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Malolotja Nature Reserve - Mammal Checklist

(Information from various sources including "Birds of the Malolotja Nature Reserve, Swaziland" by Richard Boycott and Vincent Parker, and "Threatened Vertebrates of Swaziland, Swaziland Red Data Book" by A Monadjem, R C Boycott, V Parker and J Culverwell, 2003.)


Macroscelididae (Elephant shrews)

   Elephantulus myurus  
   (Rock elephant shrew)

Soricidae (Shrews)

   Myosorex varius  
   (Forest shrew)

   Crocidura flavescens  
   (Greater musk shrew)
   Swaziland Red Data Status: Least Concern
   Southern African Red Data Status: Not listed
   International Red Data Status: Vulnerable

   Crocidura cyanea  
   (Reddish grey musk shrew)

   Crocidura mariquensis  
   (Swamp musk shrew)

Chrysochloridae (Golden moles)

   Amblysomus hottentotus  
   (Hottentot's golden mole)
   Southern African Red Data Status: Southern African endemic

Molossidae (Free tailed bats)

   Tadarida aegyptiaca  
   (Egyptian free tailed bat)

Vespertilionidae (Vesper bats)
Miniopterinae 

   Miniopterus schreibersii  
   (Schreibers' long fingered bat)
   Swaziland Red Data Status: Near Threatened
   Southern African Red Data Status: Not listed
   International Red Data Status: Near Threatened

Vespertilionidae (Vesper bats)
Vespertilioninae 

   Myotis tricolor  
   (Temminck's hairy bat)

   Pipistrellus nanus  
   (Banana bat)

   Pipistrellus kuhlii  
   (Kuhl's bat)

   Eptesicus capensis  
   (Cape serotine bat)

Nycteridae (Slit faced bats)

   Nycteris thebaica  
   (Common slit faced bat)

Rhinolophidae (Horseshoe bats)

   Rhinolophus clivorus  
   (Geoffroy's horseshoe bat)

Cercopithecidae (Monkeys and baboons)

   Papio ursinus  
   (Chacma baboon)
   (SiSwati: Imfene)

   Cercopithecus aethiops pygerythrus 
   (Vervet monkey)
   (SiSwati: Ingobiyane)

Lorisidae (Bushbabies)
Galaginae 

   Galago crassicaudatus  
   (Thick tailed bushbaby)

Manidae (Pangolin)

   Manis temminckii  
   (Pangolin)
   Swaziland Red Data Status: Endangered
   Southern African Red Data Status: Vulnerable
   International Red Data Status: Near Threatened

Leporidae (Hares and rabbits)

   Pronolagus crassicaudatus  
   (Natal red rock rabbit)

   Lepus saxatilis  
   (Scrub hare)
   (SiSwati: Logwaja)

Bathyergidae (Molerats)

   Cryptomys hottentotus  
   (Common molerat)

Hystricidae (Porcupines)

   Hystrix africaeaustralis  
   (Porcupine)

Gliridae (Dormice)

   Graphiurus platyops  
   (Rock dormouse)

   Graphiurus murinus  
   (Woodland dormouse)

Thryonomyidae (Canerats)

   Thryonomys swinderianus  
   (Greater canerat)

Cricetidae and Muridae (Rats and mice)
Otomyinae 

   Otomys laminatus  
   (Laminate vlei rat)
   Southern African Red Data Status: Southern African endemic

   Otomys angoniensis  
   (Angoni vlei rat)

   Otomys irroratus  
   (Vlei rat)

Cricetidae and Muridae (Rats and mice)
Murinae 

   Aethomys namaquensis  
   (Namaqua rock mouse)

   Aethomys chrysophilus  
   (Red veld rat)

   Dasymys incomtus  
   (Water rat)
   Swaziland Red Data Status: Vulnerable
   Southern African Red Data Status: Indeterminate
   International Red Data Status: Data Deficient

   Lemniscomys rosalia  
   (Single striped mouse)

   Rhabdomys pumilio  
   (Striped mouse)

   Mus minutoides  
   (Pygmy mouse)

   Mastomys natalensis  
   (Natal multimammate mouse)

