Mammals of New England by Order/Family

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Order: DIDELPHIMORPHIA

Opossums (Didelphidae)


Order: RODENTIA


Squirrels, Chipmunks, and Marmots (Sciuridae)

Beavers (Castoridae)

Jumping Mice (Dipodidae)

New World Rats, Mice, Voles, Lemmings & Muskrats (Cricetidae)

Old World Rats and Mice (Muridae)

Porcupines (Erethizontidae)


Order: LAGOMORPHA

Rabbits and Hares (Leporidae)


Order: SORICOMORPHA

Shrews (Soricidae)

Moles (Talpidae)


Order: CHIROPTERA


Vesper Bats (Vespertilionidae)


Order: CARNIVORA

Cats (Felidae)

Coyotes, Dogs, Foxes, & Wolves (Canidae)

Bears (Ursidae)

Seals (Phocidae) - coastal

  • To be added at a later date

Weasels and Relatives (Mustelidae)

Skunks (Mephitidae))

Raccoons (Procyonidae)


Order: ARTIODACTYLA

Deer and Moose (Cervidae)


Order: CETACEA
(Dophins, Porpoises, and Whales)

  • To be added at a later date.

This list uses the taxonomic classification from Wilson & Reeder's "Mammal Species of the World: Third Edition"

This page does not yet include marine mammals. They will be added at a later date.