Museum, University of Nebraska State


Date of this Version

February 2005


Published in Museum Notes, number 120, February 2005, by the University of Nebraska State Museum. Copyright 2005 Patricia Freeman.


Species discussed include:
black-footed ferrets (Mustela nigripes)
Black-tailed prairie dog
Southern flying squirrels (Glaucomys volans)
Eastern plains pocket mouse
Eastern plains harvest mouse
Long-legged myotis (Myotis volans)
Fringed myotis (Myotis thysanodes pahasapesis)
Townsend's big-eared bats (Corynorhinus townsendi)
swift fox (Vulpes velox)
nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus)
Black-tailed (Lepus californicus) and white-tailed jackrabbits (Lepus townsendi)
long-tailed weasels (Mustela frenata)
Richardson's ground squirrel (Spermophilus elegans)
northern pocket gopher (Thomomys talpoides chyennensis)
silky pocket mouse (Perognathus flavus)
bushy-tailed woodrat (Neotoma cinerea)
mountain lion (Puma concolor)
Merriam's shrew (Sorex merriami)
hispid cotton rat (Sigmodon hispidus)
Osage woodrat (Neotoma floridana osagensis)
spotted skunk (Spilogale putorius)
olive-backed pocket mouse (Perognathus fasciatus)

Nebraska is a sampler box of habitats, all of which allow different kinds of species to live inside the borders of the state. Nebraska mammals represent a rich and unique heritage but also a fragile one.

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