List of MAMMALIA species in Peru

This is a list of MAMMALIA in Peru 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.

Dasyprocta kalinowskii Kalinowski Agouti 6283 DD
Dasypus pilosus Hairy Long-nosed Armadillo 6291 DD
Neusticomys peruviensis Peruvian Fish-eating Rat 14743 LC
Punomys lemminus Puna Mouse 18880 VU
Marmosa andersoni Anderson's Mouse Opossum 12812 DD
Akodon juninensis Junin Grass Mouse 737 LC
Akodon surdus Silent Grass Mouse 761 VU
Melanomys zunigae Zuniga's Dark Rice Rat 13048 CR
Akodon torques Cloud Forest Grass Mouse 764 LC
Oecomys phaeotis Dusky Arboreal Rice Rat 15137 LC
Phyllotis amicus Friendly Leaf-eared Mouse 17220 LC
Phyllotis definitus Definitive Leaf-eared Mouse 17225 EN
Phyllotis gerbillus Gerbil Leaf-eared Mouse 17226 LC
Oligoryzomys arenalis Sandy Pygmy Rice Rat 15242 LC
Saguinus fuscicollis ssp. illigeri Illiger’s Saddle-back Tamarin 43952 LC
Saguinus fuscicollis ssp. nigrifrons Geoffroy’s Saddle-back Tamarin 43953 LC
Mesomys leniceps Woolly-headed Spiny Tree Rat 13235 DD
Saimiri boliviensis ssp. peruviensis Peruvian Squirrel Monkey 43965 LC
Pithecia isabela Isabel's Saki 70609893 DD
Lagothrix flavicauda Peruvian Yellow-tailed Woolly Monkey 39924 CR
Pithecia aequatorialis Equatorial Saki 17402 LC
Micronycteris matses 136207 DD
Rhipidomys modicus Peruvian Rhipidomys 136210 LC
Lagothrix cana ssp. tschudii Peruvian Woolly Monkey 39963 DD
Thylamys tatei 136243 DD
Gardnerycteris koepckeae 136266 DD
Punomys kofordi 136287 VU
Thomasomys praetor 136312 NT
Monodelphis handleyi Handley's Short-tailed Opossum 199833 DD
Rhipidomys ochrogaster Yellow-bellied Climbing Mouse 19614 DD
Marmosops juninensis Junin Slender Opossum 136364 VU
Monodelphis ronaldi Ronald's Opossum 136404 LC
Eremoryzomys polius Gray Rice Rat 15609 DD
Lagostomus crassus 136452 EX
Thomasomys cinereus Ash-colored Oldfield Mouse 21773 LC
Thomasomys eleusis Peruvian Oldfield Mouse 21775 VU
Thomasomys gracilis Slender Oldfield Mouse 21776 NT
Cuscomys ashaninka Ashaninika Arboreal Chinchilla Rat 136466 DD
Isothrix barbarabrownae Barbara Brown’s Brush-tailed Rat 14914835 DD
Thomasomys incanus Inca Oldfield Mouse 21778 LC
Thomasomys ischyrus Strong-tailed Oldfield Mouse 21779 LC
Thomasomys kalinowskii Kalinowski's Oldfield Mouse 21780 LC
Thomasomys notatus Distinguished Oldfield Mouse 21785 LC
Thomasomys rosalinda Rosalinda's Oldfield Mouse 21790 EN
Thomasomys macrotis 136480 VU
Marmosa quichua Quechuan Mouse Opossum 136508 LC
Saguinus fuscicollis ssp. leucogenys Andean Saddle-back Tamarin 19826 LC
Thomasomys onkiro 136575 VU
Thomasomys apeco 136667 VU
Tomopeas ravus Blunt-eared Bat 21982 EN
Plecturocebus oenanthe San Martin Titi Monkey 3553 CR
Cryptotis peruviensis Peruvian Small-eared Shrew 136734 DD
Calomys sorellus Peruvian Vesper Mouse 3616 LC
Toromys rhipidurus Peruvian Toro 90386329 DD
Sciurus pyrrhinus Junín Red Squirrel 20019 DD
Sciurus sanborni Sanborn's Squirrel 20021 DD
Mormopterus phrudus Incan Little Mastiff Bat 13887 VU
Ctenomys peruanus Peruvian Tuco-tuco 5821 LC
Aotus miconax Andean Night Monkey 1802 EN


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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)