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Mlawula Nature Reserve - Mammal Checklist


Macroscelididae (Elephant shrews)

   Elephantulus brachyrhynchus  
   (Short-snouted elephant-shrew)

Soricidae (Shrews)

   Crocidura gracilipes  
   (Peters' musk shrew)

   Crocidura bicolor  
   (Tiny musk shrew)

   Suncus lixus  
   (Greater dwarf 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 hirta  
   (Lesser red musk shrew)

Chrysochloridae (Golden moles)

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

Pteropodidae (Fruit bats)

   Rousettus aegyptiacus  
   (Egyptian fruit bat)

   Epomophones wahlbergi  
   (Wahlberg's epauletted fruit bat)

   Epomophorus crypturus  
   (Peters' epauletted fruit bat)

Emballonuridae (Sheath-tailed bats)

   Taphozous mauritianus  
   (Tomb bat)

Molossidae (Free tailed bats)

   Tadarida condylura  
   (Angola free-tailed bat)

   Tadarida pumila  
   (Little free-tailed bat)

   Tadarida aegyptiaca  
   (Egyptian free tailed bat)

Vespertilionidae (Vesper bats)
Miniopterinae 

   Scotophilus viridis  
   (Lesser yellow house bat)

   Eptesicus zuluensis  
   (Aloe serotine bat)

   Chalinolobis variegatus  
   (Butterfly bat)

   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

   Nycticeius schlieffenii  
   (Schlieffen's bat)

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)

   Rhinolophus darlingi  
   (Darling's horseshoe bat)

   Rhinolophus simulator  
   (Bushveld horseshoe bat)

Hipposideridae (Trident and leaf-nosed bats)

   Hipposideros caffer  
   (Sundevall's leaf-nosed bat)

Cercopithecidae (Monkeys and baboons)

   Cercopithecus mitis  
   (Samango monkey)
   Swaziland Red Data Status: Endangered
   Southern African Red Data Status: Rare
   International Red Data Status: Not listed

   Papio ursinus  
   (Chacma baboon)
   (SiSwati: Imfene)

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

Lorisidae (Bushbabies)
Galaginae 

   Galago senegalensis  
   (Lesser bushbaby)

   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)

Hystricidae (Porcupines)

   Hystrix africaeaustralis  
   (Porcupine)

Gliridae (Dormice)

   Graphiurus murinus  
   (Woodland dormouse)

Thryonomyidae (Canerats)

   Thryonomys swinderianus  
   (Greater canerat)

Cricetidae and Muridae (Rats and mice)
Otomyinae 

   Otomys angoniensis  
   (Angoni vlei rat)

Cricetidae and Muridae (Rats and mice)
Murinae 

   Thamnomys dolichurus  
   (Woodland mouse)

   Thamnomys cometes  
   (Mozambique woodland mouse)

   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)

   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 

   Saccostomus campestris  
   (Pouched mouse)

Cricetidae and Muridae (Rats and mice)
Dendromurinae 

   Dendromus melanotis  
   (Grey climbing mouse)

   Dendromus mystacalis  
   (Chestnut climbing mouse)

   Steatomys pratensis  
   (Fat mouse)

Hyaenidae (Aardwolf and hyaenas)

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

   Crocuta crocuta  
   (Spotted hyaena)
   Swaziland Red Data Status: Vulnerable
   Southern African Red Data Status: Not listed
   International Red Data Status: Conservation-dependent

Felidae (Cats)

   Acinonyx jubatus  
   (Cheetah)
   Swaziland Red Data Status: Regionally Extinct
   Southern African Red Data Status: Out of Danger
   International Red Data Status: Vulnerable

   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 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 adustus  
   (Side-striped jackal)

   Canis mesomelas  
   (Blackbacked jackal)
   (SiSwati: Jakalazi)

Mustelidae (Otters, polecats, weasels, honey badger)

   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)

   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)

   Herpestes ichneumon  
   (Large gray mongoose)

   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)

   Mungos mungo  
   (Banded mongoose)

   Helogale parvula  
   (Dwarf mongoose)

Orycteropodidae (Antbear)

   Orycteropus afer  
   (Antbear)

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

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

   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

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

   Raphicerus campestris  
   (Steenbok)

   Raphicerus sharpei  
   (Sharpe's grysbok)

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 angasi  
   (Nyala)
   Swaziland Red Data Status: Least Concern
   Southern African Red Data Status: Not listed
   International Red Data Status: Conservation-dependent

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

   Tragelaphus strepsiceros  
   (Greater kudu)
   Swaziland Red Data Status: Least Concern
   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

   Kobus ellipsiprymnus  
   (Common waterbuck)
   Swaziland Red Data Status: Near Threatened
   Southern African Red Data Status: Not listed
   International Red Data Status: Conservation-dependent




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