Rodentia and Lagomorpha


Order Rodentia—Rodents

Family Sciuridae—Squirrels

Ammospermophilus interpres—Texas Antelope Squirrel
Cynomys ludovicianus—Black-tailed Prairie Dog
Xerospermophilus spilosoma—Spotted Ground Squirrel
Otospermophilus variegatus—Rock Squirrel

Family Geomyidae—Pocket Gophers

Cratogeomys castanops—Yellow-faced Pocket Gopher
Geomys arenarius—Desert Pocket Gopher
Thomomys bottae—Botta's Pocket Gopher

Family Heteromyidae—Heteromyid Rodents

Dipodomys merriami—Merriam's Kangaroo Rat
Dipodomys ordii—Ord's Kangaroo Rat
Dipodomys spectabilis—Banner-tailed Kangaroo Rat
Chaetodipus eremicus—Chihuahuan Pocket Mouse
Chaetodipus intermedius—Rock Pocket Mouse
Perognathus flavescens—Plains Pocket Mouse
Perognathus flavus—Silky Pocket Mouse

Family Castoridae—Beavers

Castor canadensis—Beaver

Family Muridae—Old World Rats and Mice

Mus musculus—House Mouse
Rattus rattus—Black Rat

Family Cricetidae

Subfamily Sigmodontinae—Sigmodontine Rats and Mice

Sigmodon hispidus—Hispid Cotton Rat

Subfamily Neotominae—New World Rats and Mice

Neotoma albigula/leucodon—White-throated/White-toothed Packrats
Neotoma micropus—Southern Plains Packrat
Onychomys arenicola—Mearns Grasshopper Mouse
Onychomys leucogaster—Northern Grasshopper Mouse
Peromyscus boylii—Brush Mouse
Peromyscus eremicus—Cactus Mouse
Peromyscus leucopus—White-footed Mouse
Peromyscus maniculatus—Deer Mouse
Peromyscus nasutus—Rock Mouse
Reithrodontomys megalotis—Western Harvest Mouse
Reithrodontomys montanus—Plains Harvest Mouse

Subfamily Arvicolinae—Arvicoline Rodents

Ondatra zibethicus—Muskrat

Family Erethizontidae—New World Porcupines

Erethizon dorsata—Porcupine

Order Lagomorpha—Lagomorphs

Family Leporidae—Hares and Rabbits

Lepus californicus—Black-tailed Jack Rabbit

Sylvilagus audubonii—Desert Cottontail

End of Checklist


Last Update: 29 Jan 2012