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The American black bear is the state mammal of New Mexico.

This is a list of mammals in New Mexico. It includes mammals extirpated from New Mexico and species introduced into the state. A total of 169 mammals are listed.

Opossums (order: Didelphimorphia)

Family: Didelphidae

Armadillos (order: Cingulata)

Armadillo en Montemorelos
Nine-banded armadillo

Family: Dasypodidae

Shrews (order: Eulipotyphla)

Merriam's shrew
Merriam's shrew

Family: Soricidae

Bats (order: Chiroptera)

Side view of spotted bat -Euderma maculatum- by Paul Cryan
Spotted bat

Family: Molossidae

Family: Phyllostomidae

Family: Vespertilionidae

Lagomorphs (order: Lagomorpha)

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Snowshoe hare

Family: Leporidae

Family: Ochotonidae

Rodents (order: Rodentia)

Cliff chipmunk

Family: Castoridae

  • American beaver, Castor canadensis

Family: Geomyidae

Family: Heteromyidae

Family: Cricetidae

  • Northern pygmy mouse, Baiomys taylori
  • Long-tailed vole, Microtus longicadus
  • Mogollon vole, Microtus mogollonenis
  • Montane vole, Microtus montanus
  • Prairie vole, Microtus ochrogaster
  • Meadow vole, Microtus pennsylvanicus
  • Southern red-backed vole, Myodes gapperi
  • White-throated woodrat, Neotoma albigula
  • Bushy-tailed woodrat, Neotoma cinerea
  • White-toothed woodrat, Neotoma leucodon
  • Mexican woodrat, Neotoma mexicana
  • Southern plains woodrat, Neotoma micropus
  • Stephen's woodrat, Neotoma stephensi
  • Common muskrat, Ondatra zibethicus
  • Chihuahuan grasshopper mouse, Onychomys arenicola
  • Northern grasshopper mouse, Onychomys leucogaster
  • Southern grasshopper mouse, Onychomys torridus
  • Brush deermouse, Peromyscus boylii
  • Canyon deermouse, Peromyscus crinitus
  • Cactus deermouse, Peromyscus eremicus
  • White-footed mouse, Peromyscus leucopus
  • North American deermouse, Peromyscus maniculatus
  • Northern rock mouse, Peromyscus nasutus
  • White-ankled mouse, Peromyscus pectoralis
  • Pinyon mouse, Peromyscus truei
  • Western heather vole, Phenacomys intermedius
  • Fulvous harvest mouse, Reithrodontomys fulvescens
  • Western harvest mouse, Reithrodontomys megalotis
  • Plains harvest mouse, Reithrodontomys montanus
  • Arizona cotton rat, Sigmodon arizonae
  • Tawny-bellied cotton rat, Sigmodon fulviventer
  • Hispid cotton rat, Sigmodon hispidus
  • Yellow-nosed cotton rat, Sigmodon ochrognathus

Family: Muridae

Family: Dipodidae

Family: Erethizontidae

Family: Echimyidae

  • Coypu, Myocastor coypus introduced

Family: Sciuridae

Carnivorans (order: Carnivora)

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Mexican wolf

Family: Canidae

Family: Ursidae

Family: Procyonidae

Family: Mephitidae

Family: Felidae

Family: Mustelidae

Even-toed ungulates (order: Artiodactyla)

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Mule deer

Family: Antilocapridae

Family: Bovidae

Family: Cervidae

  • Moose, Alces alces vagrant
  • Elk, Cervus canadensis
    • Merriam's elk, C. c. merriami extinct
  • Mule deer, Odocoileus hemionus
    • Desert mule deer, O. h. eremicus
    • Rocky Mountain mule deer, O. h. hemionus
  • White-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianius
    • Coues' deer, O. v. couesi

Family: Suidae

Family: Tayassuidae

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