Canis latrans

Canis latrans (coyote).  Photo by Justin Edge.

Coyote Audio  (recorded on campus by Justin Edge)   128 kbps mp3

This mp3 file consists of a pack of howling coyotes.  Background noise is from crickets and katydids.

Recent Mammals

  • Didelphis marsupialis (Opossum)
  • Dasypus novemcinctus (Nine-banded Armadillo )
  • Crypotis parva (Least Shrew)
  • Blarina brevicauda (Shorttail Shrew)
  • Scalopus aquaticus (Eastern Mole)
  • Myotis lucifugus (Little Brown Myotis)
  • Myotis grisescens (Gray Myotis)
  • Lasiurus borealis (Red Bat)
  • Eptesicus fuscus (Big Brown Bat)
  • Ursus americanus (Black Bear)
  • Procyon lotor (Racoon)
  • Mustela frenata (Longtail Weasel)
  • Mustela vison (Mink)
  • Mephitis mephitis (Striped Skunk)
  • Canis latrans (Coyote)
  • Canis latrans x familiaris (Coyote-Domestic Dog Hybrid)
  • Vulpes vulpes (Red Fox)
  • Urocyon cinereoargenteus (Gray Fox)
  • Lynx rufus (Bobcat)
  • Marmota monax (Woodchuck)
  • Tamias striatus (Eastern Chipmunk)
  • Sciurus carolinensis (Eastern Gray Squirrel)
  • Sciurus niger (Eastern Fox Squirrel)
  • Glaucomya volans (Southern Flying Squirrel)
  • Castor canadensis (Beaver)
  • Ondatra zibethicus (Muskrat)
  • Reithrodontomys humulis (Eastern Harvest Mouse)
  • Peromyscus leucopus (Whitefooted Mouse)
  • Sigmodon hispidus (Hispid Cotton Rat)
  • Microtus pinetorum (Pine Vole)
  • Mus musculus (House Mouse)
  • Sylvilagus floridanus (Eastern Cottontail)
  • Odocoileus virginianus (Whitetail Deer)
  • Homo sapiens (Human)

Recent Extirpated Species

  • Canis rufus (Red Wolf)
  • Felis concolor (Mountain Lion)
  • Cervus canadensis (Elk)
  • Bison bison (Bison)

Pleistocene Extirpated and Extinct Mammals (10,000-16,000 years ago)

  • Conepatus leuconotus (Hognosed Skunk)
  • Martes pennanti (Fisher)
  • Felis onca (Jaguar)
  • Tamias aristus (chipmunk, extinct)
  • Mylohyus nasutus (peccary, extinct)
  • Platygonus compressus (peccary, extinct)
  • Cervus canadensis (Elk)
  • Rangifer tarandus (Woodland Caribou)
  • Mammut americanum  (American Mastodon, extinct)
  • Mammathus  sp. (Mammoth, extinct)
  • Dasypus bellus (armadillo, extinct)
  • Megalonyx sp. (ground sloth, extinct)


Lynx rufus (Bobcat), photographed by Justin Edge.


Canis latrans melanic form, photographed by Justin Edge.

Much of this data is based upon personal observations. Bob Martin (Murray State University, Murray, KY) provided information on small mammals, bats, and Pleistocene mammals of Berry Campus and northwestern Georgia. The gray myotis were observed just off the campus proper by Bob Martin. The extirpated species were present in northwestern Georgia during historical times.  The list of  large Pleistocene mammals is based upon collections of bones from caves in northwestern Georgia 10,000-16,000 years ago. The coyote, bocat, and coyote-dog hybrids were photographed by Justin Edge, using camera and motion detector.

This is not a complete list.  The small mammals and bats in particular have not been adequately surveyed on campus.


Kurten, Bjorn. 1980.  Pleistocene Mammals of North America.  Columbia University Press, New York.  442 pp.

Lipps, Emma Lewis, Robert W. Purdy, and Robert A, Martin.1988.  An annotated bibliography of the Pleistocene vertebrates of Georgia. Georgia Journal of Science 46: 109-148.

Martin, Robert A. and Joel M. Sneed. 1990. First coloney of the endangered gray bat in Georgia. Georgia Journal of Science 48: 191-195.

Martin, Robert A. and Joel M. Sneed. 1989. Late Pleistocene records of caribou and elk from Georgia and Alabama. Georgia Journal of Science 47: 117-122.

Last Updated 6 August 2015