Mammals of the Northwoods

Timber Wolf

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A natural history of the northwoods


Northwoods Species Index

Soricidae, the Shrews
  • Blarina brevicauda, Short Tail Shrew
  • Microsorex hoyi, Pygmy Shrew
  • Sorex arcticus, Arctic Shrew
  • Sorex cinereus, Masked Shrew
  • Sorex palustris, Water Shrew
Talpidae, the Moles
  • Condylura cristata, Star Nose Mole
Vespertilionidae, the Plain-nose Bats
  • Eptesicus fuscus, Big Brown Bat
  • Lasionycteris noctivagans, Silver Hair Bat
  • Lasiurus borealis, Red Bat
  • Lasiurus cinereus, Hoary Bat
  • Myotis keenii, Eastern Long Ear Bat
  • Myotis lucifugus, Little Brown Bat
Black Bear
Ursidae, the Bears
  • Ursus americanus, Black Bear
Procyonidae, the Raccoon
  • Procyon lotor, Raccoon
Mustelidae, the Weasels
  • Martes pennani, Fisher
  • Martes americana, Pine Marten
  • Mustela vison, Mink
  • Lutra canadensis, River Otter
  • Mephitis mephitis, Striped Skunk
  • Mustela erminea, Short Tail Weasel
  • Mustela frenata, Long Tail Weasel
  • Mustela nivalis, Least Weasel (SSC)
  • Gulo gulo, Wolverine
Canidae, the Dogs
  • Canis latrans, Coyote
  • Canis lupus, Grey Wolf
  • Vulpes vulpes, Red Fox
Felidae, the Cats
  • Felis concolor, Mountain Lion (SSC)
  • Lynx canadensis, Lynx
  • Lynx rufus, Bobcat
Sciuridae, the Squirrels
  • Marmota monax, Woodchuck
  • Eutamius minimus, Least Chipmunk
  • Tamias striatus, Eastern Chipmunk
  • Glaucomys sabrinus, Northern Flying Squirrel
  • Tamiasciurus hudsonicus, Red Squirrel
Castoridae, the Beaver
  • Castor canadensis, Beaver
Cricetidae, the Mice
  • Synaptomys cooperi, Southern Bog Lemming
  • Napaeozapus insignis, Woodland Jumping Mouse
  • Peromyscus maniculatus, Deer Mouse
  • Zapus hudsonius, Meadow Jumping Mouse
  • Clethrionomys gapperi, Boreal Red Backed Vole
  • Microtus chrotorrhinus, Yellow Nose Rock Vole
  • Microtus pennsylvancus, Meadow Vole
  • Ondatra zibethicus, Muskrat
Erethizontidae, the Porcupine
  • Erethizon dorsatum, Porcupine
Leporidae, the Hares
  • Lepus americanus, Snowshoe Hare
Cervidae, the Deer
  • Rangifer tarandus, Woodland Caribou
  • Odocoileus virginianus, White Tail Deer
  • Alces alces, Moose

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Northwoods Fauna






Last updated on 31 March, 2002