Papers in the Biological Sciences


Results of the Alcoa Foundation-Suriname Expeditions. XIV. Mammals of Brownsberg Nature Park, Suriname

Burton K. Lim, Royal Ontario Museum
Mark D. Engstrom, Royal Ontario Museum
Hugh H. Genoways, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
François M. Catzeflis, Université de Montpellier II
Kelly A. Fitzgerald, United States Fish and Wildlife Service (Sacramento, California)
Sandra L. Peters, University of Toronto
Marijem Djosetro, Stichting Natuurbehoud Suriname
Sandra Brandon, Stichting Natuurbehoud Suriname
sutrisno Mitro, Stichting Natuurbehoud Suriname

U.S. government work.


An inventory of mammals in the vicinity of Brownsberg Nature Park, Suriname, incorporated a number of different sampling methods including examining museum voucher specimens, an animal-rescue operation, transect surveys, camera photo-traps, and interviews with local inhabitants. We document a total of 125 mammal species present in the Park. These include ten opossums, five pilosans, four armadillos, 58 bats, eight monkeys, 13 carnivores, one tapir, four artiodactyls, and 22 rodents. Nine of these species are reported for the first time from Suriname: one mouse opossum (Marmosops pinheiroi); one naked-backed moustached bat (Pteronotus gymnonotus); four fruit-eating bats (Artibeus bogotensis, A. gnomus, A. obscurus, and A. planirostris); two evening bats (Eptesicus chiriquinus and Myotis riparius);and one arboreal rice rat (Oecomys auyantepui). There are 191 indigenous non-marine mammals presently known from Suriname.