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The coyote is the state mammal of South Dakota

This list of mammals of South Dakota includes species native to the U.S. state of South Dakota. Three species that are extirpated from the state are the mountain goat, gray wolf, and grizzly bear. The state consists of 86 species that live and formerly inhabited South Dakota.

Order Didelphimorphia

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Virginia opossum

Didelphidae

Order Eulipotyphla

Soricidae (shrews)

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Masked shrew

Talpidae (moles)

Order Chiroptera

Vespertilionidae

Red bat (4a)
Eastern red bat

Order Carnivora

Canidae

Vulpes velox2
Swift fox

Felidae

Canadian lynx by Keith Williams
Canada lynx

Procyonidae

Mephitidae

  • Striped skunk, Mephitis mephitis
  • Eastern spotted skunk, Spilogale putorius

Mustelidae

Ursidae

Order Artiodactyla

Antilocapra americana
Pronghorn

Cervidae

Antilocapridae

Bovidae

Order Lagomorpha

Eastern Cottontail
Eastern cottontail

Leporidae

Order Rodentia

Ord's kangaroo rat
Ord's kangaroo rat

Castoridae

  • American beaver, Castor canadensis

Cricetidae

  • Southern red-backed vole, Clethrionomys gapperi
  • Sagebrush vole, Lagurus curtatus
  • Long-tailed vole, Microtus longicaudus
  • Prairie vole, Microtus ochrogaster
  • Meadow vole, Microtus pennsylvanicus
  • Bushy-tailed woodrat, Neotoma cinerea
  • Muskrat, Ondatra zibethicus
  • Northern grasshopper mouse, Onychomys leucogaster
  • Deer mouse, Peromyscus maniculatus
  • White-footed mouse, Peromyscus leucopus
  • Western harvest mouse, Reithrodontomys megalotis
  • Plains harvest mouse, Reithrodontomys montanus

Erethizontidae

Geomyidae

Heteromyidae

Muridae

Sciuridae

Zapodidae

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