List of MAMMALIA species in Belize

This is a list of MAMMALIA in Belize according to the IUCN Red List.

This list was last updated 2019-09-14


This list contains only species that have been assessed for the IUCN Red List. It is therefore not representative of all the species in the country.

Species counts by country: Total | Amphibians | Birds | Fish | Mammals | Reptiles | Vascular Plants.

Centurio senex Lattice-winged Bat 4133 LC
Tylomys nudicaudus Peter's Climbing Rat 22573 LC
Eumops underwoodi Underwood's Bonneted Bat 8248 LC
Dasyprocta punctata Central American Agouti 89497686 LC
Dermanura tolteca Toltec Fruit-eating Bat 2140 LC
Coendou mexicanus Mexican Hairy Dwarf Porcupine 20629 LC
Ateles geoffroyi Geoffroy’s Spider Monkey 2279 EN
Ateles geoffroyi ssp. yucatanensis Yucatán Spider Monkey 2290 EN
Urocyon cinereoargenteus Tree Fox 22780 LC
Sturnira parvidens 88154376 LC
Pteronotus davyi Davy's Naked-backed Bat 18705 LC
Heteromys desmarestianus Desmarest's Spiny Pocket Mouse 47804700 LC
Hylonycteris underwoodi Underwood's Long-tongued Bat 10598 LC
Balantiopteryx io Thomas's Sac-winged Bat 2532 VU
Natalus mexicanus Mexican Greater Funnel-eared Bat 123984355 LC
Dermanura watsoni Thomas's Fruit-eating Bat 99586593 LC
Bassariscus sumichrasti Cacomistle 2613 LC
Sylvilagus gabbi Gabb's Cottontail 87491157 LC
Nyctomys sumichrasti Vesper Rat 14999 LC
Nasua narica White-nosed Coati 41683 LC
Tamandua mexicana Northern Tamandua 21349 LC
Alouatta pigra Yucatán Black Howler Monkey 914 EN
Lichonycteris obscura Dark Long-tongued Bat 88120245 LC
Mazama pandora Yucatan Brown Brocket 29622 VU
Reithrodontomys gracilis Slender Harvest Mouse 19408 LC
Perimyotis subflavus Eastern Pipistrelle 17366 VU
Tapirus bairdii Baird's Tapir 21471 EN
Marmosa alstoni Alston's Woolly Mouse Opossum 13296 LC
Ateles geoffroyi ssp. vellerosus Mexican Spider Monkey 39923 CR
Carollia sowelli Sowell’s Short-tailed Bat 136268 LC
Lasiurus intermedius Northern Yellow Bat 11352 LC
Mazama temama Central American Red Brocket 136290 DD
Orthogeomys hispidus Hispid Pocket Gopher 15549 LC
Handleyomys alfaroi Alfaro's Rice Rat 15585 LC
Rhogeessa tumida Black-winged Little Yellow Bat 19685 LC
Oryzomys couesi Coues's Rice Rat 15592 LC
Handleyomys rostratus Long-nosed Rice Rat 15612 LC
Cryptotis mayensis Yucatan Small-eared Shrew 136488 LC
Otonyctomys hatti Hatt's Vesper Mouse 15664 LC
Ototylomys phyllotis Big-eared Climbing Rat 15666 LC
Molossus sinaloae Sinaloan Mastiff Bat 13650 LC
Cabassous centralis Northern Naked-tailed Armadillo 3412 DD
Mimon cozumelae Cozumelan Golden Bat 136561 LC
Cynomops mexicanus Mexican Dog-faced Bat 136611 LC
Spilogale angustifrons Southern Spotted Skunk 136636 LC
Pteronotus mesoamericanus 88018392 LC
Lophostoma evotis Davis's Round-eared Bat 21986 LC
Sciurus deppei Deppe's Squirrel 20001 LC
Cryptotis tropicalis Tropical Small-eared Shrew 136757 DD
Didelphis virginiana Virginia Opossum 40502 LC
Mormoops megalophylla Peters's Ghost-faced Bat 13878 LC
Marmosa mexicana Mexican Mouse Opossum 40504 LC
Marmosa robinsoni Robinson's Mouse Opossum 40506 LC
Sciurus yucatanensis Yucatan Squirrel 20026 LC
Caluromys derbianus Central American Woolly Opossum 3650 LC
Platyrrhinus helleri Heller's Broad-nosed Bat 88159886 LC
Canis latrans Coyote 3745 LC
Eumops nanus 87994060 LC
Eumops ferox 87994072 LC
Bauerus dubiaquercus Van Gelder's Bat 1789 NT
Heteromys gaumeri Gaumer's Spiny Pocket Mouse 10007 LC
Myotis elegans Elegant Myotis 14156 LC
Myotis velifer Cave Myotis 14208 LC
Vampyrodes major 88151984 LC


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Species are classified by the IUCN Red List into nine groups:
  • Extinct (EX) – beyond reasonable doubt that the species is no longer extant.
  • Extinct in the wild (EW) – survives only in captivity, cultivation and/or outside native range, as presumed after exhaustive surveys.
  • Critically endangered (CR) – in a particularly and extremely critical state.
  • Endangered (EN) – very high risk of extinction in the wild, meets any of criteria A to E for Endangered.
  • Vulnerable (VU) – meets one of the 5 red list criteria and thus considered to be at high risk of unnatural (human-caused) extinction without further human intervention.
  • Near threatened (NT) – close to being at high risk of extinction in the near future.
  • Least concern (LC) – unlikely to become extinct in the near future.
  • Data deficient (DD)
  • Not evaluated (NE)