PO Box 9021, Wilmington, DE 19809, USA
E-mail: font@focusonnature.com
Phone: Toll-free in USA 1-888-721-3555
 or 302/529-1876

 

MAMMALS 
in Argentina


Noting those during
Focus On Nature Tours

1991 thru 2013
 
During the months of 
October, November, December




A List of Argentina Mammals compiled by Armas Hill, 
the leader of FONT tours in that country


PHOTO AT UPPER RIGHT: GUANACOS, 
photographed during a FONT Southern Argentina Tour in December 2013
(photo by Marie Gardner)   


There have been 14 FONT tours in Argentina.

Mammals seen during FONT tours noted with an (*).



Codes:

(t):   a globally threatened species, 
       designated by the IUCN
(the International Union for Conservation of Nature)
          (t1): critically endangered    (t2): endangered    (t3): vulnerable 
(nt): a globally near-threatened species, designated by the IUCN 

(ARi): introduced species in Argentina


IN VARIOUS REGIONS OF ARGENTINA 

ba: in and near Buenos Aires

fs: far-southern Argentina, including Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego (tf)

nc: in north-central Argentina, including areas south from Jujuy (Calilegua Nat Park), and Salta, to Tucuman and Cordoba  

ne: in northeast Argentina, including the areas of Iguazu (in Missiones) and the Ibera Marshes (in Corrientes), and in between 

nw: in northwest Argentina (north of Jujuy), including the Altiplano

so: in southern Argentina, including the Valdez Peninsula, and nearby areas to the north & south, including Chubut 


(ph):  species with a photo in the FONT website
 


Links to Mammal Groupings in this list:

Opossums    Armadillos    Anteaters    New World Monkeys    Dogs & Foxes    Cats    Bear

Raccoon & Coati    Skunks, Otters, allies    Tapir    Peccaries    Camels    Deer    Coypu    

Capybara    Porcupines    Squirrels    Agoutis & Paca    Cavies    Tuco-tucos    Chinchillas, Viscachas    

Rabbits    Bats    Whales, Dolphins, Porpoises    Seals


Other Links:

Upcoming FONT Birding & Nature Tours in Argentina   

A Complete List (with some photos) of Argentina Birds, in 2 parts:   

List 1: Tinamous to Flycatchers
    
List 2: Antshrikes to Grosbeaks

A South American Mammal List  (with some photos)





Land Mammals:


       
MONITO DEL MONTE - Family Microbiotheriidae

  1. Monito del Monte  ______  
    Dromiciops gliroides
    AR name: Monito del Monte


    AMERICAN OPOSSUMS - Family Didelphidae

  2. White-eared Opossum  (ph) (*)  ______  ne    
    Didelphis albiventris   
    AR name: Comadreja Picaza



    A White-eared Opossum photographed during a FONT tour
    (photo by Bob Enever)

  3. Big-eared Opossum  (*)  ______ ne  (was part of the Southern, or Black-eared Opossum, Didelphis marsupialis)  
    Didelphis aurita
    AR name: Comadreja de Orejas Negras

  4. Agile Gracile Opossum  ______
    Gracilinanus agilis  
    AR name: Comadrejita agil

  5. Brazilian Gracile Opossum  ______
    Gracilinanus microtarsus

  6. Lutrine Opossum  ______
    Lutreolina crassicaudata  
    AR name: Comadrejita colorada

  7. Tate's Woolly Mouse Opossum  ______  ne
    Marmosa paraguayanus
    AR name: Marmosa cenicienta

    Marmosa paraguayanus was part of what is now the more-northerly White-bellied Woolly Opossum, Marmosa demerarae, which was Micoureus demerarae.
    In 2009, Micoureus became a subgenus, with Marmosa being the genus in the scientific name of this species and the one that follows.

  8. White-bellied Woolly Mouse Opossum  ______  nw
    Marmosa constantiae

  9. Gray Short-tailed Opossum  ______
    Monodelphis domestica  
    AR name: Colicorto chaueno

  10. Elegant Fat-tailed Mouse Opossum  ______  (or, in Argentina the Common Mouse Opossum)
    Thylamys elegans  
    AR name: Comadrejita comun 

  11. Common Fat-tailed Mouse Opossum  ______  (or the Austral Mouse Opossum)  
    Thylamys pusillus
    AR name: Comadrejita enana 



    ARMADILLOS - Family Dasypodiidae




  12. Southern Long-nosed Armadillo  (nt) (*)  ______  ne   
    Dasyous hybridus 
    AR names: Mulita Pampeana, Tatu Mulita

  13. Seven-banded Armadillo  ______
    Dasyous septemcinctus

  14. Nine-banded Armadillo  (ph)  ______
    Dasypus novemcinctus



    Nine-banded Armadillo

  15. Yunga's Lesser Long-nosed Armadillo  ______  (another name is Yepes' Mulita)
    Dasypus yepsei

    Dasypus yepsei was described in 1995.   

