Updated Global Mammal Checklist – as at September 2017
I’ve worked through the latest changes to the IUCN Redlist and updated my global mammal checklist here.
This list is very largely based on the IUCN’s Redlist of mammals though there are a few additions from me (largely comprising domesticated species that live wild in some places, and a bunch of species that I believe are in the pipeline for inclusion). But some will disagree I know. And there are doubtless many other “new” species that I have missed so please do send comments and corrections to me. All the differences between the IUCN’s list and mine are listed on the second worksheet “Divergences from the IUCN List” and also highlighted in yellow on the main list page.
I have also taken on some feedback and added a taxonomic structure to this, rather than just organizing the orders alphabetically.
The latest changes from the IUCN – in case you want to see what has happened since January – are listed on the other worksheet entitled – suprisingly – “changes over time”. There have been quite a lot of changes made: mainly to bats and rodents and in the large part to what I think are quite obscure species.
A couple of splits that might be particularly intersting are
Central Asian or Kashmir Red Deer, Cervus hanglu has been split from Cervus elaphus
And the Idaho Ground Squirrel has been split into a Northern and Southern Species… which means I have no longer seen all the ground squirrels in the USA. Matt Miller, can you help me please!
Please let me know comments, additions and corrections.