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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.


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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