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MAMMALIA Linnaeus, 1758 (mammals)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Class)

ARTIODACTYLA Owen, 1841 (even-toed ungulates)
BOVIDAE (cattle), eg: Soay Sheep (a breed of sheep) - Grazing in field CERVIDAE (deer, buck), eg: Dama dama (Fallow Deer) - Lateral views
Order 14 subtaxa 19 ident refs
CARNIVORA Bowdich, 1821 (carnivores)
CANIDAE (dogs), eg: Vulpes vulpes (Fox, Red Fox) - being fed MUSTELIDAE (stoats, weasels, mink, polecats, ferrets, otters, badgers, martens), eg: Meles meles (Badger, Eurasian Badger) - Skull - lateral view (slightly posterior)
Order 11 subtaxa 14 ident refs
CETARTIODACTYLA (an order of marine mammals)
Order 10 subtaxa 12 ident refs
CHIROPTERA Blumenbach, 1779 (bats)
Unidentified Chiroptera (Unidentified Bats), eg: Unidentified Chiroptera (Unidentified Bats) - On tree where released
Order 4 subtaxa 5 ident refs
INSECTIVORA Cuvier, 1817 (insectivores)
ERINACEIDAE (hedgehogs), eg: Erinaceus europaeus (Hedgehog, West European Hedgehog) - Head - close-up SORICIDAE (shrews), eg: Sorex araneus (Common Shrew, Eurasian Common Shrew) - Dead shrew TALPIDAE (moles), eg: Talpa europaea (Mole, European Mole) - Head and forelegs - dorsal view - close-up
Order 6 subtaxa 8 ident refs
LAGOMORPHA Brandt, 1855 (rabbits and hares) Order 3 subtaxa  
LEPORIDAE G. Fischer, 1817 (rabbits and hares) Family 3 subtaxa  
Lepus europaeus Pallas, 1778 (Brown Hare)
Running away!
Species   2 ident refs
Lepus timidus Linnaeus, 1758 (Mountain Hare) Species   3 ident refs
Oryctolagus cuniculus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Rabbit, European Rabbit)
Rabbit - lateral view
PERISSODACTYLA Owen, 1848 (horses) Order 1 subtaxon  
EQUIDAE Gray, 1821 (horses) Family 1 subtaxon  
Equus ferus Boddaert, 1785 (Horse)
Hoof clippings
Species   2 ident refs
PRIMATES Linnaeus, 1758 (primates) Order 1 subtaxon  
HOMINIDAE Gray, 1825 (men) Family 1 subtaxon  
Homo sapiens Linnaeus, 1758 (Man)
Lush growth of Ribwort in front of manhole indicates extent of eutrophication
RODENTIA Bowdich, 1821 (rodents)
MURIDAE (mice and rats, small mouse), eg: Rattus norvegicus (Brown Rat, Fancy Rat) - Face view SCIURIDAE (squirrels), eg: Sciurus vulgaris (Red Squirrel, Eurasian Red Squirrel) - Squirrel with Leprosy lesions - anterior view
Order 14 subtaxa 24 ident refs
(Herbivores) (mammalian herbivores)
ARTIODACTYLA (even-toed ungulates), eg: Dama dama (Fallow Deer) - Lateral views LAGOMORPHA (rabbits and hares), eg: Lepus europaeus (Brown Hare) - Running away! PERISSODACTYLA (horses), eg: Equus ferus (Horse) - Side view PRIMATES (primates), eg: Homo sapiens (Man) - Lush growth of Ribwort to left indicates extent of eutrophication RODENTIA (rodents), eg: Rattus norvegicus (Brown Rat, Fancy Rat) - Face view
Informal 38 subtaxa 100 ident refs
(Large Herbivores) (cattle, deer, pigs and horses)
ARTIODACTYLA (even-toed ungulates), eg: Dama dama (Fallow Deer) - Lateral views PERISSODACTYLA (horses), eg: Equus ferus (Horse) - Side view
Informal 17 subtaxa 42 ident refs

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Corbet, G.B., 1964 The Identification of British Mammals
Harris, S & Yalden, D.W., 2008 Mammals of the British Isles
Stokoe, W.J., 1958 The Observer's Book of Wild Animals
van den Brink, F.H., 1967 Field Guide to the Mammals of Britain and Europe

Dung identification

Pagett, M., 2007 What shat that? the pocket guide to poop identity

Tracks and signs

Bang, P. & Dahlstrom, P., 1974 Animal Tracks and Signs

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 80 general literature references to MAMMALIA (mammals)

MAMMALIA may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(jawed craniates)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 1723 feeding and other relationships of MAMMALIA (mammals)

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