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Lake Meredith National Recreation Area

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Fritch, Texas


MAMMALS

+ - extirpated


POUCHED MAMMALS (ORDER MARSUPIALIA) ___ Virginia Oppossum (Didelphus virginiana)
SHREWS AND MOLES (ORDER INSECTIVORA) Shrews (Family Soricidae) ___ Least Shrew (Cryptotis parva) ___ Desert Shrew (Notiosorex crawfordi) Moles (Family Talpidae) ___ Eastern Mole (Scalopus aquaticus)
BATS (ORDER CHIROPTERA) Common Bats (Family Vespertillionidae) ___ Cave Bat (Myotis velifer) ___ Silver-haired Bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans) ___ Western Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus hesperus) ___ Eastern Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus subflavus) ___ Big Brown Bat (Eptesicus fuscus) ___ Red Bat (Lasiurus borealis) ___ Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus) ___ Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Plecotus townsendii) ___ Pallid Bat (Antrozous pallidus) Free-tailed Bats (Family Molossidae) ___ Brazilian Free-tailed Bat (Tadarida brasiliensis) ___ Big Free-tailed Bat (Tadarida macrotis)
ARMADILLOS AND SLOTHS (ORDER EDENTATA) Common Armadillos (Family Dasypodidae) ___ Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus)
RABBITS, HARES, AND PIKAS (ORDER LAGOMORPHA) Rabbits and Hares (Family Leporidae) ___ Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) ___ Desert Cottontail (Sylvilagus audubonii) ___ Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus) This large hare is found in all but the eastern-most Texas counties. It feeds on green grasses and herbs, or, if these are not green, on the bark of shrubs and trees. Usually the two to four young are born fully furred and active, and in a few minutes can fend for themselves. No nest is made.
RODENTS (ORDER RODENTIA) Squirrels (Family Sciuridae) ___ Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus tridecemlineatus) ___ Spotted Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus spilosoma) ___ Black-tailed Prairie Dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) ___ Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger) Pocket Gophers (Family Geomyidae) ___ Plains Pocket Gopher (Geomys bursarius) ___ Yellow-faced Pocket Gopher (Pappogeomys castanops) Pocket Mice and Kangaroo Rats (Family Heteromyidae) ___ Plains Pocket Mouse (Perognathus flavescens) ___ Silky Pocket Mouse (Perognathus flavus) ___ Hispid Pocket Mouse (Chaetodipus hispidus) ___ Ord's Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys ordii) Beavers (Family Castoridae) ___ Beaver (Castor canadensis) New World Mice and Rats (Family Cricetidae) ___ Plains Harvest Mouse (Reithrodontomys montanus) ___ Western Harvest Mouse (Reithrodontomys megalotis) ___ Deer Mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) ___ White-footed Mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) ___ Brush Mouse (Peromyscus boylii) ___ Pinon Mouse (Peromyscus truei) ___ Northern Grasshopper Mouse (Onychomys leucogaster) ___ Hispid Cotton Rat (Sigmodon hispidus) ___ Southern Plains Woodrat (Neotoma micropus) ___ White-throated Woodrat (Neotoma albigula) ___ Muskrat (Ondatra zibithicus) Old World Mice and Rats (Family Muridae) They may carry a variety of diseases including Bubonic Plague. ___ Norway Rat (Rattus norvegicus) ___ House Mouse (Mus musculus) New World Porcupines (Family Erithizontidae) ___ Porcupine (Erithizon dorsatum)
FLESH EATERS (ORDER CARNIVORA) Dogs, Wolves, and Foxes (Family Canidae) ___ Coyote (Canis latrans) ___ Wolf (Canis lupus)+ ___ Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) ___ Swift Fox (Vulpes velox) ___ Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) Raccoons and Allies (Family Procyonidae) ___ Ringtail (Bassariscus astutus) ___ Raccoon (Procyon lotor) Bears (Family Ursidae) ___ Black Bear (Ursus americanus)+ Weasels and Allies (Family Mustelidae) ___ Long-tailed Weasel (Mustela frenata) ___ Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) ___ Mink (Mustela vison) ___ Badger (Taxidea taxus) ___ Eastern Spotted Skunk (Spilogale putorius) ___ Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis) ___ River Otter (Lutra canadensis) Cats (Family Felidae) ___ Mountain Lion (Felis concolor) ___ Bobcat (Felis rufus)
EVEN-TOED UNGULATES (ORDER ARTIODACTYLIDAE) ___ Bison (Bison bison)+ ___ Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus) ___ White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) ___ Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana)

This list was prepared by John Wesley Phillips. For more information please contact:
                   Superintendent
                   Lake Meredith National Recreation Area
                   PO Box 1460
                   Fritch, Texas 79036
                   Telephone: 807/857-3151

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