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FAUNA PARAGUAY MAMMALS IMAGE GALLERY
FAUNA Paraguay Gallery of Mammal Photographs and Videos
We currently have images of the following 148 species. An asterisk (*) before the species name means that a video is also available. We currently have videos of 41 species of mammal. A screen giving you an option to download the video will pop up. Users of Mozilla Firefox may have some problems, the option works best with Internet Explorer. The symbol (§) before a species name means that a recording of the vocalisation of the species is included in the image gallery. Click on the link to download the call. We currently have call recordings of 4 species. Call recordings of species not yet represented in the image gallery can be found on the bird calls page.
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Didelphidae (13/19) Opossums


Chironectes minimus - Water Opossum    
* Didelphis albiventris - White-eared Opossum     
Didelphis aurita - Southern Black-eared Opossum     
Cryptonanus chacoensis - Chaco Mouse Opossum     
Gracilinanus agilis - Agile Gracile Opossum     
Thylamys macrurus - Long-tailed Fat-tailed Opossum

Thylamys pusillus - Chaco Fat-tailed Opossum

* Marmosa constantiae - Pale-bellied Woolly Mouse Opossum
Marmosa paraguayana - Long-furred Woolly Mouse Opossum

Philander frenatus - Southeastern Four-eyed Opossum  
Monodelphis domestica - Grey Short-tailed Opossum    
Monodelphis kunsi - Pygmy Short-tailed Opossum   
Monodelphis dimidiata - Red-sided Short-tailed Opossum


Myrmecophagidae (2/2) Anteaters
* Myrmecophaga tridactyla - Giant Anteater     
Tamandua tetradactyla - Southern Tamandua     

Dasypodidae (11/11) Armadillos
Cabassous chacoensis - Chaco Naked-tailed Armadillo   
Cabassous unicinctus - Southern Naked-tailed Armadillo
Cabassous tatouay - Greater Naked-tailed Armadillo   
* Chaetophractus vellerosus - Lesser Hairy Armadillo  
Chaetophractus villosus - Greater Hairy Armadillo   
Calyptophractus retusus - Chaco Fairy Armadillo  
* Dasypus novemcinctus - Nine-banded Armadillo    
Dasypus hybridus - Lesser Long-nosed Armadillo   
* Euphractus sexcinctus - Six-banded Armadillo     
Priodontes maximus - Giant Armadillo     
* Tolypeutes matacus - Southern Three-banded Armadillo    

Emballonuridae (2/2) Sac-winged Bats, Sheath-tailed Bats
Peropteryx macrotis - Peters´ Sac-winged Bat
Saccopteryx leptura - Brown White-lined Bat

Noctilionidae (1/2) Bulldog bats
Noctilio albiventris - Lesser Bulldog Bat


Phyllostomidae (14/21) American Leaf-nosed Bats
Click here for the comparative skull gallery of Phyllostomidae (12 species represented)
Chrotopterus auritus - Woolly False Vampire    
Lophostoma silvicolum -
d'Orbigny's Round-eared Bat    
Phyllostomus hastatus -
Greater Spear-nosed Bat
* Tonatia bidens - Spix's Round-eared Bat
Glossophaga soricina - Pallas's Long-tongued Bat
Carollia perspicillata -
Seba´s Short-tailed Bat
Artibeus fimbriatus - Fringed Fruit-eating Bat
Artibeus lituratus - Great Fruit-eating Bat
* Artibeus planirostris -
Flat-faced Fruit-eating Bat
* Platyrrhinus lineatus - White-lined Broad-nosed Bat
Pygoderma bilabiatum - Ipanema Bat
Sturnira lilium -
Little Yellow-shouldered Bat
Desmodus rotundus - Common Vampire Bat
Diaemus youngi - White-winged Vampire Bat

Vespertilionidae (9/13) Brown Bats
Click here for the comparative skull gallery of Vespertilionidae (4 species represented)
Eptesicus brasiliensis - Brazilian Brown Bat
Eptesicus diminutus - Diminutive Brown Bat
Eptesicus furinalis - Common Brown Bat
Lasiurus blossevillii - Southern Red Bat
Lasiurus cinereus - Hoary Bat
Lasiurus ega - Southern Yellow Bat
Myotis albescens - Silver-tipped Myotis
Myotis nigricans - Black Myotis
Myotis riparius - Riverside Myotis

Molossidae (12/17) Free-tailed Bats
Click here for the comparative skull gallery of Molossidae (9 species represented)
Cynomops abrasus - Cinnamon Dog-faced Bat
Cynomops planirostris - Southern Dog-faced Bat
Eumops auripendulus -
Black Bonneted Bat
Eumops bonariensis - Southern Bonneted Bat
Eumops glaucinus - Wagner's Bonneted Bat
Eumops patagonicus - Patagonian Bonneted Bat
Eumops perotis - Greater Bonneted Bat
Molossops temminckii - Dwarf Dog-faced Bat
Molossus rufus - Black Mastiff
Molossus molossus - Pallas's Mastiff
Nyctinomops laticaudatus - Geoffroy´s Free-tailed Bat
Promops nasutus - Brown Mastiff - Moloso cola larga chica

Callitrichidae (1/1) Marmosets and Tamarins
* Mico melanurus - Black-tailed Silvery Marmoset