   Rattus rattus  
   (House rat)
   Exotic

   Thallomys paedulcus  
   (Tree mouse)

Cricetidae and Muridae (Rats and mice)
Gerbillinae 

   Tatera leucogaster  
   (Bushveld gerbil)

Cricetidae and Muridae (Rats and mice)
Cricetinae 

   Mystromys albicaudatus  
   (White tailed mouse)
   Southern African Red Data Status: Endangered (2004)

Cricetidae and Muridae (Rats and mice)
Dendromurinae 

   Dendromus melanotis  
   (Grey climbing mouse)

   Dendromus mystacalis  
   (Chestnut climbing mouse)

Hyaenidae (Aardwolf and hyaenas)

   Hyaena brunnea  
   (Brown hyaena)

   Proteles cristatus  
   (Aardwolf)
   (SiSwati: Singce)
   Swaziland Red Data Status: Near Threatened
   Southern African Red Data Status: Not listed
   International Red Data Status: Not listed

Felidae (Cats)

   Panthera pardus  
   (Leopard)
   (SiSwati: Ingwe)
   Swaziland Red Data Status: Near Threatened
   Southern African Red Data Status: Rare
   International Red Data Status: Not listed

   Felis serval  
   (Serval)
   (SiSwati: Indloti)
   Swaziland Red Data Status: Near Threatened
   Southern African Red Data Status: Rare
   International Red Data Status: Not listed

   Felis caracal  
   (Caracal)

   Felis lybica  
   (African wild cat)
   Swaziland Red Data Status: Data Deficient
   Southern African Red Data Status: Vulnerable
   International Red Data Status: Not listed

Canidae (Foxes, wild dog and jackals)

   Lycaon pictus  
   (African wild dog)
   Swaziland Red Data Status: Regionally Extinct
   Southern African Red Data Status: Endangered
   International Red Data Status: Endangered

   Canis mesomelas  
   (Blackbacked jackal)
   (SiSwati: Jakalazi)

Mustelidae (Otters, polecats, weasels, honey badger)

   Aonyx capensis  
   (Cape clawless otter)

   Mellivora capensis  
   (Honey badger)
   Swaziland Red Data Status: Vulnerable
   Southern African Red Data Status: Vulnerable
   International Red Data Status: Not listed

   Ictonyx striatus  
   (Striped polecat)

   Poecilogale albinucha  
   (Striped weasel)
   Swaziland Red Data Status: Near Threatened
   Southern African Red Data Status: Rare
   International Red Data Status: Not listed

Viverridae (Mongooses, civets, genets and suricate)

   Genetta genetta  
   (Small spotted genet)

   Civettictis civetta  
   (African civet)
   Swaziland Red Data Status: Near Threatened
   Southern African Red Data Status: Rare
   International Red Data Status: Not listed

   Genetta tigrina  
   (Large spotted genet)

   Galerella sanguinea  
   (Slender mongoose)

   Rhynchogale melleri  
   (Meller's mongoose)
   Swaziland Red Data Status: Data Deficient
   Southern African Red Data Status: Vulnerable
   International Red Data Status: Not listed

   Ichneumia albicauda  
   (White tailed mongoose)

   Atilax paludinosus  
   (Water mongoose)

   Helogale parvula  
   (Dwarf mongoose)

Orycteropodidae (Antbear)

   Orycteropus afer  
   (Antbear)

Elephantidae (Elephants)

   Loxodonta africana  
   (Elephant)
   (SiSwati: Indlovu)
   Swaziland Red Data Status: Near Threatened
   Southern African Red Data Status: Out of Danger
   International Red Data Status: Endangered

Procaviidae (Dassies)

   Procavia capensis  
   (Rock dassie)
   (SiSwati: Imbila)

Equidae (Zebras)

   Equus burchelli antiquorus 
   (Burchells zebra)
   (SiSwati: Lidvuba)
   Swaziland Red Data Status: Least Concern
   Southern African Red Data Status: Not listed
   International Red Data Status: Not listed

Suidae (Pigs)

   Potamochoerus porcus  
   (Bush pig)
   (SiSwati: Ingulube)

