Mammals
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More than 600 vertebrate wildlife species currently occur in Utah. In addition, several other vertebrate species have occurred in Utah during recent times, but no longer occur in the state. Select the appropriate links below to learn about any or all of these wildlife species.

Note: Approximately 100 additional vertebrate wildlife species (primarily birds) "accidentally" occur in Utah from time to time, although Utah is outside of their normal ranges. These species are not included on the list below.

 
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Fishes   Amphibians   Reptiles   Birds

Common Name    Scientific Name
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ABERT'S SQUIRREL  SCIURUS ABERTI
ALLEN'S BIG-EARED BAT  IDIONYCTERIS PHYLLOTIS
AMERICAN BEAVER  CASTOR CANADENSIS
AMERICAN BISON  BOS BISON
AMERICAN MARTEN  MARTES AMERICANA
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AMERICAN MINK  MUSTELA VISON
AMERICAN PIKA  OCHOTONA PRINCEPS
ARIZONA WOODRAT  NEOTOMA DEVIA
BADGER  TAXIDEA TAXUS
BELDING'S GROUND SQUIRREL  SPERMOPHILUS BELDINGI
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BIG BROWN BAT  EPTESICUS FUSCUS
BIG FREE-TAILED BAT  NYCTINOMOPS MACROTIS
BLACK BEAR  URSUS AMERICANUS
BLACK RAT  RATTUS RATTUS
BLACK-FOOTED FERRET  MUSTELA NIGRIPES
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BLACK-TAILED JACKRABBIT  LEPUS CALIFORNICUS
BOBCAT  LYNX RUFUS
BOTTA'S POCKET GOPHER  THOMOMYS BOTTAE
BRAZILIAN FREE-TAILED BAT  TADARIDA BRASILIENSIS
BROWN (GRIZZLY) BEAR  URSUS ARCTOS
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BRUSH MOUSE  PEROMYSCUS BOYLII
BUSHY-TAILED WOODRAT  NEOTOMA CINEREA
CACTUS MOUSE  PEROMYSCUS EREMICUS
CALIFORNIA BIGHORN SHEEP  OVIS CANADENSIS CALIFORNIANA
CALIFORNIA MYOTIS  MYOTIS CALIFORNICUS
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CANADA LYNX  LYNX CANADENSIS
CANYON MOUSE  PEROMYSCUS CRINITUS
CHISEL-TOOTHED KANGAROO RAT  DIPODOMYS MICROPS
CLIFF CHIPMUNK  NEOTAMIAS DORSALIS
COMMON GRAY FOX  UROCYON CINEREOARGENTEUS
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COYOTE  CANIS LATRANS
DARK KANGAROO MOUSE  MICRODIPODOPS MEGACEPHALUS
DEER MOUSE  PEROMYSCUS MANICULATUS
DESERT BIGHORN SHEEP  OVIS CANADENSIS NELSONI
DESERT COTTONTAIL  SYLVILAGUS AUDUBONII
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DESERT KANGAROO RAT  DIPODOMYS DESERTI
DESERT POCKET MOUSE  CHAETODIPUS PENICILLATUS
DESERT SHREW  NOTIOSOREX CRAWFORDI
DESERT WOODRAT  NEOTOMA LEPIDA
DWARF SHREW  SOREX NANUS
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ELK OR WAPITI  CERVUS CANADENSIS
ERMINE  MUSTELA ERMINEA
FISHER  MARTES PENNANTI
FRINGED MYOTIS  MYOTIS THYSANODES
GOLDEN-MANTLED GROUND SQUIRREL  SPERMOPHILUS LATERALIS
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GRAY WOLF  CANIS LUPUS
GREAT BASIN POCKET MOUSE  PEROGNATHUS PARVUS
GUNNISON'S PRAIRIE-DOG  CYNOMYS GUNNISONI
HOARY BAT  LASIURUS CINEREUS
HOPI CHIPMUNK  NEOTAMIAS RUFUS
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HOUSE MOUSE  MUS MUSCULUS
IDAHO POCKET GOPHER  THOMOMYS IDAHOENSIS
KIT FOX  VULPES MACROTIS
LEAST CHIPMUNK  NEOTAMIAS MINIMUS
LITTLE BROWN MYOTIS  MYOTIS LUCIFUGUS
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LITTLE POCKET MOUSE  PEROGNATHUS LONGIMEMBRIS
LONG-EARED MYOTIS  MYOTIS EVOTIS
LONG-LEGGED MYOTIS  MYOTIS VOLANS
LONG-TAILED POCKET MOUSE  CHAETODIPUS FORMOSUS
LONG-TAILED VOLE  MICROTUS LONGICAUDUS
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LONG-TAILED WEASEL  MUSTELA FRENATA
