Jon’s Central American Life List

The taxonomy of this list is based on my global mammalwatching checklist, available here.

As at February 4 2021

DIDELPHIDAE
Central American Woolly Opossum (Caluromys derbianus)
Water Opossum (Chironectes minimus)
Black-eared Opossum (Didelphis marsupialis)
Virginia Opossum (D.virginiana)
Dark Four-eyed Opossum (Philander melanurus)
DASYPODIDAE
Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus)
MYRMECOPHAGIDAE
Northern Tamandua (Tamandua mexicana)
CYCLOPEDIDAE
Central American Silky Anteater (Cyclopes dorsalis)
MEGALONYCHIDAE
Hoffmann’s Two-toed Sloth (Choloepus hoffmanni)
BRADYPODIDAE
Brown-throated Sloth (Bradypus variegatus)
LEPORIDAE
Dice’s Cottontail (Sylvilagus dicei)
Gabb’s Cottontail (S.gabbi)
HETEROMYIDAE
Desmarest’s Spiny Pocket Mouse (Heteromys desmarestianus)
Cloud-dwelling Spiny Pocket Mouse (H.nubicolens)
Salvin’s Spiny Pocket Mouse (H.salvini)
ERETHIZONTIDAE
Mexican Hairy Dwarf Porcupine (Coendou mexicanus)
CUNICULIDAE
Spotted Paca (Cuniculus paca)
CAVIIDAE
Lesser Capybara (Hydrochoerus isthmius)
DASYPROCTIDAE
Coiban Agouti (Dasyprocta coibae)
Central American Agouti (D.punctata)
ECHIMYIDAE
Armored Rat (Hoplomys gymnurus)
Tome’s Spiny Rat (Proechimys semispinosus)
Rufous Tree Rat (Diplomys labilis)
SCIURIDAE
Deppe’s Squirrel (Sciurus deppei)
Red-tailed Squirrel (S.granatensis)
Richmond’s Squirrel (S.richmondi)
Variegated Squirrel (S.variegatoides)
Central American Dwarf Squirrel (Microsciurus alfari)
Bangs’s Mountain Squirrel (Syntheosciurus brochus)
CRICETIDAE
Alston’s Brown Mouse (Scotinomys teguina)
Chiriqui Brown Mouse (S.xerampelinus)
Chiriqui Harvest Mouse (Reithrodontomys creper)
Slender Harvest Mouse (R.gracilis)
Mexican Harvest Mouse (R.mexicanus)
Nicaraguan Deer Mouse (Peromyscus nicaraguae)
Talamancan Deermouse (P.nudipes)
Boquete Rice Rat (Nephelomys devius)
Bolivar Rice Rat (Transandinomys bolivaris)
Alfaro’s Rice Rat (Handleyomys alfaroi)
Black-and-Yellow Rice Rat (Melanomys chrysomelas)
Vesper Rat (Nyctomys sumichrasti)
MURIDAE
House Mouse (Mus musculus)
CALLITRICHIDAE
Geoffroy’s Tamarin (Saguinus geoffroyi)
CEBIDAE
Black-crowned Central American Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri oerstedii)
Panamanian White-throated Capuchin (Cebus imitator)
AOTIDAE
Panamanian Night Monkey (Aotus zonalis)
ATELIDAE
Mantled Howler Monkey (Alouatta palliata)
Yucatán Black Howler Monkey (A.pigra)
Geoffroy’s Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi)
HOMINIDAE
Human (Homo sapiens)
EMBALLONURIDAE
Chestnut Sac-winged Bat (Cormura brevirostris)
Gray Sac-winged Bat (Balantiopteryx plicata)
Short-eared Bat (Cyttarops alecto)
Northern Ghost Bat (Diclidurus albus)
Lesser Dog-like Bat (Peropteryx macrotis)
Thomas’s Shaggy Bat (Centronycteris centralis)
Proboscis Bat (Rhynchonycteris naso)
Greater Sac-winged Bat; Greater White-lined Bat (Saccopteryx bilineata)
Lesser Sac-winged Bat; Lesser White-lined Bat (S.leptura)
NOCTILIONIDAE
Lesser Bulldog Bat; Lesser Fishing Bat (Noctilio albiventris)
Greater Bulldog Bat; Greater Fishing Bat (N.leporinus)
FURIPTERIDAE
Thumbless Bat (Furipterus horrens)
THYROPTERIDAE
Peter’s Disk-winged Bat (Thyroptera discifera)
Spix’s Disk-winged Bat (T.tricolor)
MORMOOPIDAE
Davy’s Naked-backed Bat (Pteronotus davyi)
Big Naked-backed Bat (P.gymnonotus)
Mesoamerican Mustached Bat (P.mesoamericanus)
Lesser Mustached Bat; Wagner’s Mustached Bat (P.personatus)
