Mammals of the Wasatch Front


World-wide, there are more than 5,000 named species of living mammals.  The list below includes 72 mammal species known from the Wasatch Front region.

A Short Lesson in Taxonomy (the science or technique of classification) & Literature Cited.


A shrew

Shrews & Moles-Order Soricomorpha

Bats-Order Chiroptera

Hares, Rabbits & Pikas-Order Lagamorpha

Rodents-Order Rodentia

Carnivores-Order Carnivora

Even-toed ungulates, hoofed mammals-Order Artiodactyla

Acknowledgement: Information compiled by Anthony Bell, Vertebrate Zoology Collections Assistant.

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