Jon’s African Life List

This list is based on my global mammalwatching checklist, available here.

At August 26 2021

PROCAVIIDAE
Southern Tree Hyrax (Dendrohyrax arboreus)
Western Tree Hyrax (D.dorsalis)
Eastern Tree Hyrax (D.validus)
Rock Hyrax (Procavia capensis)
Yellow-spotted Hyrax (Heterohyrax brucei)
ELEPHANTIDAE
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Forest Elephant (L.cyclotis)
ORYCTEROPODIDAE
Aardvark (Orycteropus afer)
MACROSCELIDIDAE
Golden-rumped Sengi (Rhynchocyon chrysopygus)
Black-and-rufous Sengi (R.petersi)
Four-toed Sengi (Petrodromus tetradactylus)
North African Sengi (Petrosaltator rozeti)
Eastern Rock Sengi (Elephantulus myurus)
Western Rock Sengi (E.rupestris)
CHRYSOCHLORIDAE
Congo Golden Mole (Huetia leucorhina)
LEPORIDAE
Jameson’s Red Rock Hare (Pronolagus randensis)
Smith’s Red Rock Hare (P.rupestris)
Hewitt’s Red Rock Hare (P.saundersiae)
Riverine Rabbit (Bunolagus monticularis)
Bunyoro Rabbit (Poelagus marjorita)
Cape Hare (Lepus capensis)
Abyssinian Hare (L.habessinicus)
Mediterranean Hare (L.mediterrananeus)
Scrub Hare (L.saxatilis)
Ethiopian Highland Hare (L.starcki)
African Savanna Hare (L.victoriae)
ANOMALURIDAE
Beecroft’s Flying Squirrel (Anomalurus beecrofti)
Derby’s Flying Squirrel (A.derbianus)
Long-eared Flying Squirrel (Idiurus macrotis)
Cameroon Scaly-tail (Zenkerella insignis)
PEDETIDAE
Cape Springhare (Pedetes capensis)
East African Springhare (P.surdaster)
CTENODACTYLIDAE
Gundi (Ctenodactylus gundi)
HYSTRICIDAE
African Brush-tailed Porcupine (Atherurus africanus) (?)
Cape Porcupine (Hystrix africaeaustralis)
North African Crested Porcupine (H.cristata)
THRYONOMYIDAE
Greater Cane Rat (Thryonomys swinderianus)
PETROMURIDAE
Dassie Rat (Petromus typicus)
HETEROCEPHALIDAE
Naked Mole Rat (Heterocephalus glaber)
SCIURIDAE
Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)
Barbary Ground Squirrel (Atlantoxerus getulus)
Unstriped Ground Squirrel (Xerus rutilus)
South African Ground Squirrel (Geosciurus inauris)
Damara Ground Squirrel (G.princeps)
Striped Ground Squirrel (Euxerus erythropus)
Gambian Sun Squirrel (Heliosciurus gambianus)
Isabelline Red-legged Sun Squirrel (H.rufobrachium)
Ruwenzori Sun Squirrel (H.ruwenzorii)
Zanj Sun Squirrel (H.undulatus)
Slender-tailed Squirrel (Protoxerus aubinnii)
African Giant Squirrel (P.stangeri)
Western Palm Squirrel (Epixerus ebii)
Carruther’s Mountain Squirrel (Funisciurus carruthersi)
Congo Rope Squirrel (F.congicus)
Lady Burton’s Rope Squirrel (F.isabella)
Fire-footed Rope Squirrel (F.pyrropus)
Alexander’s Bush Squirrel (Paraxerus alexandri)
Boehm’s Bush Squirrel (P.boehmi)
Smith’s Bush Squirrel (P.cepapi)
Ochre Bush Squirrel (P.ochraceus)
Red Bush Squirrel (P.palliatus)
Green Bush Squirrel (P.poensis)
Svynnerton’s Bush Squirrel (P.vexillarius)
GLIRIDAE
Lorrain Dormouse (Graphiurus lorraineus)
Nagtglas’ African Dormouse (G.nagtglasii)
Spectacled Dormouse (G.ocularis)
Stone Dormouse (G.rupicola)
DIPODIDAE
African Hammada Jerboa (Jaculus hirtipes)
Lesser Egyptian Jerboa (J.jaculus)
SPALACIDAE
Giant Mole Rat (Tachyoryctes macrocephalus)
East African Mole Rat (T.splendens)
NESOMYIDAE
Pygmy Rock Mouse (Petromyscus collinus)
East African Savannah Giant Pouched Rat (Cricetomys ansorgei)
Forest Giant Pouched Rat (C.emini)
Gerbil Mouse (Malacothrix typica)
MURIDAE
Cairo Spiny Mouse (Acomys cahirinus)
Wilson’s Spiny Mouse (A.wilsoni)
Short-tailed Brush-furred Rat (Lophuromys brevicaudus) (?)
