Mammals

Species on this list have been documented within or very near the Granite Mountains Desert Research Center.  To learn more about the species, click on the scientific name, you will be taken to the Animal Diversity Web or to the NatureServe Explorer.  We have some photos available of the species found here, these can be viewed on the Granite Mountains Animal Photo Gallery.  Additional mammal photos may be viewed at the CalPhotos web site.

Currently, there are 45 mammal species confirmed to occur in the Granite Mountains, San Bernardino County, California.  Download a copy of Mammals of the Granite Mountains checklist or contact Center staff to have one sent to you.

Common Name Scientific Name
Shrews Soricidae
Desert Shrew Notiosorex crawfordi 
Bats Vespertilionidae
Fringed Myotis Myotis thysanodes
Long-legged Myotis Myotis volans interior
California Myotis Myotis californicus stephensi
Western Small-footed Myotis Myotis ciliolabrum
Western Long-eared Myotis Myotis evotis
Western Pipistrelle Pipistrellus hesperus hesperus
Big Brown Bat Eptesicus fuscus pallidus
Hoary Bat Lasiurus cinereus
Townsend Big-eared Bat Plecotus townsendii
Pallid Bat Antrozous pallidus pallidus
Free-tailed Bats Molossidae
Pocketed Free-tailed Bat Nyctinomops femorosaccus
Brazilian Free-tailed Bat Tadarida brasiliensis mexicana
Hares and Rabbits Leporidae
Desert Cottontail Sylvilagus audubonii arizonae
Black-tailed Jackrabbit Lepus californicus deserticola
Squirrels Sciuridae
Panamint Chipmunk Tamias panamintinus panamintinus
White-tailed Antelope Squirrel Ammospermophilus leucurus leucurus
Rock Squirrel Spermophilus variegatus grammurus
Round-tailed Ground Squirrel Spermophilus tereticaudus tereticaudus
Pocket Gophers Geomyidae
Botta Pocket Gopher Thomomys bottae providentialis
Kangaroo Rats & Pocket Mice Heteromyidae
Little Pocket Mouse Perognathus longimembris longimembris
Long-tailed Pocket Mouse Chaetodipus formosus mojavensis
Spiny Pocket Mouse Chaetodipus spinatus spinatus
Panamint Kangaroo Rat Dipodomys panamintinus caudatus
Desert Kangaroo Rat Dipodomys deserti deserti
Merriam Kangaroo Rat Dipodomys merriami merriami
New World Rats & Mice Cricetidae
Cactus Mouse Peromyscus eremicus eremicus
Deer Mouse Peromyscus maniculatus sonoriensis
Canyon Mouse Peromyscus crinitus stephensi
Brush Mouse Peromyscus boylii rowleyi
Pinyon Mouse Peromyscus truei truei
Southern Grasshopper Mouse Onychomys torridus plucher
Desert Woodrat Neotoma lepida lepida
Dusky-footed Woodrat Neotoma fuscipes
Dogs Canidae
Coyote Canis latrans mearnsi
Kit Fox Vulpes macrotis arsipus
Gray Fox Urocyon cinereoargenteus scotti
Raccoons Procyonidae
Ringtail Bassariscus astutus nevadensis
Weasels Mustelidae
American Badger Taxidea taxus berlandieri
Western Spotted Skunk Spilogale gracilis
Cats Felidae
Mountain Lion Puma concolor
Bobcat Lynx rufus baileyi
Horses Equidae
Feral Burro Equus asinus
Deer Cervidae
Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus californica
Sheep Bovidae
Desert Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis nelsoni