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Invasive and Exotic Mammals

The following species have been listed on an invasive species list in North America. For more information on each species, including the listing sources, images, and publication links, click on the species.

32 Records


Subject Name Scientific Name Family Order
goat (domestic) Capra hircus (domestic type) Linnaeus Bovidae Artiodactyla
dog (domestic) Canis lupus familiaris Linnaeus, 1758 Canidae Carnivora
wild pig Sus scrofa (feral type) Linnaeus Suidae Artiodactyla
cat (domestic) Felis catus (domestic type) Linnaeus Felidae Carnivora
nine-banded armadillo Dasypus novemcinctus Linnaeus, 1758 Dasypodidae Xenarthra
nutria Myocastor coypus (Molina) Echimyidae Rodentia
vervet monkey Chlorocebus aethiops Linnaeus Cercopithecidae Primates
coyote Canis latrans Say, 1823 Canidae Carnivora
capybara Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris Linnaeus Hydrochaeridae Rodentia
red fox Vulpes vulpes (Linnaeus, 1758) Canidae Carnivora
black rat Rattus rattus (Linnaeus, 1758) Muridae Rodentia
European hare Lepus europaeus Pallas, 1778 Leporidae Lagomorpha
European Polecat Mustela putorius Linnaeus, 1758 Mustelidae Carnivora
Gambian rat Cricetomys gambianus Waterhouse, 1840 Muridae Rodentia
house mouse Mus musculus Linnaeus, 1758 Muridae Rodentia
Mexican gray squirrel Sciurus aureogaster F. Cuvier, 1829 Sciuridae Rodentia
Norway rat Rattus norvegicus (Berkenhout, 1769) Muridae Rodentia
rhesus monkey Macaca mulatta (Zimmermann, 1780) Cercopithecidae Primates
South American coati Nasua nasua (Linnaeus, 1766) Procyonidae Carnivora
dog (feral) Canis familiaris (feral type) Linnaeus Canidae Carnivora
black-tailed jack rabbit Lepus californicus Gray, 1837 Leporidae Lagomorpha
Pallas's mastiff bat Molossus molossus tropidorhynchus Gray, 1839 Molossidae Chiroptera
South American squirrel monkey Saimiri sciureus (Linnaeus, 1758) Cebidae Primates
fallow deer Dama dama (Linnaeus, 1758) Cervidae Artiodactyla
elk Cervus elaphus Linnaeus, 1758 Cervidae Artiodactyla
black-tailed prairie dog Cynomys ludovicianus (Ord, 1815) Sciuridae Rodentia
Indian mongoose Herpestes javanicus (É. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1818) Herpestidae Carnivora
Jaguarundi Puma yaguarondi (É. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1803) Felidae Carnivora
Brazilian Agouti Dasyprocta leporina (Linnaeus, 1758) Agoutidae Rodentia
Patagonian Mara Dolichotis patagonum (Zimmermann, 1780) Caviidae Rodentia
sambar deer Cervus unicolour (Kerr, 1792) Cervidae Artiodactyla
White-nosed Coati Nasua narica (Linnaeus, 1766) Procyonidae Carnivora


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