  16. Chacoan Naked-tailed Armadillo  (nt)  ______
    Cabassous shacoensis
    AR name: Tatu-piche 


  17. Greater Naked-tailed Armadillo  (*)  ______  ne
    Cabassous tatouay

  18. Screaming Hairy Armadillo  ______
    Chaetophractus vellerosus
    AR name: Piche Lloron

  19. Big Hairy Armadillo  (ph) (*)  ______  so
    Chaetophractus villosus
    AR name: Peludo



    Above & below: the Big Hairy Armadillo, photographed during 
    the FONT tour in southern Argentina in December 2013
    (photo by Marie Gardner)  




  20. Andean Hairy Armadillo  (t3)  ______
    Chaetophractus nationi

  21. Greater Fairy Armadillo  ______
    Calyptophractus retusus

  22. Pink Fairy Armadillo  ______
    Chlamyphorus truncatus

  23. Giant Armadillo  (t3) (ph)  ______
    Priodontes maximus
    AR name: Tatu carreta



    Giant Armadillo

  24. Southern Three-banded Armadillo  (nt)  ______
    Tolypeutes matacus
    AR name: Mataco 

  25. Six-banded Armadillo  (ph)  ______  (another name is Yellow Armadillo)
    Euphractus sexcinctus



    Six-banded Armadillo


  26. Pichi Armadillo  (nt) (*)  ______  fs
    Zaedyus pichiy 
    (the single member of its genus)
    AR name: Pichi Patagonico 


    ANTEATERS - Family Myrmecophagidae

  27. Giant Anteater  (t3) (ph)  ______
    Myrmecophaga tridactyla
    AR name: Oso hormiguero

  28. Southern Tamandua  ______  (also called Collared Tamandua)
    Tamandua tetradactyla
    AR name: Oso melero



    NEW WORLD MONKEYS - Family Atelidae

  29. Black Howler Monkey  (ph) (*)  ______  ne   
    Alouatta caraya 
    AR names: Mono Aullador Negro, Caraya

    The male Black Howler Monkey is black; the female is brown.  



    Above: male Black Howler Monkey
    Below: female Black Howler Monkey
    Both were photographed during a FONT tour. 





  30. Brown Howler Monkey  (ph)  ______  ne
    Alouatta guariba
    AR name: Caraya Rojo

    The subspecies of the Brown Howler Monkey in Argentina is the Southern Brown Howler, one of two subspecies of the species: Alouatta guariba clamitans.
    The other subspecies, the nominate, is the Northern Brown Howler in Brazil in eastern Minas Gerais and Bahia. It is critically endangered.
    Overall, the species. Alouatta guaiba, was classified as endangered, but now is said to be "of least concern".       

  31. Black Capuchin  (nt)  ______  nc 
    Sapajus
    (formerly Cebus) nigritus  (the genus was changed to Sapajus in 2011)  
    AR name: Mono Cai

    This mammal in northern Argentina was part of the now more-northerly Tufted Capuchin, formerly the Brown Tufted Capuchin, Cebus apella.

    Sapajus nigritus
    occurs in Argentina, among other places, in the Calilegua and El Rey national parks.  

  32. Black-striped Capuchin  (*)  ______ ne  
    Sapajus
    (formerly Cebus) libidinosus  (the genus was changed to Sapajus in 2011) 
    AR name: Mono Cai 

    This mammal in northeastern Argentina has formerly been known as the Black-striped Tufted Capuchin and the Black-capped Capuchin, and has been part of Cebus apella.

  33. Azara's Night Monkey  ______
    Aotus azarai
    AR name: Mirikina



    DOGS & FOXES - Family Canidae

  34. Maned Wolf  (nt) (ph) (*)  ______  ne  
    Chrysocyon brachyurus 
    (the single member of its genus)
    AR names: Aguara Guazu, Lobo de Crin



    A Maned Wolf photographed during a FONT tour

     
  35. Colpeo Fox  (*)  ______  fs (tf)
    Lycalopex culpaeus
      (the genus has previously been Pseudalopex, and Dusicyon)
    AR name: Zorro Colorado

    On Tierra del Fuego, this mammal was called the "Fuegian Fox", Pseudalopex c. magellanicus. 
     
  36. South American Gray Fox  (ph) (*)  ______ fs (tf)  nc  so   
    Lycalopex griseus 
    (the genus has previously been Pseudalopex, and Dusicyon) griseus
    AR names: Zorro Gris, Zorro Patagonico, Chilla

    Lycalopex griseus
    is said to include the "Pampas Fox".

