List of MAMMALIA species in Namibia

This is a list of MAMMALIA in Namibia 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.

Macroscelides flavicaudatus Namib Round-eared Sengi 45369877 LC
Bathyergus janetta Namaqua Dune Mole Rat 2619 LC
Macroscelides micus Etendeka Round-eared Sengi 45434566 LC
Graphiurus rupicola Stone Dormouse 9492 LC
Otomys unisulcatus Karoo Bush Rat 15662 LC
Eremitalpa granti Grant's Golden Mole 7994 LC
Lepus saxatilis Savannah Hare 41285 LC
Laephotis namibensis Namib Long-eared Bat 11137 LC
Gerbillurus tytonis Nimib Dune Gerbil 9094 LC
Gerbillurus vallinus Bushy-tailed Hairy-footed Gerbil 9095 LC
Petromyscus monticularis Brukkaros Pygmy Rock Mouse 16779 LC
Parotomys littledalei Littledale's Whistling Rat 16271 LC
Elephantulus rupestris Western Rock Sengi 7138 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)