Black-clawed Brush-furred Rat (L.melanonyx)
Kemp’s Gerbil (Gerbilliscus kempi)
Bushveld Gerbil (G.leucogaster)
Hairy-footed Gerbil (G.paeba)
Fringe-tailed Gerbil (G.robustus)
Cape Short-eared Gerbil; Cape Short-tailed Gerbil (Desmodillus auricularis)
Pleasant Gerbil (Gerbillus amoenus)
Lesser Egyptian Gerbil (G.gerbillus)
Pygmy Gerbil (G.henleyi) (?)
Least Gerbil (G.pusillus)
Tarabul’s Gerbil (G.tarabuli)
Crested Rat (Lophiomys imhausi)
Southern African Vlei Rat (Otomys irroratus)
Typical Vlei Rat (O.typus)
Bush Vlei Rat (O.unisulcatus)
Abyssinian Grass Rat (Arvicanthis abyssinicus)
Blick’s Grass Rat (A.blicki)
Somali Grass Rat (A.neumanni)
African Grass Rat (A.niloticus)
Liberian Forest Hybomys (Typomys planifrons)
Ruwenzori Thicket Rat (Grammomys ibeanus)
Typical Lemniscomys (Lemniscomys striatus)
Namaqua Rock Rat (Micaelamys namaquensis)
West-Central South African Four-striped Grass Rat (Rhabdomys bechuanae)
Mesic Four-striped Grass Mouse (R.dilectus)
Four-striped Grass Mouse (R.pumilio)
Black-tailed Tree Rat (Thallomys nigricauda)
Pygmy Mouse (Mus minutoides) (?)
House Mouse (M.musculus)
Algerian Mouse (M.spretus)
Allen’s Hylomyscus (Hylomyscus alleni)
Walter Verheyen’s Mouse (H.walterverheyeni)
Southern African Mastomys (Mastomys coucha)
Natal Mastomys (M.natalensis)
De Graaff’s Praomys (Praomys degraaffi)
Misonne’s Praomys (P.misonnei)
House Rat (Rattus rattus)
GALAGIDAE
Demidoff’s Dwarf Galago (Galagoides demidoff)
Thomas’s Dwarf Galago (G.thomasi)
Spectacled Lesser Galago (Galago matschiei)
Southern Lesser Galago (G.moholi)
Northern Lesser Galago (G.senegalensis)
Kenya Coast Galago (Paragalago cocos)
Zanzibar Bushbaby (P.zanzibaricus)
Makandé Squirrel Galago (Sciurocheirus makandensis)
Southern Needle-clawed Galago (Euoticus elegantulus)
Thick-tailed Greater Galago (Otolemur crassicaudatus)
Small-eared Greater Galago (O.garnettii)
LORISIDAE
Milne-Edwards’s Potto (Perodicticus edwardsi)
East African Potto (P.ibeanus)
Potto (P.potto)
CERCOPITHECIDAE
Barbary Macaque (Macaca sylvanus)
Agile Mangabey (Cercocebus agilis)
White-naped Mangabey (C.atys)
Tana River Crested Mangabey (C.galeritus)
Sanje Mangabey (C.sanjei)
White-collared Mangabey (C.torquatus)
Mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx)
Grey-cheeked Mangabey (Lophocebus albigena)
Olive Baboon (Papio anubis)
Yellow Baboon (P.cynocephalus)
Hamadryas Baboon (P.hamadryas)
Kinda Baboon (P.kindae)
Chacma Baboon (P.ursinus)
Gelada Baboon (Theropithecus gelada)
Northern Talapoin Monkey (Miopithecus ogouensis)
Patas Monkey (Erythrocebus patas)
Grivet Monkey (Chlorocebus aethiops)
Malbrouck Monkey (C.cynosuros)
Vervet (C.pygerythrus)
Green Monkey (C.sabaeus)
Tantalus Monkey (C.tantalus)
L’hoest’s Monkey (Allochrocebus lhoesti)