   Phacochoerus aethiopicus  
   (Warthog)
   (SiSwati: Budzayikatane)
   Swaziland Red Data Status: Least Concern
   Southern African Red Data Status: Not listed
   International Red Data Status: Not listed

Hippopotamidae (Hippopotamuses)

   Hippopotamus amphibius  
   (Hippopotamus)
   Swaziland Red Data Status: Vulnerable
   Southern African Red Data Status: Rare
   International Red Data Status: Not listed

Bovidae (Buffalo, wildebeest and buck)
Alcelaphinae (Wildebeest, hartebeest and blesbok)

   Connochaetes gnou  
   (Black wildebeest)
   (SiSwati: Lugongonyane)
   Swaziland Red Data Status: Least Concern
   Southern African Red Data Status: Not listed
   International Red Data Status: Conservation-dependent

   Connochaetes taurinus  
   (Blue wildebeest)
   (SiSwati: Ingongoni)
   Swaziland Red Data Status: Least Concern
   Southern African Red Data Status: Not listed
   International Red Data Status: Conservation-dependent

   Alcelaphus buselaphus  
   (Red hartebeest)
   (SiSwati: Umzansi)
   Swaziland Red Data Status: Least Concern
   Southern African Red Data Status: Not listed
   International Red Data Status: Conservation-dependent

   Damaliscus dorcus phillipsi 
   (Blesbok)
   (SiSwati: Inoni)
   Swaziland Red Data Status: Least Concern
   Southern African Red Data Status: Not listed
   International Red Data Status: Conservation-dependent

Bovidae (Buffalo, wildebeest and buck)
Cephalophinae (Duikers)

   Cephalophus natalensis  
   (Red duiker)
   (SiSwati: Umsumphe)
   Swaziland Red Data Status: Near Threatened
   Southern African Red Data Status: Rare
   International Red Data Status: Conservation-dependent

   Sylvicapra grimmia  
   (Grey duiker)
   (SiSwati: Impunzi)

Bovidae (Buffalo, wildebeest and buck)
Antilopinae (Klipspringer, dik dik, oribi, grysbok)

   Oreotragus oreotragus  
   (Klipspringer)
   (SiSwati: Logoga)
   Swaziland Red Data Status: Near Threatened
   Southern African Red Data Status: Not listed
   International Red Data Status: Conservation-dependent

   Ourebia ourebi  
   (Oribi)
   (SiSwati: Liwula)
   Swaziland Red Data Status: Vulnerable
   Southern African Red Data Status: Vulnerable
   International Red Data Status: Conservation-dependent

Bovidae (Buffalo, wildebeest and buck)
Aepycerotinae (Impala)

   Aepyceros melampus  
   (Impala)
   (SiSwati: Imphala)
   Swaziland Red Data Status: Least Concern
   Southern African Red Data Status: Not listed
   International Red Data Status: Conservation-dependent

Bovidae (Buffalo, wildebeest and buck)
Bovinae (Buffalo, kudu, bushbuck)

   Tragelaphus scriptus  
   (Bushbuck)
   Swaziland Red Data Status: Least Concern
   Southern African Red Data Status: Not listed
   International Red Data Status: Not listed

   Taurotragus oryx  
   (Eland)
   (SiSwati: Mpofu)
   Swaziland Red Data Status: Near Threatened
   Southern African Red Data Status: Not listed
   International Red Data Status: Conservation-dependent

Bovidae (Buffalo, wildebeest and buck)
Peleinae (Rhebok)

   Pelea capreolis  
   (Grey rhebok)
   (SiSwati: Liza)
   Swaziland Red Data Status: Near Threatened
   Southern African Red Data Status: Not listed
   International Red Data Status: Conservation-dependent

Bovidae (Buffalo, wildebeest and buck)
Reduncinae (Reedbuck, waterbuck, lechwe)

   Redunca arundinum  
   (Common reedbuck)
   Swaziland Red Data Status: Near Threatened
   Southern African Red Data Status: Not listed
   International Red Data Status: Conservation-dependent

   Redunca fulvorufula  
   (Mountain reedbuck)
   (SiSwati: Lincala)
   Swaziland Red Data Status: Near Threatened
   Southern African Red Data Status: Not listed
   International Red Data Status: Conservation-dependent




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