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Mammals of South Africa

Number of species seen:

Total number of species:

323

Mammals of South Africa

AFROTHERES

AARDVARK

ELEPHANTS

ELEPHANT SHREWS (SENGIS)

GOLDEN MOLES

Amblysominae

Chrysochlorinae

HYRAXES

BATS

FREE-TAILED BATS

FRUIT BATS

Epomophorinae - Epauletted Fruit Bats & Relatives

Pteropodinae - Flying Foxes & Relatives

Rousettinae - Rousettes & Relatives

OLD WORLD LEAF-NOSED BATS & RELATIVES

Hipposideridae - Old World Leaf-Nosed Bats

Nycteridae - Slit-Faced Bats

Rhinolophidae - Horseshoe Bats

SHEATH-TAILED BATS & RELATIVES

VESPER BATS

Kerivoulinae - Woolly Bats

Miniopteridae - Bent-Winged Bats & Long-Fingered Bats

Myotinae - Mouse-Eared Bats & Relatives

Vespertilioninae - Evening Bats, Pipistrelles & Relatives

CARNIVORES

CANIDS

CATS

Felinae - Small Cats

Pantherinae - Big Cats

GENETS, CIVETS & RELATIVES

HYENAS

Hyaeninae - Hyenas

Protelinae - Aardwolf

MONGOOSES

Herpestinae - Solitary Mongooses

Mungotinae - Social Mongooses

MUSTELIDS

Lutrinae - Otters

Mustelinae - Weasels, Badgers & Relatives

SEALS

EVEN-TOED UNGULATES

BOVIDS

Aepycerotinae - Impala

Alcelaphinae - Long-Faced Antelopes

Antilopinae - Gazelles & Dwarf Antelopes

Bovinae - Bovines & Spiral-Horned Antelopes

Caprinae - Goat-Antelopes

Cephalophinae - Duikers

Hippotraginae - Horse Antelopes

Reduncinae - Wetland Antelopes & Relatives

DEER

GIRAFFES

HIPPOPOTAMUS

SWINE

INSECTIVORES

HEDGEHOGS

SHREWS

Crocidurinae - White-Toothed Shrews

Myosoricinae - African Shrews

LAGOMORPHS

RABBITS & HARES

ODD-TOED UNGULATES

RHINOCEROSES

ZEBRAS

PANGOLINS

PRIMATES

APES

Hominidae - Great Apes

GALAGOS (BUSHBABIES)

OLD WORLD MONKEYS

RODENTS

AFRICAN MOLE RATS

AFRICAN RATS & MICE

Cricetomyinae - Pouched Rats

Dendromurinae - African Climbing Mice, Fat Mice & Relatives

Mystromyinae - White-Tailed Rat

Petromyscinae - African Rock Mice

CANE RATS

DASSIE RAT

DORMICE

OLD WORLD RATS & MICE & RELATIVES

Deomyinae - Spiny Mice, Brush-Furred Mice & Relatives

Gerbillinae - Gerbils & Realtives

Murinae - Old World Rats & Mice

PORCUPINES

SPRINGHARES

SQUIRRELS

Sciurinae - Tree Squirrels, Flying Squirrels & Relatives

Xerinae - African Squirrels, Ground Squirrels & Relatives

WHALES

BEAKED WHALES

Berardiinae - Giant Beaked Whales

Hyperoodontinae - Beaked Whales

Ziphiinae - Cuvier's Beaked Whale & Shepherd's Beaked Whale

OCEANIC DOLPHINS

RIGHT WHALES

Balaenidae - Right Whales

Cetotheriidae - Pygmy Right Whale

RORQUALS

Balaenopterinae - Slender Rorquals

Megapterinae - Humpback Whale

SPERM WHALES

Kogiidae - Lesser Sperm Whales

Physeteridae - Sperm Whale

 
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