Fauna of North Macedonia

The fauna of North Macedonia has a complex zoogeographical structure. It contains faunal elements of different origins and is characterized by a high degree of relict and endemic forms. Taxonomic diversity is also present; the total number of animal species reported until now is 10,354.

The Eurasian lynx can be found in North Macedonia.

The fauna of Macedonian forests is abundant and includes bears, wild boars, wolves, foxes, squirrels, chamois and deer. The lynx is found, although very rarely, in the mountains of western North Macedonia, while deer can be found in the region of Demir Kapija. Forest birds include the blackcap, the grouse, the black grouse, the imperial eagle and the forest owl.

Phylum Species number Endemism
Protozoa 113 32
Porifera 10 6
Platyhelminthes 85 35
Cnidaria 2
Nemertini 1
Rotifera 269
Nematoda 553
Mollusca 366 131
Annelida 186 48
Arthropoda 8,234 383
Chordata 535 30

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