Mammals of Southern Spain

ibex1We are currently building information on mammals of the area. we would very much appreciate any information from visitors to the area. Please ensure location details are submitted together with the species involved, also numbers sighted. ALL records and species will be valuable to the project and contribute to the work being undertaken! The Serrania has many and diverse species of mammal. Otter can be seen on the unpolluted rivers of the area, Mongoose are widespread, Wildcats are also present throughout, especially in the more remote and mountainous areas. Ibex are regularly reported and a healthy population exists in the Serrania. Genet are widespread. Red Squirrel and Beech Martin are closely associated with the woodland areas, although the very rare Red Squirrel is largely confined to conifer woodland, both natural and planted. Beech Martin can also be encountered on occassions in open areas!


Family Cientifico English Name Nombre Español
Erinaceus europaeus Hedgehog Erizo Europeo Occidental
Neomys anomalus Millers’ Water Shrew Musgaño de cabrera
Suncus etruscus Savis’ Pygmy Shrew Musarañita
Crocidura russula White-Toothed Shrew Musaraña Común
Talba occidentalis Blind Mole Topo Ibérico
Rhinolophus ferrum-equinum Greater Horseshoe Bat Rinolofo Grande
Rhinolophus hipposideros Lesser Horseshoe Bat Rinolofo Pequeño
Rhinolophus euryale Mediterranean Horseshoe Bat Rinolofo Mediterraneo
Rhinolophus mehelyi Mehelys’ Horseshoe Bat Rinolofo Mediano
Myotis daubentonii Daubentons’ Bat Murciélago Ribereño
Myotis nattereri Natterers’ Bat Murciélago de Natterer
Myotis myotis Large Mouse-Eared Bat Murciélago Ratero
Myotis blythii Lesser Mouse-Eared Bat Murciélago Ratonero
Plecotus austriacus Grey Long-Eared Bat Orejudo Austriaco
Miniopterus schreibersii Schreibers’ Bat Murciélago Troglodita
Pipistrellus pipistrellus Pipistrelle Murciélago Común
Pipistrellus kuhlii Kuhls’ Pipistrelle Murciélago de Borde Claro
Eptesicus nilssonii Northern Bat Murciélago Hortelano
Nyctalus noctul Noctule Nóctulo Común
Tararida teniotis European Free-Tailed Bat Murciélago Rabudo
Oryctolagus cuniculus Rabbit Conejo
Lepus granatensis Iberian Hare Liebre Ibérica
Sciurus vulgaris Red Squirrel Ardilla
Eliomys quercinus Garden Dormouse Lirón Careto
Arvicola sapidus Water Vole Rata de Agua
Microtus duodecimcostatus Mediterranean Pine Vole Topillo Común
Apodemus sylvaticus Wood Mouse Ratón de Campo
Rattus rattus Black Rat Rata Campestre
Rattus norvegicus Brown Rat Rata Común
Mus musculus House Mouse Ratón Casero
Mus spretus Brown House Mouse Ratón Moruno

Vulpes vulpes Red Fox Zorro Común
Meles meles Badger Tejón
Mustela nivalis Wease Comadreja
Mustela putorius Polecat Turón Común
Lutra lutra Otter Nutria Común
Martes foina Beech Martin Garduña
Herpestes ichneumon Mongoose Meloncillo
Genetta genetta Genet Gineta
Felis silvestris Wild Cat Gato Montés
Lynx pardina hispanica Spanish Pardel Lynx Lince Ibérico
Sus scrofa Wild Boar Jabalí
Dama dama Fallow Deer Gamo
Cervus elaphus Red Deer Ciervo
Capreolus capreolus Roe Deer Corzo
Ovis musimon Mouflon Muflón
Capra pyrenaica Spanish Ibex Cabra Montés
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