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| Last Updated:: 25/06/2014

Mammals

 

  

MAMMALS OF KERALA

Sl No

Family

Common Name

Scientific Name

1

ERINACEIDAE

Madras Hedgehog/Small footed Hedgehog

Hemiechinus nudiventris (Horsfield)

2

 

 

 

SORICIDAE

Grey Musk Shrew/ Common House Shrew

Suncus murinus (Linnaeus)

3

Savi’s Pigmy Shrew

Suncus. etruscus (Savi)

4

Dayi’s Shrew

Suncus  dayi  Dobson

5

Montane Shrew

Suncus montanus (Kelaart)

6

Kelaart’s long -clawed Shrew

Feroculus feroculus (Kelaart)

7

TUPAIIDAE

Madras Tree Shrew/ Indian Tree Shrew

Ananthana ellioti(Waterhouse)

8

 

 

 

PTEROPODIDAE

   Short -nosed Fruit Bat

Cynopterus sphinx (Vahl)

9

Lesser dog-faced Fruit Bat

Cynopterus  brachyotis (Muller)

10

Indian Flying Fox/ Great Indian Fruit Bat

Pteropus giganteus(Brunnich)

11

Indian Fulvous Fruit Bat/Fulvous Fox Bat

Rousettus leschenaulti (Desmarest) 

12

EMBELLONURIDAE

Bearded Sheath tailed Bat/ Black- bearded Tomb Bat

Taphozous melanopogon Temminck 

13

Long-winged Tomb Bat

Taphozous longimanusHardwicke

14

Pouch bearing Bat

Taphozous  saccolaimusTemminck

15

MEGADERMATIDAE

Large-eared Vampire Bat/Indian False Vampire

Megaderma lyraE.Geoffroy

16

 

Malay False Vampire

Megaderma spasmaLinnaeus

17

HIPPOSIDERIDAE

Fulvous Leaf- nosed Bat

Hipposideros fulvus Gray

18

Schneider’s Leaf-nosed  Bat

Hipposideros speoris(Schneider) 

19

Dusky Leaf-nosed Bat

Hipposideros aterTempleton

20

Andersen’s Leaf-nosed Bat

Hipposideros pomonaAndersen

21

RHINOLOPHIDAE

Indian Horse-shoe Bat/ Rufous Leaf Bat.

Rhinolophus rouxii  Temminck

22

Blyth’s Horseshoe Bat/ Little Indian Horseshoe Bat

Rhinolophus lepidus Blyth

23

Lesser Woolly Horseshoe Bat

Rhinolophus beddomeiAndersen

24

MOLOSSIDAE

Egyptian Free Tailed Bat

Tadarida aegyptiaca (E.Geoffroy)

25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VESPERTILIONIDAE

Painted Bat

Kerivoula picta (Pallas)

26

Kelaart’s Pipistrelle

Pipistrellus ceylonicus(Kelaart)   

27

Least Pipistrelle

Pipistrellus tenuis(Temminck)

28

Chocolate Pipistrelle

Pipistrellus affinis(Dobson)

29

Dormer’sBat

Pipistrellus dormeri(Dobson) 

30

Asiatic Greater Yellow House Bat

Scotophilus heathiiHorsfield

31

Common Yellow Bat/ Asiatic Lesser Yellow House Bat.

Scotophilus kuhlii Leach

32

Bamboo Bat/ Flat-headed Bat/Club -footed Bat.

Tylonecteris pachypus(Temminck)

33

Peshwa’s Bat

Myotis horsfieldii(Temminck).

34

Burmese Whiskered Bat

Myotis montivagus(Dobson)

35

Hairy-winged Bat

Harpiocephalus harpia(Temminck)

36

LORISIDAE

Slender Loris

Loris tardigradus(Linnaeus)

37

 

 

 

 

 

 

CERCOPITHECIDAE

Bonnet Macaque

Macaca radiata (Geoffroy)

38

Lion-tailed Macaque

Macaca silenus (Linnaeus)

39

Common Langur/ Hanuman Monkey

Semnopithecus entellus   (Dufresne)

40

Nilgiri langur/South Indian Leaf Monkey/ South Indian Black Leaf Monkey/ John’s

Langur/ Long-tailed Monkey

Trachypithecus johnii (J.Fischer)

41

CANIDAE

Jackal

.Canis aureus Linnaeus

42

Indian Fox

Vulpes bengalesnsis(Shaw)

43

Indian Wild Dog/Dhole

Cuon alpine s ( Pallas)

44

URSIDAE

Sloth Bear

Melursus ursinus (Shaw)

45

MUSTELLIDAE

Clawless Otter/Oriental Small-clawed Otter

Amblonyx cinereus(Illiger)

46

Common/Eurasian Otter

Lutra lutra (Linnaeus)

47

Smooth-coated Otter

Lutra perspicillata I. Geoffroy

48

Nilgiri Marten/ South Indian yellow throated Marten

Martes gwatkinsii(Horsfield)

49

VIVERRIDAE

Palm civet/Toddy Cat

Paradoxurus hermaphrodites (Pallas)

