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Endangered mammals of Texas


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I recently wrote an article about the laws concerning endangered animals and it was mentioned by a reader that the list specifying which animals are endangered might be of interest to others.

The list is pretty extensive but packed with a lot of information that you might find interesting. For example, you might expect to find the Gray Wolf on the list but did you know the Palo Duro Mouse is also on the list? Yep, like I said, the list is extensive - it even covers animals like bats, mice, and rats.

Included below is the list of endangered mammals in Texas, with their Federal status if applicable. To make things a little more convenient for you, I've split the list into various parts. In addition to this article on endangered mammals, there are seperate articles for endangered fish, endangered reptiles & amphibians, endangered birds, endangered invertebrates, and endangered plants (just to make the list complete)

        Bats              State Status Federal Status (Listed)
Mexican Long-nosed Bat
Leptonycteris nivalis
Endangered Endangered
Southern Yellow Bat
Lasiurus ega
Threatened  
Spotted Bat
Euderma maculatum
Threatened  
Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat
Corynorhinus rafinesquii
Threatened  
Rodents State Status Federal Status (Listed)
Texas Kangaroo Rat
Dipodomys elator
Threatened  
Coues' Rice Rat
Oryzomys couesi
Threatened  
Palo Duro Mouse
Peromyscus truei comanche
Threatened  
Marine Mammals State Status Federal Status (Listed)
Gervais' Beaked Whale
Mesoplodon europaeus
Threatened  
Goose-beaked Whale
Ziphius cavirostris
Threatened  
Pygmy Sperm Whale
Kogia breviceps
Threatened  
Dwarf Sperm Whale
Kogia simus
Threatened  
Atlantic Spotted Dolphin
Stenella frontalis
Threatened  
Rough-toothed Dolphin
Steno bredanensis
Threatened  
Killer Whale
Orcinus orca
Threatened  
False Killer Whale
Pseudorca crassidens
Threatened  
Short-finned Pilot Whale
Globicephala macrorhynchus
Threatened  
Pygmy Killer Whale
Feresa attenuata
Threatened  
Finback Whale
Balaenoptera physalus
Endangered Endangered

Humpback Whale

Megaptera novaeangliae

Endangered Endangered
West Indian Manatee
Trichechus manatus
Endangered Endangered
Carnivores State Status Federal Status (Listed)
Red Wolf
Canis rufus
Endangered Endangered
Gray Wolf
Canis lupus
Endangered Endangered
Black Bear
Ursus americanus
Threatened Threatened by Similarity of Appearance (eastern);
Not Listed (western)
Louisiana Black Bear
Ursus americanus luteolus
Threatened Threatened
White-nosed Coati
Nasua narica
Threatened  
Ocelot
Leopardus pardalis
Endangered Endangered
Margay
Leopardus wiedii
Threatened  
Jaguarundi
Herpailurus yaguarondi
Endangered Endangered
Jaguar
Panthera onca
Endangered Endangered

I hope you found the above list interesting. Please check out the related articles to view the other animals that are considered to be either threatened or endangered. Thanks for reading.

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For more info: Texas Parks & Wildlife
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