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List of endangered mammals

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As of September 2016, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists 474 endangered mammalian species. 8.6% of all evaluated mammalian species are listed as endangered. The IUCN also lists 86 mammalian subspecies as endangered.

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Of the subpopulations of mammals evaluated by the IUCN, five species subpopulations have been assessed as endangered.

For a species to be considered endangered by the IUCN it must meet certain quantitative criteria which are designed to classify taxa facing "a very high risk of exintction". An even higher risk is faced by critically endangered species, which meet the quantitative criteria for endangered species. Critically endangered mammals are listed separately. There are 679 mammalian species which are endangered or critically endangered.

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. 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."

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

Odd-toed ungulates

Species

Subspecies

Primates

There are 121 species and 56 subspecies of primate assessed as endangered.

Gibbons

Species

Subspecies

Great apes

Species

  • Bonobo
  • Common chimpanzee
  • Subspecies

    Lemurs

    There are 48 species and one subspecies of lemur assessed as endangered.

    Daubentoniidae species

  • Aye-aye
  • Lemurids

    Species

    Subspecies

  • Gilbert's bamboo lemur
  • Tarsiers

    Species

  • Peleng tarsier
  • Sangihe tarsier
  • Subspecies

  • Tarsius bancanus bancanus
  • Belitung Island tarsier
  • Old World monkeys

    Species

    Subspecies

    New World monkeys

    Species

    Subspecies

    Lorisoidea

    Species

  • Red slender loris
  • Subspecies

    Cetartiodactyls

    Cetartiodactyla includes dolphins, whales and even-toed ungulates. There are 40 species, 14 subspecies, and four subpopulations of cetartiodactyl assessed as endangered.

    Non-cetacean even-toed ungulates

    There are 33 species and ten subspecies of non-cetacean even-toed ungulate assessed as endangered.

    Bovids

    Species

    Subspecies

    Other non-cetacean even-toed ungulates

    Species

    Subspecies

    Cetaceans

    Species

    Subspecies

    Subpopulations

    Carnivora

    Species

    Subspecies

    Afrosoricida

    Includes tenrecs and golden moles.

    Eulipotyphla

    There are 43 species in the order Eulipotyphla assessed as endangered.

    Lagomorpha

    Rabbits and relatives

    Rodents

    There are 142 species and one subspecies of rodent assessed as endangered.

    Hystricomorpha

    ("Porcupine-like")

    Myomorpha

    There are 103 species in Myomorpha assessed as endangered.

    Murids

    Includes mice, rats, gerbils, and relatives.

    Cricetids

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

    Spalacids

  • Sandy mole-rat
  • Big-headed mole-rat
  • Dipodids

  • Armenian birch mouse
  • Kazbeg birch mouse
  • Castorimorpha

    ("Beaver-like")

    Sciuromorpha

    ("Squirrel-like")

    Species

    Subspecies

  • Baja California rock squirrel
  • Bats

    There are 46 bat species assessed as endangered.

    Other mammals

    Species

    Subspecies

  • Florida manatee
  • Antillean manatee
  • References

    List of endangered mammals Wikipedia


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