MASKED SHREW  SOREX CINEREUS
MEADOW VOLE  MICROTUS PENNSYLVANICUS
MERRIAM'S KANGAROO RAT  DIPODOMYS MERRIAMI
MERRIAM'S SHREW  SOREX MERRIAMI
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MEXICAN WOODRAT  NEOTOMA MEXICANA
MOGOLLON VOLE  MICROTUS MOGOLLONENSIS
MONTANE SHREW  SOREX MONTICOLUS
MONTANE VOLE  MICROTUS MONTANUS
MOOSE  ALCES ALCES
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MOUNTAIN COTTONTAIL  SYLVILAGUS NUTTALLII
MOUNTAIN GOAT  OREAMNOS AMERICANUS
MOUNTAIN LION OR COUGAR  FELIS CONCOLOR
MULE DEER  ODOCOILEUS HEMIONUS
MUSKRAT  ONDATRA ZIBETHICUS
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NORTH AMERICAN PORCUPINE  ERETHIZON DORSATUM
NORTHERN FLYING SQUIRREL  GLAUCOMYS SABRINUS
NORTHERN GRASSHOPPER MOUSE  ONYCHOMYS LEUCOGASTER
NORTHERN POCKET GOPHER  THOMOMYS TALPOIDES
NORTHERN RACCOON  PROCYON LOTOR
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NORTHERN RIVER OTTER  LONTRA CANADENSIS
NORTHERN ROCK MOUSE  PEROMYSCUS NASUTUS
NORWAY RAT  RATTUS NORVEGICUS
NUTRIA  MYOCASTOR COYPUS
OLIVE-BACKED POCKET MOUSE  PEROGNATHUS FASCIATUS
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ORD'S KANGAROO RAT  DIPODOMYS ORDII
PALLID BAT  ANTROZOUS PALLIDUS
PINYON (PINON) MOUSE  PEROMYSCUS TRUEI
PIUTE GROUND SQUIRREL  SPERMOPHILUS MOLLIS
PLAINS POCKET MOUSE  PEROGNATHUS FLAVESCENS
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PREBLE'S SHREW  SOREX PREBLEI
PRONGHORN  ANTILOCAPRA AMERICANA
PYGMY RABBIT  BRACHYLAGUS IDAHOENSIS
RED FOX  VULPES VULPES
RED SQUIRREL  TAMIASCIURUS HUDSONICUS
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RINGTAIL  BASSARISCUS ASTUTUS
ROCK POCKET MOUSE  CHAETODIPUS INTERMEDIUS
ROCK SQUIRREL  SPERMOPHILUS VARIEGATUS
ROCKY MOUNTAIN BIGHORN SHEEP  OVIS CANADENSIS CANADENSIS
SAGEBRUSH VOLE  LEMMISCUS CURTATUS
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SILKY POCKET MOUSE  PEROGNATHUS FLAVUS
SILVER-HAIRED BAT  LASIONYCTERIS NOCTIVAGANS
SNOWSHOE HARE  LEPUS AMERICANUS
SOUTHERN GRASSHOPPER MOUSE  ONYCHOMYS TORRIDUS
SOUTHERN RED-BACKED VOLE  CLETHRIONOMYS GAPPERI
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SPOTTED BAT  EUDERMA MACULATUM
SPOTTED GROUND SQUIRREL  SPERMOPHILUS SPILOSOMA
STEPHENS' WOODRAT  NEOTOMA STEPHENSI
STRIPED SKUNK  MEPHITIS MEPHITIS
THIRTEEN-LINED GROUND SQUIRREL  SPERMOPHILUS TRIDECEMLINEATUS
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TOWNSEND'S BIG-EARED BAT  CORYNORHINUS TOWNSENDII
UINTA CHIPMUNK  NEOTAMIAS UMBRINUS
UINTA GROUND SQUIRREL  SPERMOPHILUS ARMATUS
UTAH PRAIRIE-DOG  CYNOMYS PARVIDENS
VAGRANT SHREW  SOREX VAGRANS
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WATER SHREW  SOREX PALUSTRIS
WATER VOLE  MICROTUS RICHARDSONI
WESTERN HARVEST MOUSE  REITHRODONTOMYS MEGALOTIS
WESTERN HEATHER VOLE  PHENACOMYS INTERMEDIUS
WESTERN JUMPING MOUSE  ZAPUS PRINCEPS
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WESTERN PIPISTRELLE  PIPISTRELLUS HESPERUS
WESTERN RED BAT  LASIURUS BLOSSEVILLII
WESTERN SMALL-FOOTED MYOTIS  MYOTIS CILIOLABRUM
WESTERN SPOTTED SKUNK  SPILOGALE GRACILIS
WHITE-TAILED ANTELOPE SQUIRREL  AMMOSPERMOPHILUS LEUCURUS
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WHITE-TAILED DEER  ODOCOILEUS VIRGINIANUS
WHITE-TAILED JACKRABBIT  LEPUS TOWNSENDII
WHITE-TAILED PRAIRIE-DOG  CYNOMYS LEUCURUS
WHITE-THROATED WOODRAT  NEOTOMA ALBIGULA
WOLVERINE  GULO GULO
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WYOMING GROUND SQUIRREL  SPERMOPHILUS ELEGANS
YELLOW-BELLIED MARMOT  MARMOTA FLAVIVENTRIS
YELLOW-PINE CHIPMUNK  NEOTAMIAS AMOENUS
YUMA MYOTIS  MYOTIS YUMANENSIS