50

Brown Palm Civet/Jerdon’s Palm Civet

Paradoxurus jerdoniBlandford

51

Malabar Civet

Viverra civettina (Blyth) 

52

Small Indian Civet

Viverricula indica (Desmarest)

53

HERPESTIDAE

Common Mongoose/ Indian Grey Mongoose

Herpestes edwardsi  (Geoffroy)

54

Nilgiri Brown Mongoose/ Indian Brown Mongoose

Herpestes fuscusWaterhouse

55

Ruddy Mongoose

Herpestes smithi Gray  

56

Stripe-necked Mongoose

Herpestes  vitticollisBennett

57

FELIDAE

Tiger

Panthera tigris (Linnaeus)

58

Leopard/Panther

Panthera pardus(Linnaeus)

59

Leopard Cat

Felis bengalensis Kerr

60

Jungle Cat

Felis chaus Guldenstaedt

61

Rusty spotted Cat

Felis rubiginosa Geoffroy

62

Fishing Cat

Felis viverrina Bennett

63

ELEPHANTIDAE

Asian Elephant

Elephas maximusLinnaeus

64

SUIDAE

Wild Boar

Sus scrofa Linnaeus

65

TRAGULIDAE

Mouse Deer/ Indian  Chevrotain

Tragulus meminna(Erxleben)

66

CERVIDAE

Chital or Spotted Deer 

Axis axis (Erxleben)

67

Sambar

Cervus unicolor Kerr

68

Barking Deer/Muntjac

Muntiacus muntjak  (Zimmermann)

69

BOVIDAE

Four Horned Antelope/ Chousingha

Tetracerus quadricornis  (Blainville)

70

Gaur/Indian Bison

Bos gaurus H. Smith

71

Nilgiri Tahr

Hemitragus hylocrius(Ogilby) 

72

MANTIDAE

Indian Pangolin

Manis crassicaudata Gray

73

LEPORIDAE

Indian Hare/Blacknaped Hare

Lepus nigricollis F. Cuvier

74

SCIURIDAE

Three striped Palm Squirrel

Funambulus palmarum(Linnaeus)

75

Dusky Striped Squirrel

Funambulus sublineatus(Waterhouse)

76

Jungle Striped Squirrel

Funambulus tristriatus(Waterhouse)

77

Large Brown Flying Squirrel

Petaurista philippensis(Elliot)

78

Small Travancore Flying Squirrel.

Petinomys fuscocapillus(Jerdon) 

79

Indian Giant Squirrel

Ratufa indica (Erxleben)

80

Grizzled Giant Squirrel/ Grizzled Hill Squirrel/ Long-tailed Forest Squirrel

Ratufa macroura(Pennant)

81

PLATACANTHOMYIDAE

Malabar Spiny Dormouse

Platacanthomys lasiurusBlyth 

82

MURIDAE

Indian Gerbil/ Antelope Rat

Tatera indica (Hardwicke)

83

Indian Mole Rat/ Lesser Bandicoot Rat

Bandicota bengalensis(Gray & Hardwicke)

84

Bandicoot Rat/ Large Bandicoot Rat/ Pig Rat

Bandicota indica(Bechstein)

85

Common House Rat

Rattus rattus (Linnaeus)

86

Blanford’s Rat/ White-tailed Wood Rat

Rattus blanfordi (Thomas)

87

Ranjini’s Field Rat    ENDEMIC TO KERALA

Rattua ranjiniae Agarwal & Ghosal

88

Indian Long-tailed Tree Mouse

Vandeleuria oleracea(Bennett) 

89

House Mouse

Mus musculus Linnaeus

90

Common Indian Field Mouse/ Indian Pigmy Field Mouse/ Indian Wild Mouse

Mus booduga (Gray)

91

Brown Spiny Mouse

Mus platythrix Bennett

92

Bonhote’s Mouse

Mus famulus  Bonhote

93

HYSTRICIDAE

Indian Porcupine

Hystrix indica Kerr

94

DUGONGIDAE

Sea Cow/Dugong

Dugong dugong (Muller) 

95

DELPHINIDAE

Common Dolphin

. Delphinus delphisLinnaeus

96

False Killer Whale

Pseudorca crassidens(Owen)

97

Plumbeous Dolphin/ Indo Pacific Hump-backed Dolphin

Sousa chinensis (Osbeck) 

98

Spinner Dolphin

Stenella longirostris(Gray)

99

Bottlenosed Dolphin

Tursiops truncatus(Montagu)

100

PHOCOENIDAE

Little Indian Porpoise/ Black Finless Porpoise

Neophocaena phocoenoides (G. Cuvier)

101

PHYSETERIDAE

Sperm Whale

Physeter macrocephalusLinnaeus

102

Dwarf Sperm Whale/ Owen’s Pigmy Whale.

Kogia simus (Owen) 

103

BALAENOPTERIDAE

Blue Whale

Blaenoptera musculus(Linnaeus)

104

Bryde’s Whale

Blaenoptera edeniAndersen 

105

Minke Whale/ Piked Whale

Blaenoptera acutorostrata Lacepede

106

Humpback Whale

Megaptera novaengliae(Borowski)

 

Source: Systematic List of Mammals of Kerala