longirostris southeastern shrew  
Rodentia Muridae Synaptomys cooperi southern bog lemming  
Rodentia Sciuridae Glaucomys volans southern flying squirrel  
Insectivora Talpidae Condylura cristata star-nosed mole SC
Carnivora Mephitidae Mephitis mephitis striped skunk  
Lagomorpha Leporidae Sylvilagus aquaticus swamp rabbit SE
Rodentia Sciuridae Spermophilus tridecemlineatus thirteen-lined ground squirrel  
Rodentia Muridae Reithrodontomys megalotis western (harvest mouse)  
Rodentia Muridae Peromyscus leucopus white-footed mouse  
Artiodactyla Cervidae Odocoileus virginianus white-tailed deer  
Rodentia Sciuridae Marmota monax woodchuck  
Rodentia Muridae Microtus pinetorum woodland vole  

* Key to Status: Special Concern (SC), State Endangered (SE), Federal Threatened (FT), Federal Endangered (FE), Federal Candidate (FC), exotic/introduced (X)

October 2013 - Data provided Courtesy Indiana DNR