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There are at least 16 large and 45 small mammal species known to occur in Grand Teton National Park. Species are listed by common name, scientific name, and relative abundance.

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  • a â€" Abundant â€" likely to be seen in appropriate habitat and season.
  • c â€" Common â€" frequently seen in appropriate habitat and season.
  • u â€" Uncommon â€" seen irregularly in appropriate habitat and season.
  • r â€" Rare â€" unexpected even in appropriate habitat and season.
  • x â€" Accidental â€" out of known range, or reported only once or twice.
  •  ? â€" Questionable â€" verification unavailable.

Large mammals


Bison in front of the Tetons: Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Bears

Order: Carnivora Family: Ursidae

  • Black bear Ursus americanus, c
  • Grizzly bear Ursos arctos, u

Canines

Order: Carnivora Family: Canidae

  • Coyote, Canis latrans, a
  • Gray wolf, Canis lupus, u
  • Red fox, Vulpes vulpes, r

Cats

Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae

  • Mountain lion, Felis concolor, r
  • Lynx, Felis lynx, r
  • Bobcat Felis rufus, r

Deer

Order: Artiodactyla Family: Cervidae

  • Elk (wapiti) Cervus elaphus, a
  • Mule deer Odocoileus hemionus, c
  • White-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus, r
  • Moose Alces alces, a

Pronghorns

Order: Artiodactyla Family: Antilocapridae

  • Pronghorn, Antilocapra americana, c

Cattle

Order: Artiodactyla Family: Bovidae

  • Bison, Bison bison, c
  • Mountain goat, Oreamnos americanus, x
  • Bighorn sheep, Ovis canadensis, u

Small mammals


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Raccoons

Order: Carnivora Family: Procyonidae

  • Raccoon, Procyon lotor, r

Badgers and weasels

Order: Carnivora Family: Mustelidae

  • American badger, Taxidea taxus, c
  • American marten, Martes americana, c
  • American mink, Neovison vison, riparian forests, u
  • North American river otter, Lontra canadensis, c
  • Least weasel, Mustela nivalis, r
  • Long-tailed weasel, Mustela frenata, c
  • Short-tailed weasel, Mustela erminea, u
  • Wolverine, Gulo gulo, alpine, r

Skunks

Order: Carnivora Family: Mephitidae

  • Striped skunk, Mephitis mephitis, u

Hares and rabbits

Order: Lagomorpha Family: Leporidae

  • Snowshoe hare, Lepus americanus, c
  • White-tailed jackrabbit, Lepus townsendii, u

Pikas

Order: Lagomorpha Family: Ochotonidae

  • American pika, Ochotona princeps, c

Shrews

Order: Soricomorpha Family: Soricidae

  • Masked shrew, Sorex cinereus, c
  • American water shrew, Sorex palustris, u
  • Dwarf shrew, Sorex nanus, r
  • Vagrant shrew, Sorex vagrans, c

Beaver

Order: Rodentia Family: Castoridae

  • Beaver, Castor canadensis, a

Squirrels

Order: Rodentia Family: Sciuridae

  • Least chipmunk, Tamias minimus, a
  • Uinta chipmunk, Tamias umbrinus, u
  • Yellow-pine chipmunk, Tamias amoenus, c
  • Yellow-bellied marmot, Marmota flaviventris, c
  • Golden-mantled ground squirrel, Spermophilus lateralis, c
  • Northern flying squirrel, Glaucomys sabrinus, u
  • American red squirrel, Tamiasciurus hudsonicus, a
  • Uinta ground squirrel, Spermophilus armatus, a

Pocket gophers

Order: Rodentia Family: Geomyidae

  • Northern pocket gopher, Thomomys talpoides, u

Mice

Order: Rodentia Family: Cricetidae

  • Deer mouse, Peromyscus maniculatus, a

Jumping mice

Order: Rodentia Family: Dipodidae

  • Western jumping mouse, Zapus princeps, c

Muskrats, voles and woodrats

Order: Rodentia Family: Cricetidae

  • Muskrat, Ondatra zibethicus, c
  • Western heather vole, Phenacomys intermedius, c
  • Long-tailed vole, Microtus longicaudus, u
  • Meadow vole, Microtus pennsylvanicus, a
  • Montane vole, Microtus montanus, a
  • Sagebrush vole, Lemmiscus curtatus, r
  • Southern red-backed vole, Myodes gapperi, c
  • Water vole, Microtus richardsoni, c
  • Bushy-tailed woodrat, Neotoma cinerea, u

Porcupines

Order: Rodentia Family: Erethizontidae

  • North American porcupine, Erethizon dorsatum, c

Bats

Order: Chiroptera Family: Vespertilionidae

  • Big brown bat, Eptesicus fuscus, u
  • Hoary bat, Lasiurus cinereus, u
  • Little brown bat, Myotis lucifugus, c
  • Long-eared bat, Myotis evotis, u
  • Long-legged bat, Myotis volans, u
  • Silver-haired bat, Lasionycteris noctivagans, u

Further reading


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  • Burde, John H.; George A. Feldhamer (2005). Mammals of the National Parks. Baltimore, Maryland: The Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 0-8018-8097-1. 
  • Craighead, Karen (1991). Large Mammals of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks : How to Know Them, Where to See Them. Yellowstone Association for Natural Science History. 
  • Streubel, Donald P. (1995). Small Mammals of the Yellowstone Ecosystem. Boulder, CO: Robert Rineharts. ISBN 0-911797-59-9. 

See also


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  • Animals of Yellowstone
  • Small mammals of Yellowstone National Park

Notes


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