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The taxonomy for mammals used on this website is based on Don E. Wilson and DeeAnn M. Reeder's Mammal Species of the World - A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed. - 2005). For those who might be interested, additional information on this database of mammalian taxonomy can be found at www.bucknell.edu/msw3/. Whilst we have tried to stay in line with this list as far as possible, there are a few minor amendments which we have made based on information gleaned from elsewhere.

This website is regularly updated with new photos (both improvements on existing species as well as additional species not featured before) and, where there have been updates, an indication will be given next to the link below.

Currently, the mammals section is made up of 60 families (out of a possible 151 families) comprising a total of 236 species and an additional 26 subspecies. (262 taxa in total)

 
  Phascolarctidae  -  Koala
(1 species - 1 taxon)
 
  Phalangeridae  -  Brush-tailed Possums and Cuscuses
(1 species - 1 taxon)
 
  Macropodidae  -  Kangaroos, Wallabies and Allies
(1 species - 1 taxon)
 
  Tenrecidae  -  Tenrecs
(1 species - 1 taxon)
 
  Chrysochloridae  -  Golden Moles
(1 species - 1 taxon)
 
  Macroscelididae  -  Elephant-shrews
(3 species - 3 taxa)
 
  Orycteropodidae  -  Aardvark
(1 species - 1 taxon)
 
  Procaviidae  -  Hyraxes
(3 species - 3 taxa)
 
Elephantidae  -  Elephants
(1 species - 1 taxon)
 
Dasypodidae  -  Armadillos
(2 species - 2 taxa)
 
  Bradypodidae  -  Three-toed Sloths
(1 species - 1 taxon)
 
  Myrmecophagidae  -  Ant-eaters
(1 species - 1 taxon)
 
    Tupaiidae  -  Treeshrews
(1 species - 1 taxon)
 
  Galagidae  -  Bushbabies and Galagos
(1 species - 1 taxon)
 
  Cebidae  -  Marmosets, Tamarins, Capuchins and Squirrel Monkeys
(1 species - 1 taxon)
 
  Atelidae  -  Howler and Prehensile-tailed Monkeys
(2 species - 2 taxa)
 
Cercopithecidae  -  Old World Monkeys
(20 species - 25 taxa)
 
  Hylobatidae  -  Gibbons
(1 species - 1 taxon)
 
  Hominidae  -  Apes
(2 species - 2 taxa)
 
  Sciuridae  -  Squirrels
(23 species - 27 taxa)
 
Spalacidae  -  Blind Mole-rats, African Mole-rats, Zokors and Bamboo Rats
(1 species - 1 taxon)
 
  Nesomyidae  -  African and Malagasy endemic rats
(1 species - 1 taxon)
 
  Muridae  -  Old World Rats, Mice, Gerbils and Allies
(14 species - 14 taxa)
 
  Pedetidae  -  Springhare
(1 species - 1 taxon)
 
  Bathyergidae  -  Blesmoles and Mole-rats
(2 species - 2 taxa)
 
Hystricidae  -  Old World Porcupines
(1 species - 1 taxon)
 
  Petromuridae  -  Dassie Rat
(1 species - 1 taxon)
 
  Caviidae  -  Cavies
(4 species - 5 taxa)
 
  Leporidae  -  Hares and Rabbits
(8 species - 9 taxa)
 
  Soricidae  -  Shrews
(2 species - 2 taxa)
 
  Pteropodidae  -  Old World Fruit Bats
(6 species - 6 taxa)
 
  Rhinolophidae  -  Horseshoe Bats
(2 species - 2 taxa)
 
  Hipposideridae  -  Leaf-nosed Bats, Roundleaf Bats and Trident Bats
(2 species - 2 taxa)
 
  Megadermatidae  -  False Vampire Bats
(1 species - 1 taxon)
 
  Emballonuridae  -  Sac-winged Bats, Sheath-tailed Bats and Allies
(1 species - 1 taxon)
 
  Nycteridae  -  Slit-faced Bats
(1 species - 1 taxon)
 
  Phyllostomidae  -  New World Leaf-nosed Bats
(1 species - 1 taxon)
 
  Molossidae  -  Free-tailed Bats
(1 species - 1 taxon)
 
  Vespertilionidae  -  Evening Bats and Vesper Bats
(4 species - 4 taxa)
 
Felidae  -  Cats
(5 species - 5 taxa)
 
Viverridae  -  Civets, Genets, Linsangs and Allies
(3 species - 4 taxa)
 
  Herpestidae  -  Mongooses
(7 species - 7 taxa)
 
Hyaenidae  -  Aardwolf and Hyenas
(3 species - 3 taxa)
 
  Canidae  -  Coyotes, Dogs, Foxes, Jackals and Wolves
(8 species - 8 taxa)
 
Otariidae  -  Fur Seals and Sea Lions
(6 species - 6 taxa)
 
  Phocidae  -  True Seals
(5 species - 5 taxa)
 
  Mustelidae  -  Badgers, Otters, Weasels and Allies
(4 species - 4 taxa)
 
  Mephitidae  -  Skunks and Stink Badgers
(1 species - 1 taxon)
 
  Procyonidae  -  Raccoons and Allies
(1 species - 1 taxon)
 
Equidae  -  Asses, Horses and Zebras
(3 species - 4 taxa)
 
Rhinocerotidae  -  Rhinoceroses
(2 species - 2 taxa)
 
  Suidae  -  Hogs and Pigs
(3 species - 6 taxa)
 
  Hippopotamidae  -  Hippopotamuses
(1 species - 2 taxa)
 
  Camelidae  -  Camels and Allies
(1 species - 1 taxon)
 
  Cervidae  -  Deer
(5 species - 5 taxa)
 
Giraffidae  -  Giraffes and Okapis
(1 species - 2 taxa)
 
Bovidae  -  Antelopes, Cattle, Gazelles, Goats, Sheep and Allies
(40 species - 48 taxa)
 
  Balaenidae  -  Bowhead Whales and Right Whales
(1 species - 1 taxon)
 
  Balaenopteridae  -  Rorqual Whales
(5 species - 5 taxa)
 
  Delphinidae  -  Dolphins, Killer Whales, Pilot Whales and Allies
(8 species - 8 taxa)
 
  Physeteridae  -  Sperm Whales
(1 species - 1 taxon)