List of vulnerable mammals

As of September 2016, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists 529 vulnerable mammalian species.[1] 9.6% of all evaluated mammalian species are listed as vulnerable. The IUCN also lists 53 mammalian subspecies as vulnerable.

2 extinct in the wild mammalian species (0.03%)203 critically endangered mammalian species (3.5%)505 endangered mammalian species (8.7%)536 vulnerable mammalian species (9.3%)345 near threatened mammalian species (6.0%)3306 least concern mammalian species (57%)872 data deficient mammalian species (15%)Circle frame.svg
Mammalian species (IUCN, 2020-1)
  • 5850 extant species have been evaluated
  • 4978 of those are fully assessed[a]
  • 3651 are not threatened at present[b]
  • 1244 to 2116 are threatened[c]
  • 81 to 83 are extinct or extinct in the wild:
    • 81 extinct (EX) species[d]
    • 2 extinct in the wild (EW)
    • 0 possibly extinct [CR(PE)]
    • 0 possibly extinct in the wild [CR(PEW)]

  1. ^ excludes data deficient evaluations.
  2. ^ NT and LC.
  3. ^ Threatened comprises CR, EN and VU. Upper estimate additionally includes DD.
  4. ^ Chart omits extinct (EX) species
Vulnerable (VU) species are considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

Of the subpopulations of mammals evaluated by the IUCN, five species subpopulations and one subspecies subpopulation have been assessed as vulnerable.

For a species to be assessed as vulnerable to extinction the best available evidence must meet quantitative criteria set by the IUCN designed to reflect "a high risk of extinction in the wild". Endangered and critically endangered species also meet the quantitative criteria of vulnerable species, and are listed separately. See: List of endangered mammals, List of critically endangered mammals. Vulnerable, endangered and critically endangered species are collectively referred to as threatened species by the IUCN.

Additionally 783 mammalian species (14% of those evaluated) are listed as data deficient, meaning there is insufficient information for a full assessment of conservation status. As these species typically have small distributions and/or populations, they are intrinsically likely to be threatened, according to the IUCN.[2] While the category of data deficient indicates that no assessment of extinction risk has been made for the taxa, the IUCN notes that it may be appropriate to give them "the same degree of attention as threatened taxa, at least until their status can be assessed."[3]

This is a complete list of vulnerable mammalian species and subspecies evaluated by the IUCN. Species and subspecies which have vulnerable subpopulations (or stocks) are indicated. Where possible common names for taxa are given while links point to the scientific name used by the IUCN.

PangolinsEdit

SireniaEdit

Odd-toed ungulatesEdit

Species

Subspecies

PrimatesEdit

There are 82 species and 33 subspecies of primate assessed as vulnerable.

GibbonsEdit

Species

Subspecies

LemursEdit

Species

Subspecies

TarsiersEdit

Species

Subspecies

Old World monkeysEdit

Species

Subspecies

New World monkeysEdit

Species

Subspecies

LorisoideaEdit

CetartiodactylsEdit

Cetartiodactyla includes dolphins, whales and even-toed ungulates. There are 57 species, 12 subspecies, four subpopulations of species, and one subpopulations of subspecies of cetartiodactyl assessed as vulnerable.

Non-cetacean even-toed ungulatesEdit

There are 51 species and ten subspecies of non-cetacean even-toed ungulate assessed as vulnerable.

SuidsEdit

Giraffid speciesEdit

Deer speciesEdit

BovidsEdit

Species

Subspecies

Other non-cetacean even-toed ungulate speciesEdit

CetaceansEdit

Species

Subspecies

Subpopulations of species

Subpopulations of subspecies

MarsupialsEdit

There are 43 marsupial species assessed as vulnerable.

PeramelemorphiaEdit

DiprotodontiaEdit

There are 25 species in the order Diprotodontia assessed as vulnerable.

PotoroidsEdit

PhascolarctidsEdit

MacropodidsEdit

PhalangeridsEdit

PseudocheiridsEdit

Shrew opossumsEdit

DasyuromorphiaEdit

Includes most of the Australian carnivorous marsupials.

OpossumsEdit

CarnivoraEdit

Species

Subspecies

Subpopulations

AfrosoricidaEdit

Includes tenrecs and golden moles.

EulipotyphlaEdit

There are 33 species in the order Eulipotyphla assessed as vulnerable.

ShrewsEdit

ErinaceidsEdit

TalpidsEdit

LagomorphaEdit

Rabbits and relatives

RodentsEdit

There are 140 species and one subspecies of rodent assessed as vulnerable.

HystricomorphaEdit

("Porcupine-like")

MyomorphaEdit

There are 105 species in Myomorpha assessed as vulnerable.

MuridsEdit

Includes mice, rats, gerbils, and relatives.

CricetidsEdit

Includes true hamsters, voles, lemmings, and New World rats and mice.

NesomyidsEdit

Other Myomorpha speciesEdit

CastorimorphaEdit

("Beaver-like")

Species

Subspecies

SciuromorphaEdit

There are 17 species in Sciuromorpha assessed as vulnerable.

SciuridsEdit

Squirrels, chipmunks, marmots, susliks and prairie dogs

DormiceEdit

BatsEdit

There are 104 species and one subspecies of bat assessed as vulnerable.

MegabatsEdit

Species

Subspecies

MicrobatsEdit

There are 64 microbat species assessed as vulnerable.

Old World leaf-nosed batsEdit

Horseshoe batsEdit

Vesper batsEdit

Free-tailed batsEdit

Leaf-nosed batsEdit

Other microbat speciesEdit

Other mammal speciesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IUCN Red List version 2016-2". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Limitations of the Data". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). Retrieved 11 January 2016.
  3. ^ "2001 Categories & Criteria (version 3.1)". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). Retrieved 11 January 2016.