List of threatened mammals of the United States

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), 65 mammal species in the United States are threatened or nearly threatened with extinction.[1] The IUCN has classified each of these species into one of four conservation statuses: near threatened NT, vulnerable VU, endangered EN, and critically endangered CR. Also included in the list are 5 species that became extinct EX since the 1500s.

Order Artiodactyla (even-toed ungulates and cetaceans)Edit

Family Balaenidae (bowhead and right whales)

Family Balaenopteridae (rorquals)

Family Bovidae (bovids)

Family Cervidae (deer)

Family Monodontidae (narwhal and beluga whale)

Family Physeteridae (sperm whale)

Order Carnivora (carnivorans)Edit

Family Canidae (canids)

Family Felidae (cats)

Family Mephitidae (skunks)

Family Mustelidae (mustelids)

Family Odobenidae (walrus)

Family Otariidae (eared seals)

Family Phocidae (earless seals)

Family Ursidae (bears)

Order Chiroptera (bats)Edit

Family Emballonuridae (sac-winged bats)

Family Molossidae (free-tailed bats)

Family Phyllostomidae (leaf-nosed bats)

Family Pteropodidae (megabats)

Family Vespertilionidae (vesper bats)

Order Eulipotyphla (hedgehogs, shrews, moles, and solenodons)Edit

Family Nesophontidae (West Indies shrews)

Family Soricidae (shrews)

Order Lagomorpha (lagomorphs)Edit

Family Leporidae (rabbits and hares)

Order Rodentia (rodents)Edit

Family Cricetidae (true hamsters, voles, lemmings, and New World rats and mice)

Family Geomyidae (gophers)

Family Heteromyidae (heteromyids)

Family Sciuridae (squirrels)

Order Sirenia (sea cows)Edit

Family Dugongidae (dugong and Steller's sea cow)

Family Trichechidae (manatees)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "IUCN 2016". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 2017-03-23.