Sun-tailed Monkey (A.solatus)
Red-tailed Monkey (Cercopithecus ascanius)
Campbell’s Monkey (C.campbelli)
Moustached Monkey (C.cephus)
Dent’s Monkey (C.denti)
Roloway Monkey (C.diana)
Lowe’s Monkey (C.lowei)
Blue Monkey (C.mitis)
Mona Monkey (C.mona)
De Brazza’s Monkey (C.neglectus)
Putty-nosed Monkey (C.nictitans)
Lesser Spot-nosed Monkey (C.petaurista)
Crowned Monkey (C.pogonias)
Angola Colobus (Colobus angolensis)
Guereza (C.guereza)
King Colobus (C.polykomos)
Black Colobus (C.satanas)
West African Red Colobus (Piliocolobus badius)
Udzungwa Red Colobus (P.gordonorum)
Zanzibar Red Colobus (P.kirkii)
Eastern Red Colobus (P.rufomitratus)
Semliki Red Colobus (P.semlikiensis)
Ashy Red Colobus (P.tephrosceles)
Olive Colobus (Procolobus verus)
HOMINIDAE
Eastern Gorilla (Gorilla beringei)
Western Gorilla (G.gorilla)
Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes)
Human (Homo sapiens)
ERINACEIDAE
Four-toed Hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris)
Algerian Hedgehog (A.algirus)
Desert Hedgehog (Paraechinus aethiopicus)
SORICIDAE
Greater Red Musk Shrew (Crocidura flavescens)
Olivier’s Shrew (C.olivieri)
Fraser’s Musk Shrew (C.poensis)
Thalia Shrew (C.thalia) (?)
Voi Shrew (C.voi)
PTEROPODIDAE
Egyptian Fruit Bat (Rousettus aegyptiacus)
Angolan Fruit Bat (Lissonycteris angolensis)
Hammer-headed Fruit Bat (Hypsignathus monstrosus)
Buettikofer’s Epauletted Fruit Bat (Epomops buettikoferi)
Franquet’s Epauletted Fruit Bat (E.franqueti)
Peters’s Epauletted Fruit Bat (Epomophorus crypturus) (?)
Ethiopian Epauletted Fruit Bat (E.labiatus)
Peter’s Dwarf Epauletted Fruit Bat (E.pusillus)
Wahlberg’s Epauletted Fruit Bat (E.wahlbergi)
African Straw-coloured Fruit-bat (Eidolon helvum)
RHINOPOMATIDAE
Egyptian Mouse-tailed Bat (Rhinopoma cystops)
MEGADERMATIDAE
Yellow-winged Bat (Lavia frons)
Heart-nosed Bat (Cardioderma cor)
RHINONYCTERIDAE
African Trident Bat (Triaenops afer)
Persian Trident Bat (T.persicus)
HIPPOSIDERIDAE
Cyclops Roundleaf Bat (Doryrhina cyclops)
Giant Leaf-nosed Bat (Macronycteris gigas)
Commerson’s Leafnosed Bat (M.vittatus)
Benito Roundleaf Bat (Hipposideros beatus)
Sundevall’s Roundleaf Bat (H.caffer)
Noack’s Roundleaf Bat (H.ruber)
RHINOLOPHIDAE
Cape Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus capensis)
Arabian Horseshoe Bat (R.clivosus)
Damara Horseshoe Bat (R.damarensis)
Dent’s Horseshoe Bat (R.denti)
Eloquent Horseshoe Bat (R.eloquens)
Lander’s Horseshoe Bat (R.landeri)
Mehely’s Horseshoe Bat (R.mehelyi)
Ruwenzori Horseshoe Bat (R.ruwenzorii)
Bushveld Horseshoe Bat (R.simulator)
EMBALLONURIDAE
Hildegarde’s Tomb Bat (Taphozous hildegardeae)
Mauritian Tomb Bat (T.mauritianus)
Naked-rumped Tomb Bat (T.nudiventris) (?)
