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Mammal Groups Found in North America

This website, Mammals of North America, uses a graphic family tree to illustrates the taxonomic relationships of the mammals that have been found in the United States, Canada and Mexico. This page (Mammal Groups Found in North America) is a text alternative to that graphic. Although this page does not depict the evolutionary relationships of the taxonimc groups, it is an entry point to identify each of the 13 Orders, and then their Families (51 in total) and, finally, the 244 genera and 744 species.
 
This page lists the Orders of the Mammals found in North America. Links to the Families are inlcuded under each Order; a click on the Family name will then list all the species in the Family. Each Order also has an alternate link listing all the Species in the Order, grouped in their Families. Each list is sorted alphabetically according to the accepted scientific name.
 

Order: Artiodactyla (Even-toed Ungulates/Ungulados de dedos pares)


Artiodactyla Families in North America (4 families)
All Artiodactyla in North America (15 species)
 

Order: Carnivora (Carnivores/Carnívoros)


Carnivora Families in North America (9 families)
All Carnivora in North America (60 species)
 

Order: Cetacea (Whales, Dolphins, Porpoises/Ballenas, Delfines, Marsopas)


Cetacea Families in North America (8 families)
All Cetacea in North America (51 species)
 
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Order: Chiroptera (Bats/Murciélagos)


Chiroptera Families in North America (8 families)
All Chiroptera in North America (145 species)
 

Order: Cingulata (Armadillos/Armadillos)


Cingulata Families in North America (1 family)
All Cingulata in North America (2 species)
 

Order: Didelphimorphia (Opossums/Comadrejas)


Didelphimorphia Families in North America (1 family)
All Didelphimorphia in North America (8 species)
 
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Order: Lagomorpha (Rabbits, Hares, Pikas/Conejos, Liebres y Pikas)


Lagomorpha Families in North America (2 families)
All Lagomorpha in North America (27 species)
 

Order: Perissodactyla (Odd-toed Ungulates/Ungulados de dedos impares)


Perissodactyla Families in North America (1 family)
All Perissodactyla in North America (1 species)
 

Order: Pilosa (Anteaters and Sloths/Perezosos y Osos Hormigueros)


Pilosa Families in North America (2 families)
All Pilosa in North America (2 species)
 
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Order: Primates (Primates/Primates)


Primate Families in North America (1 family)
All Primates in North America (3 species)
 

Order: Rodentia (Rodents/Roedores)


Rodentia Families in North America (10 families)
All Rodentia in North America (361 species)
 

Order: Sirenia (Manatees/Manatíes)


Sirenia Families in North America (1 family)
All Sirenia in North America (1 species)
 

Order: Soricomorpha (Shrews, Moles/Musarañas y Topos)


Soricomorpha Families in North America (2 families)
All Soricomorpha in North America (68 species)
 
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