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Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Mammals

(Red data status indicated in parentheses where applicable)

Specie Name Common Name
Order INSECTIVORA
 
FAMILY SORICIDAE
 
Crocidura cyanea
Reddish Grey Musk Shrew
Mysorex varius (Smuts, 1832)
Forest Shrew
Crocidura flavescens
Red Musk Shrew
FAMILY ERINACEIDAE
 
Erinaceus frontalis
South African Hedgehog (Rare)
FAMILY CHRYSOCHLORIDAE
 
Amblysomus hottentotus
Hottentot Golden Mole
Chlorotalpa sclateri Sclater's Golden Mole (Indeterminate)
ORDER CHIROPTERA
 
FAMILY VESPERTILIONIDAE
 
Eptesicus capensis
Cape Serotine Bat
Pipistrellus kuhlii
Kuhl's Bat (Indeterminate)
ORDER PRIMATES
 
FAMILY CERCOPITHECIDAE
 
Papio ursinus
Chacma Baboon
ORDER LAGOMORPHA
 
FAMILY LEPORIDAE
 
Lepus saxatilis
Scrub Hare
Lepus capensis
Cape Hare
Pronolagus rupestris
Smith's Red Rock Rabbit
ORDER RODENTIA
 
FAMILY BATHYERGIDAE
 
Cryptomys hottentotus Common Mole Rat
FAMILY HYSTRICIDAE
 
Hystrix africaeaustralis
Porcupine
FAMILY PEDETIDAE
 
Pedetes capensis
Springhaas
FAMILY GLIRIDAE
 
Graphiurus murinus
Woodland Dormouse
FAMILY CRICETIDAE
 
Dendromus melanotis
Grass Climbing Mouse
Dendromus mystacalis
Lesser Climbing Mouse
Malacothrix typica
Large-Eared Mouse
Mystromus albicaudatu
White-Tailed Rat (Vulnerable)
Tatera brantsi
Highveld Gerbil
Otomys irroratus
Vlei Rat
Otomys sloggetti
Rock Karoo Rat
FAMILY MURIDAE
 
Aethomys namaquensis
Namaqua Rock Mouse
Praomys natalensis
Multimammate Mouse
Rattus rattus
House Rat
Rhabdomys pumilio
Striped Mouse
Aethomys chrysophilus
African Bush Rat
Mus minutoides
Pygmy Mouse
ORDER CARNIVORA
 
FAMILY HYAENIDAE
 
Proteles cristatus
Aardwolf (Rare)
FAMILY FELIDAE
 
Felis lybica
African Wild Cat (Vulnerable)
Felis caracal
Caracal
FAMILY CANIDAE
 
Vulpes chama
Silver Fox
Canis mesomelas Black-Backed Jackal
FAMILY MUSTELIDAE
 
Aonyx capensis
Cape Clawless Otter
Ictonyx striatus
Striped Polecat
Lutra maculicollis Spotted-Necked Otter
FAMILY VIVERRIDAE
 
Genetta tigrina Large-Spotted Genet
Galerella pulverulenta Small Grey Mongoose
Atilax paludinosus Water Mongoose
Cynictis penicillata Yellow Mongoose
Ichneumia albicauda White-Tailed Mongoose
ORDER HYRACOIDEA
 
FAMILY PROCAVIIDAE
 
Procavia capensis Rock Dassie
ORDER PERISSODACTYLA
 
FAMILY EQUIDAE
 
Equus burchelli Zebra Plains /Burchell’s
ORDER ARTIODACTYLA
 
FAMILY BOVIDAE
 
Taurotragus oryx Eland
Alcelaphus buselaphus Hartebeest Red
Connochaetes gnou Wildebeest Black
Damaliscus dorcas phillipsi Blesbok
Antidorcas marsupialis Springbok
Redunca fulvorufula Reedbuck Mountain
Pelea capreolus Rhebok Grey
Sylvicapra grimmia Duiker Grey
Raphicerus campestris Steenbok
Ourebia ourebi Oribi (Vulnerable)

 

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