Egyptian Tomb Bat (T.perforatus)
African Sheath-tailed Bat (Coleura afra)
NYCTERIDAE
Bate’s Slit-faced Bat (Nycteris arge)
Andersen’s Slit-faced Bat (N.aurita) (?)
Hairy Slit-faced Bat (N.hispida)
Large-eared Slit-faced Bat (N.macrotis)
Egyptian Slit-faced Bat (N.thebaica)
MOLOSSIDAE
Harrison’s Large-eared Giant Mastiff Bat (Otomops harrisoni)
Little Free-tailed Bat (Chaerephon pumilus)
Sierra Leone Mops Bat (Mops brachypterus)
Angolan Mops Bat (M.condylurus)
Egyptian Free-tailed Bat (Tadarida aegyptiaca)
MINIOPTERIDAE
African Long-fingered Bat (Miniopterus africanus)
Greater Long-fingered Bat (M.inflatus)
Least Long-fingered Bat (M.minor)
Natal Clinging Bat (M.natalensis)
CISTUGIDAE
Lesueur’s Hairy Bat (Cistugo lesueuri)
VESPERTILIONIDAE
Cape Bat (Neoromicia capensis)
Schlieffen’s Bat (Nycticeinops schlieffeni)
Beatrix’s Bat (Glauconycteris beatrix)
Hottentot bat (Eptesicus hottentotus)
African Yellow Bat (Scotophilus dinganii)
Maghreb Mouse-eared Bat (Myotis punicus)
MANIDAE
Black-bellied Pangolin (Phataginus tetradactyla)
Giant Ground Pangolin (Smutsia gigantea)
NANDINIIDAE
African Palm Civet (Nandinia binotata)
FELIDAE
Lion (Panthera leo)
Leopard (P.pardus)
Serval (Leptailurus serval)
Caracal (Caracal caracal)
Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)
African Wild Cat (Felis lybica)
Sand Cat (F.margarita)
Black-footed Cat (F.nigripes)
VIVERRIDAE
African Civet (Civettictis civetta)
Miombo Genet (Genetta angolensis) (?)