Wagner’s Common Mustached Bat (P.rubiginosus)
PHYLLOSTOMIDAE
Orange-throated Bat (Lampronycteris brachyotis)
Hairy Big-eared Bat (Micronycteris hirsuta)
Common Big-eared Bat (M.microtis)
Tiny Big-eared Bat (M.minuta)
Schmidts’s Big-eared Bat (M.schmidtorum)
Common Vampire Bat (Desmodus rotundus)
Long-legged Bat (Macrophyllum macrophyllum)
Fringe-lipped Bat (Trachops cirrhosus)
Pygmy Round-eared Bat (Lophostoma brasiliense)
Northern Stripe-headed Round-eared Bat (Tonatia bakeri)
Pale Spear-nosed Bat (Phyllostomus discolor)
Greater Spear-nosed Bat (P.hastatus)
Big-eared Wooly Bat (Chrotopterus auritus)
Spectral Bat (Vampyrum spectrum)
Brown Long-tongued Bat; Commissaris’s Long-tongued Bat (Glossophaga commissarisi)
Gray Long-tongued Bat (G.leachii)
Common Long-tongued Bat; Pallas’s Long-tongued Bat (G.soricina)
Geoffroy’s Tailless Bat (Anoura geoffroyi)
Underwood’s Long-tongued Bat (Hylonycteris underwoodi)
Godman’s Long-tailed Bat (Choeroniscus godmani)
Orange Nectar Bat (Lonchophylla robusta)
Chestnut Short-tailed Bat (Carollia castanea)
Seba’s Short-tailed Bat (C.perspicillata)
Sowell’s Short-tailed Bat (C.sowelli)
Gray Short-tailed Bat (C.subrufa)
Niceforo’s Big-eared Bat (Trinycteris nicefori)
Honduras Yellow-shouldered Bat (Sturnira hondurensis)
Northern Yellow-shouldered Bat (S.parvidens)
Hairy Big-eyed Bat (Chiroderma villosum)
Striped Yellow-eared Bat (Vampyriscus nymphaea)
Pacific Tent-making Bat (Uroderma convexum)
Northern Little Yellow-eared Bat (Vampyressa thyone)
Macconnell’s Bat (Mesophylla macconnelli)
Heller’s Broad-nosed Bat (Platyrrhinus helleri)
Honduran White Bat (Ectophylla alba)
Jamaican Fruit-eating Bat (Artibeus jamaicensis)
Great Fruit-eating Bat (A.lituratus)
Pygmy Fruit-eating Bat (A.phaeotis)
Toltec Fruit-eating Bat (A.toltecus)
Thomas’s Fruit-eating Bat (A.watsoni)
NATALIDAE
Woolly Funnel-eared Bat (Natalus lanatus)
Mexican Greater Funnel-eared Bat (N.mexicanus)
MOLOSSIDAE
Alvarez’s Mastiff Bat (Molossus alvarezi)
Bonda Mastiff Bat (M.bondae)
Pallas’s Mastiff Bat (M.molossus)
Miller’s Mastiff Bat (M.pretiosus)
Big Crested Mastiff Bat (Promops centralis)
Greenhall’s Dog-faced Bat (Cynomops greenhalli)
Fierce Bonneted Bat (Eumops ferox)
VESPERTILIONIDAE
Brazilian Brown Bat (Eptesicus brasiliensis)
Argentine Brown Bat (E.furinalis)
Big Brown Bat (E.fuscus)
Bickham’s Yellow Bat (Rhogeessa bickhami)
Desert Red Bat (Lasiurus frantzii)
Elegant Myotis (Myotis elegans)
Black Myotis (M.nigricans)
Riparian Myotis (M.riparius)
CANIDAE
Grey Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus)
PROCYONIDAE
Northern Olingo (Bassaricyon gabbii)
Western Lowland Olingo (B.medius)
Cacomistle (Bassariscus sumichrasti)
White-nosed Coati (Nasua narica)
Kinkajou (Potos flavus)
Northern Raccoon (Procyon lotor)
MEPHITIDAE
Striped Hog-nosed Skunk (Conepatus semistriatus)
Hooded Skunk (Mephitis macroura)
Southern Spotted Skunk (Spilogale angustifrons)
MUSTELIDAE
Tayra (Eira barbara)
TAPIRIDAE
Baird’s Tapir (Tapirus bairdii)
TAYASSUIDAE
Collared Peccary (Pecari tajacu)
White-lipped Peccary (Tayassu pecari)
CERVIDAE
White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
DELPHINIDAE
Pantropical Spotted Dolphin (Stenella attenuata)
Indo-pacific Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops aduncus)
False Killer Whale (Pseudorca crassidens)

144 Species

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