- ANIMAL INVENTORY -
MAMMALS

(page updated 05/25/16; latest new mammal Coyote in Spring 2016)

All text & photos © Hilton Pond Center

Southern Short-tailed Shrew, Blarina carolinensis


The following 30 species of Mammals (Mammalia) have been positively identified at the 11-acre Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History. (Photos and/or other information are available by clicking on underlined common names below.)

MARSUPICARNIVORA
Virginia Opossum
Didelphis virginiana
**

INSECTIVORA (now EULIPOTYPHLA)
Southern Short-tailed Shrew
Blarina carolinensis **
(photo above)
Eastern Mole Scalopus aquaticus **

CHIROPTERA
Eastern Pipistrelle
Pipistrellus subflavus **
(photo at right)
Red Bat Lasiurus borealis **
Big Brown Bat Eptesicus fuscus
**

CARNIVORA
Mink
Mustela vison--roadkill in front of
Center
Striped Skunk
Mephitis mephitis
Dog*
Canis familiaris **
Coyote Canis latrans--Not directly observed but captured with trail cam at staked-out roadkill
(photo below right)
Red Fox
Vulpes vulpes
Raccoon
Procyon lotor **
River Otter Lutra canadensis
Feral
(House) Cat* Felis domestica
**

PRIMATES
Human*
Homo sapiens

ARTIODACTYLA
White-tailed Deer
Odocoileus virginiana

LAGOMORPHA
Eastern Cottontail
Sylvilagus floridanus
**

RODENTIA
Eastern Chipmunk
Tamias striatus **
Eastern Gray Squirrel
Sciurus carolinensis **
Southern Fox Squirrel
Sciurus niger
Southern Flying Squirrel Glaucomys volans ** (photo below)
American Beaver Castor canadensis
Marsh Rice Rat
Oryzomys palustris ** (possible first York County SC record)
White-footed Mouse
Peromyscus leucopus **
Golden Mouse Ochrotomys nuttalli **
Hispid Cotton Rat Sigmodon hispidus **
Woodland (Pine) Vole Microtus pinetorum **
Muskrat
Ondatra zibethicus
House Mouse* Mus musculus **
Norway Rat*
Rattus norvegicus **

* = Introduced species
** = 19 species that have been live-trapped (or otherwise captured), examined, and released

Southern Flying Squirrel, Glaucomys volans

All text and photos © Hilton Pond Center


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