Feline Genet (G.felina)
Common Genet (G.genetta)
Central African Large-spotted Genet (G.maculata)
Servaline Genet (G.servalina)
South African Large-spotted Genet (G.tigrina)
HYAENIDAE
Spotted Hyaena (Crocuta crocuta)
Brown Hyaena (Parahyaena brunnea)
Aardwolf (Proteles cristata)
HERPESTIDAE
Yellow Mongoose (Cynictis penicillata)
Selous’ Mongoose (Paracynictis selousi)
Meller’s Mongoose (Rhynchogale melleri)
White-tailed Mongoose (Ichneumia albicauda)
Eyptian Mongoose (Herpestes ichneumon)
Black Mongoose (H.nigratus)
Cape Grey Mongoose (H.pulverulentus)
Slender Mongoose (H.sanguineus)
Marsh Mongoose (Atilax paludinosus)
Long-nosed Mongoose (Xenogale naso)
Meerkat (Suricata suricatta)
Common Cusimanse (Crossarchus obscurus)
Somali Dwarf Mongoose (Helogale hirtula)
Common Dwarf Mongoose (H.parvula)
Pousargues’ Mongoose (Dologale dybowskii)
Banded Mongoose (Mungos mungo)
CANIDAE
Bat-eared Fox (Otocyon megalotis)
Cape Fox (Vulpes chama)
Rüppel’s Fox (V.rueppellii)
Red Fox (V.vulpes)
Fennec Fox (V.zerda)
Side-striped Jackal (Lupulella adustus)
Black-backed Jackal (L.mesomelas)
African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus)
Domestic Dog (Canis familiaris)
African Golden Wolf (C.lupaster)
Ethiopian Wolf (C.simensis)
OTARIIDAE
Brown Fur Seal (Arctocephalus pusillus)
MUSTELIDAE
Honey Badger (Mellivora capensis)
Zorilla (Ictonyx striatus)
Spotted-necked Otter (Hydrictis maculicollis)
African Clawless Otter (Aonyx capensis)
Congo Clawless Otter (A.congicus)
EQUIDAE
Grevy’s Zebra (Equus grevyi)
Plains Zebra (E.quagga)
Mountain Zebra (E.zebra)
RHINOCEROTIDAE
White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum)
Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis)
SUIDAE
Desert Warthog (Phacochoerus aethiopicus)
Common Warthog (P.africanus)
Forest Hog (Hylochoerus meinertzhageni)
Bushpig (Potamochoerus larvatus)
Red River Hog (P.porcus)
HIPPOPOTAMIDAE
Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius)
Pygmy Hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis)
TRAGULIDAE
Water Chevrotain (Hyemoschus aquaticus)
BOVIDAE
African Buffalo (Syncerus caffer)
Nyala (Tragelaphus angasii)
Mountain Nyala (T.buxtoni)
Cape Bushbuck (T.scriptus)
Sitatunga (T.spekii)
Lesser Kudu (T.imberbis)
Greater Kudu (T.strepsiceros)
Common Eland (T.oryx)
Western Bushbuck (T.sylvaticus)
Suni (Nesotragus moschatus)
Royal Antelope (Neotragus pygmaeus)
Impala (Aepyceros melampus)
Steenbok (Raphicerus campestris)
Cape Grysbok (R.melanotis)
Sharpe’s Grysbok (R.sharpei)
Springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis)
Gerenuk (Litocranius walleri)
Grant’s Gazelle (Nanger granti)
Bright’s Gazelle (N.notatus)
Peters’s Gazelle (N.petersii)
Soemmerring’s Gazelle (N.soemmerringii)
Cuvier’s Gazelle (Gazella cuvieri)
Dorcas Gazelle (G.dorcas)
Slender-horned Gazelle (G.leptoceros)
Thomson’s Gazelle (Eudorcas thomsonii)
Cavendish’s Dik-dik (Madoqua cavendishi)
Damara Dik-dik (M.damarensis)
Guenther’s Dik-dik (M.guentheri)
Hinde’s Dik-dik (M.hindei)
Kirk’s Dik-dik (M.kirkii)
Salt’s Dik-dik (M.saltiana)
Thomas’s Dik-dik (M.thomasi)
Oribi (Ourebia ourebi)
Southern Reedbuck (Redunca arundinum)
Mountain Reedbuck (R.fulvorufula)
Bohor Reedbuck (R.redunca)
Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus)
Kob (K.kob)
Southern Lechwe (K.leche)
Puku (K.vardonii)
Grey Rhebok (Pelea capreolus)
