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Malolotja's Mammals
Malolotja's Fauna

Malolotja Nature Reserve

Mammals Checklist

(# Unconfirmed records presence based on regional distribution maps)
(Numbers refer to those in "The mammals of the southern african sub region" R.H.N. Smithers)

Number Scientific Name Common Name



3
7
10
12


30


38



63



67


71
73
75
86


98


102





114



117
119



121



123
125



132


134


137
138


147



152
153
156


162
163
165
172
174
177
179
181
183


190


194


199
201



244
245


248
250
251
253


256
259


260
262
263
264


266
267
268
274
276
277
278
280



288



289



290



298



299
300


302



305
306
308
309


312
313


315
317


322


324


332


334
335
Insectivora
Soricidae

Myosorex varius
Crocidura mariquensis
Crocidura cyanea
Crocidura flavescens

Chrysochloridae
Amblysomus hottentotus #

Macroscelididae
Elephantulus myurus #

Chiroptera
Molossidae
Tadarida aegyptiaca #

Vespertilionidae
Miniopterinae
Miniopterus schreibersii #

Vespertilioninae
Myotis tricolor #
Pipistrellus kuhlii #
Pipistrellus nanus #
Eptesicus capensis #

Nycteridae
Nycteris thebaica #

Rhinolophidae
Rhinolophus clivosus

Primates
Strepsirhini
Lorisidae
Galaginae
Galago crassicaudatus

Anthropoidea
Cercopithecidae
Papio ursinus
Cercopithecus pygerythrus

Pholidota
Manidae
Manis temminckii #

Lagomorpha
Leporidae
Lepus saxatilis
Pronolagus crassicaudatus #

Rodentia
Bathyergidae
Cryptomys hottentotus

Hystricidae
Hystrix africaeaustralis

Gliridae
Graphiurus platyops #
Graphiurus murinus #

Thryonomyidae
Thryonomys swinderianus

Cricetidae and Muridae
Otomyinae
Otomys laminatus #
Otomys angoniensis
Otomys irroratus

Murinae
Lemniscomys rosalia
Rhabdomys pumilio
Dasymys incomtus #
Mus minutoides
Mastomys natalensis
Thallomys paedulcus #
Aethomys namaquensis
Aethomys chrysophilus
Rattus rattus *

Gerbillinae
Tatera leucogaster #

Cricetinae
Mystromys albicaudatus #

Dendromurinae
Dendromus melanotis #
Dendromus mystacalis #

Carnivora
Hyaenidae
Proteles cristatus
Hyaena brunnea

Felidae
Panthera pardus
Felis caracal
Felis lybica #
Felis serval

Canidae
Lycaon pictus
Canis mesomelas

Mustelidae
Aonyx capensis
Mellivora capensis
Poecilogale albinucha #
Ictonyx striatus

Viverridae
Civettictis civetta #
Genetta genetta
Genetta tigrina
Galerella sanguinea
Rhynchogale melleri #
Ichneumia albicauda
Atilax paludinosus
Helogale parvula #

Tubulidentata
Orycteropodidae
Orycteropus afer

Proboscidea
Elephantidae
Loxodonta africana

Hyracoidea
Procaviidae
Procavia capensis

Perissodactyla
Equidae
Equus burchelli antiquorus

Artiodactyla
Suidae
Potamochoerus porcus
Phacochoerus aethiopicus

Hippopotamidae
Hippopotamus amphibius

Bovidae
Alcelaphinae
Connochaetes gnou
Connochaetes taurinus
Alcelaphus buselaphus
Damaliscus dorcus phillipsi

Cephalophinae
Cephalophus natalensis
Silvicapra grimmia

Antilopinae
Oreotragus oreotragus
Ourebia ourebi

Aepycerotinae
Aepyceros melampus

Peleinae
Pelea capreolis

Bovinae
Tragelaphus scriptus

Reduncinae
Redunca arundinum
Redunca fulvorufula

Shrews, elephant shrews, hedgehogs and golden
shrews
Forest shrew
Swamp musk shrew
Reddish grey musk shrew
Greater musk shrew

Golden moles
Hottentot golden mole

Elephant shrews
Rock elephant shrew

Bats
Free tailed bats
Egyptian free tailed bat

Vesper bats

Schreibers' long fingered bat


Temminck's hairy bat
Kuhl's bat
Banana bat
Cape serotine bat

Slit faced bats
Common slit faced bat

Horseshoe bats
Geoffroy's horseshoe bat

Bushbabies, baboons and monkeys

Bushbabies

Thick tailed bushbaby


Monkeys and baboons
Chacma baboon
Vervet monkey

Pangolin

Pangolin

Hares, rock rabbits, rabbits

Scrub hare
Natal red rock rabbit

Rodents
Molerats
Common molerat

Porcupines
Porcupine

Dormice
Rock dormouse
Woodland dormouse

Canerats
Greater canerat

Rats and mice

Laminate vlei rat
Angoni vlei rat
Vlei rat


Single striped mouse
Striped mouse
Water rat
Pygmy mouse
Multimammate mouse
Tree mouse
Namaqua rock mouse
Red veld rat
House rat


Bushveld gerbil


White tailed mouse


Grey climbing mouse
Chestnut climbing mouse

Carnivores
Aardwolf and hyaenas
Aardwolf
Brown hyaena

Cats
Leopard
Caracal
African wild cat
Serval

Foxes, wild dog and jackals
Wild dog
Blackbacked jackal

Otters, polecats, weasels, honey badger
Cape clawless otter
Honey badger
Striped weasel
Striped polecat

Mongooses, civets, genets and suricate
African civet
Small spotted genet
Large spotted genet
Slender mongoose
Meller's mongoose
White tailed mongoose
Water mongoose
Dwarf mongoose

Antbear
Antbear
Antbear

Elephants
Elephants
Elephant

Dassies
Dassies
Rock dassie

Odd-toed ungulates
Zebras
Burchells zebra

Even toed ungulates
Pigs
Bush pig
Warthog

Hippopotamuses
Hippopotamus

Buffalo, wildebeest and buck
Wildebeest, hartebeest and blesbok
Black wildebeest
Blue wildebeest
Red hartebeest
Blesbok

Duikers
Red duiker
Grey duiker

Klipspringer, dik dik, oribi, grysbok
Klipspringer
Oribi

Impala
Impala

Rhebok
Grey rhebok

Buffalo, kudu, bushbuck
Bushbuck

Reedbuck, waterbuck, lechwe
Common reedbuck
Mountain reedbuck