Atelidae (1/1) Howler Monkeys
* §
Alouatta caraya - Black Howler

Aotidae (1/1) Night Monkeys
* Aotus azarae - Azara´s Night Monkey

Pitheciidae (1/1) Pitheciid Monkeys
* Callicebus pallescens -
Pale-mantled Titi

Cebidae (1/1) Capuchin Monkeys
* § Sapajus cay - Hooded Capuchin

Canidae (4/5) Dogs
* Cerdocyon thous - Crab-eating Fox
Chrysocyon brachyurus - Maned Wolf
* Pseudalopex gymnocercus - Pampas Fox
Speothos venaticus - Bush Dog

Procyonidae (2/2) Raccoons
* Nasua nasua - Coati
* Procyon cancrivorus - Crab-eating Raccoon

Mephitidae (1/1) Skunks

Conepatus chinga -
Molina´s Hog-nosed Skunk

Mustelidae (5/5) Mustelids

* Eira barbara - Tayra
Galictis cuja - Lesser Grison
Galictis vittata - Greater Grison
Lontra longicaudis - Neotropical River Otter
* Pteronura brasiliensis - Giant Otter

Felidae (8/8) Cats

Lynchailurus braccatus - Pantanal Cat
* Oncifelis geoffroyi - Geoffroy's Cat
Leopardus pardalis - Ocelot
Leopardus guttulus - Atlantic Forest Oncilla
Leopardus wiedii - Margay
* Herpailurus yaguarondi - Jaguarundi
* Panthera onca - Jaguar
Puma concolor - Puma

Tapiridae (1/1) Tapirs
* Tapirus terrestris - Lowland Tapir

Tayassuidae (3/3) Peccaries

Click here for the comparative skull gallery of Tayassuidae (3 species represented)
* Catagonus wagneri - Chaco Peccary
* § Tayassu pecari - White-lipped Peccary
* Pecari tajacu - Collared Peccary

Camelidae (1/1) Llamas
Lama guanicoe - Guanaco

Cervidae (5/5) Deer
* Blastocerus dichotomus - Marsh Deer
Mazama americana - Red Brocket-Deer
* Mazama gouazoupira - Gray Brocket-Deer
Mazama nana - Dwarf Red Brocket-Deer
Ozotoceros bezoarticus - Pampas Deer

Sciuridae (1/2) Squirrels
Hadrosciurus spadiceus - Southern Amazon Red Squirrel

Muridae (2/3) Old World Rats and Mice
Mus musculus
- House Mouse
Rattus rattus - Black Rat

Cricetidae (29/33) Cricetid Rats and Mice
Click here for the comparative skull gallery of Cricetidae (27 species represented)
Oecomys mamorae - Mamore Oryzomys
Oligoryzomys chacoensis - Chaco Colilargo
Oligoryzomys nigripes - Black-footed Colilargo
Oligoryzomys flavescens - Flavescent Colilargo
Oligoryzomys mattogrossae - Mato Grosso Colilargo
Sooretamys angouya - Angouya Sooretamys

Cerradomys maracajuensis - Maracaju Cerradomys
Cerradomys scotti - Lindbergh´s Cerradomys

Euryoryzomys russatus - Russet Euryoryzomys
Hylaeamys megacephalus - Azara´s Hylaeamys

Nectomys rattus - Neotropical Water Rat
Pseudorysomys simplex - False Oryzomys
* Holochilus vulpinus - Crafty Marsh Rat
Andalgalomys pearsoni - Pearson´s Chaco Mouse
Calomys callosus - Large Vesper Mouse
* Calomys laucha - Small Vesper Mouse
Calomys musculinus - Drylands Vesper Mouse
Calomys tener - Delicate Vesper Mouse
* Graomys chacoensis - Chaco Leaf-eared Mouse
Akodon azarae - Azara´s Akodon

Akodon montensis - Monte Akodon
Akodon paranaensis
- Paraná Akodon
Akodon toba
- Chaco Akodon
Thaptomys nigrita - Ebony Akodon Grass Mouse
Necromys lasiurus - Hairy-tailed Bolo Mouse
Oxymycterus delator
- Spy Hocicudo
Oxymycterus quaestor
- Quaestor Hocicudo
Bibimys chacoensis - Pink-lipped Mouse
Scapteromys aquaticus - Argentinian Swamp Rat

Erethizontidae (2/2) Porcupines
Coendou prehensilis - Brazilian Porcupine
Coendou spinosus - Paraguayan Hairy Dwarf Porcupine

Caviidae (4/4) Cavies
Click here for the comparative skull gallery of Caviidae (3 species represented)
* Cavia aperea  - Brazilian Guinea-Pig
* Galea leucoblephara - Lowland Yellow-toothed Cavy
* Dolichotis salinicola - Chaco Mara
*
§ Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris - Capybara

Cuniculidae (1/1) Pacas
Cuniculus paca -
Paca

Agoutidae (1/1) Agoutis
* Dasyprocta azarae -
Azara´s Agouti

Chinchillidae (1/1) Chinchillas
* Lagostomus maximus - Plains Viscacha

Myocastoridae (1/1) Coypu
Myocastor coypus - Coypu

Ctenomyidae (2/4) Tucu-tucos
* Ctenomys conoveri - Chaco Tuco-tuco
Ctenomys pilariensis - Pilar Tuco-tuco

Echimyidae (3/5)Spiny Rats
Click here for the comparative skull gallery of Echimyidae (3 species represented)

Clyomys laticeps -
Broad-headed Spiny Rat
Proechimys longicaudatus - Long-tailed Spiny Rat
Thrichomys pachyurus - Mato Grosso Punare


Leporidae (2/2) Rabbits and Hares
* Sylvilagus brasiliensis - Brazilian Cottontail

Lepus europaeus - European Hare
Thanks to Robert Owen and his team for their assistance with mammal taxonomy and identification.
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