Roan Antelope (Hippotragus equinus)
Sable Antelope (H.niger)
Beisa Oryx (Oryx beisa)
Gemsbok (O.gazella)
Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus)
Hirola (Beatragus hunteri)
Topi (Damaliscus lunatus)
Blesbok (D.pygargus)
Black Wildebeest (Connochaetes gnou)
Common Wildebeest (C.taurinus)
Aoudad (Ammotragus lervia)
Walia Ibex (Capra walie)
Common Duiker (Sylvicapra grimmia)
Maxwell’s Duiker (Philantomba maxwellii)
Blue Duiker (P.monticola)
Aders’ Duiker (Cephalophus adersi)
Peters’ Duiker (C.callipygus)
Bay Duiker (C.dorsalis)
Harvey’s Duiker (C.harveyi)
Natal Red Duiker (C.natalensis)
Black-fronted Duiker (C.nigrifrons)
Ogilby’s Duiker (C.ogilbyi)
Yellow-backed Duiker (C.silvicultor)
Weyns’ Duiker (C.weynsi)
Klipspringer (Oreotragus oreotragus)
GIRAFFIDAE
Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)
Southern Giraffe (G.giraffa)
Masai Giraffe (G.tippelskirchi)
BALAENIDAE
Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis)
BALAENOPTERIDAE
Bryde’s Whale (Balaenoptera brydei)
Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)
DELPHINIDAE
Dusky Dolphin (Sagmatias obscurus)
Short-beaked Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis)
Indian Ocean Humpback Dolphin (Sousa plumbea)
Spinner Dolphin (Stenella longirostris)
Indo-pacific Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops aduncus)
Common Bottlenose Dolphin (T.truncatus)
Heaviside’s Dolphin (Cephalorhynchus heavisidii)

380 Species

Madagascar

TENRECIDAE
Lowland Streaked Tenrec (Hemicentetes semispinosus)
Greater Hedgehog Tenrec (Setifer setosus)
Tailess Tenrec (Tenrec ecaudatus)
CHEIROGALEIDAE
Furry-eared Dwarf Lemur (Cheirogaleus crossleyi)
Geoffroy’s Dwarf Lemur (C.major)
Western Fat-tailed Dwarf Lemur (C.medius)
Madame Berthe’s Mouse Lemur (Microcebus berthae)
Goodman’s Mouse Lemur (M.lehilahytsara)
Grey Mouse-lemur (M.murinus)
Golden-brown Mouse Lemur (M.ravelobensis)
Rufous Mouse Lemur (M.rufus)
Pale Fork-marked Lemur (Phaner pallescens)
LEMURIDAE
Brown Lemur (Eulemur fulvus)
Mongoose Lemur (E.mongoz)
Red-bellied Lemur (E.rubriventer)
Red-fronted Brown Lemur (E.rufifrons)
Golden Bamboo Lemur (Hapalemur aureus)
Eastern Lesser Bamboo Lemur (H.griseus)
Ring-tailed Lemur (Lemur catta)
Greater Bamboo Lemur (Prolemur simus)
Black-and-white Ruffed Lemur (Varecia variegata)
LEPILEMURIDAE
Milne-Edwards’s Sportive Lemur (Lepilemur edwardsi)
Red-tailed Sportive Lemur (L.ruficaudatus)
INDRIIDAE
Eastern Woolly Lemur (Avahi laniger)
Lorenz Von Liburnau’s Woolly Lemur (A.occidentalis)
Indri (Indri indri)
Coquerel’s Sifaka (Propithecus coquereli)
Crowned Sifaka (P.coronatus)
Diademed Sifaka (P.diadema)
Milne-edward’s Sifaka (P.edwardsi)
Verreaux’s Sifaka (P.verreauxi)
NESOMYIDAE
Western Tuft-tailed Rat (Eliurus myoxinus)
Malagasy Giant Jumping Rat (Hypogeomys antimena)
Eastern Red Forest Rat (Nesomys rufus)
MURIDAE
House Rat (Rattus rattus)
PTEROPODIDAE
Madagascan Fruit Bat (Eidolon dupreanum)
HIPPOSIDERIDAE
Commerson’s Leaf-nosed Bat (Hipposideros commersoni)
Rufous Trident Bat (Triaenops rufus)
EMBALLONURIDAE
Mauritian Tomb Bat (Taphozous mauritianus)
MINIOPTERIDAE
Major’s Long-fingered Bat (Miniopterus majori)
EUPLERIDAE
Malagasy Narrow-striped Mongoose (Mungotictis decemlineata)
SUIDAE
Bushpig (Potamochoerus larvatus)

42 Species

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