    The "Pampas Fox", of central & eastern Argentina has been said to be Lycalopex gymnocercus, 
    with the AR name: Zorro Pampas



    Above & below:  a Pampas, or South American Gray Fox 
    photographed during FONT tours
    The one in the lower photograph was on the Valdes Peninsula
    during the FONT Southern Argentina Tour in December 2013.    
    (upper photo by Robert Hinz; lower photo by Marie Gardner)




  37. Crab-eating Fox  (ph) (*)  ______  ne
    Cerdocyon thous  (was Dusicyon thous (the single member of its genus)
    AR name: Zorro de Monte



    A Crab-eating Fox photographed during a FONT tour.

  38. Bush Dog  (nt)  ______
    Speothos venaticus



    CATS - Family Felidae

  39. Jaguarundi  ______
    Puma
    (formerly Herpailurus) yaguarondi
    AR name: Yaguarundi

  40. Ocelot  (ph)  ______
    Leopardus pardalis
    AR name: Ocelote

  41. Oncilla  (t3)  ______  (other names are the Little Spotted Cat, or Little Tiger Cat)
    Leopardus tigrinus
    AR name: Tirica

  42. Margay  (nt)  ______
    Leopardus wiedii
    AR name: Margay

  43. Pampas Cat  (*)  ______  so
    Leopardus
    (formerly Lynchailurus) pajeros
    AR name: Gato de Pajonal

  44. Geoffroy's Cat  (nt) (*)  ______  fs
    Leopardus (formerly Oncifelis) geoffroyi
    AR name: Gato Montes

  45. Austral Spotted Cat  (t3)  ______  (another name is Kodkod)
    Leopardus (formerly Oncifelis) guigna
    AR name: Gato Huina

  46. Puma  (ph)  ______  (another name is Cougar)
    Puma concolor
    AR name: Puma

  47. Jaguar  (nt)  (ph)  ______
    Panthera
    (formerly Jaguarius) onca
    AR name: Yaguarete 


    BEAR - Family Ursidae

  48. Spectacled Bear  (t3)  ______
    Tremarctos ornatus


    RACCOONS - Family Procyonidae

  49. Crab-eating Raccoon  (ph)  ______
    Procyon cancrivorus
    AR name: Aguara Pope

     

    A Crab-eating Raccoon 
    photographed during a FONT tour


  50. South American Coati  (ph) (*)  ______  ne
    Nasua nasua
    AR names: Coati, Pisote



    South American Coatis photographed during a FONT tour
    in the area of Iguazu Falls 


    SKUNKS & ALLIES - Family Mustelidae

  51. Molina's Hog-nosed Skunk  ______
    Conepatus chinga
    AR name: Zorrino Comun


  52. Humboldt's Hog-nosed Skunk  (ph) (*)  ______  fs  
    Conepatus humboldti 
    AR name: Zorrino Patagonico, Zorrino Austral  

    Conepatus humboldti has also been called the Patagonian Hog-nosed Skunk.



    A Humboldt's, or Patagonian Hog-nosed Skunk photographed
    during the FONT tour in southern Argentina in December 2013
    (photo by Marie Gardner)

  53. Neotropical River Otter  ______  
    Lontra longicauda
    AR name: Lobito de Rio

  54. Southern River Otter  (t2)  ______
    Lontra provocax

  55. Marine Otter  (t2) (ph)  ______
    Lontra felina


  56. Giant Otter  (t2)  (ph)  ______
    Pteronura brasilensis
    AR name: Lobo gargantilla  

  57. Tayra  ______
    Eira barbara
    AR name: Huron Mayor

  58. Lesser (or Southern) Grison  (ph) (*)  ______  so
    Galictis cuja
    AR name: Huron menor



    Lesser Grison

  59. Patagonian Weasel  ______
    Lyncodon patagonicus



    TAPIR - Family Tapiridae

  60. Lowland Tapir  (t3) (ph)  ______  (has been called Brazilian Tapir)  
    Tapirus terrestris
    AR name: Tapir


    PECCARIES - Family Tayassuidae

  61. Collared Peccary  (ph)  ______
    Pecari tajacu
    AR name: Pecari de collar

  62. White-lipped Peccary  (ph)  ______
    Tayassu pecari
    AR name: Pecari Labiado  



    White-lipped Peccary

  63. Chacoan Peccary  (t2)  ______
    Catagonus wagneri


    CAMELS - Family Camelidae

  64. Guanaco  (ph) (*)  ______  fs  
    Lama guanicoe
    AR name: Guanaco



    A Guanaco photographed during a FONT tour. This animal has been
    seen during our tours in both Argentina & Chile.

    The photo below was taken during the FONT tour in Southern Argentina in December 2013.
    It shows how the Guanaco jumps the fence. It stops, and then springs up into the air.
    (photo by Marie Gardner)  


      

  65. Vicuna  (v) (*)  ______  nw  
    Vicugna vicugna
    AR name: Vicuna



    Vicunas photographed during a FONT tour. This animal has been seen 
    during our tours in northwest Argentina & in northern Chile.

       
  66. Llama  (*)  ______ (a domesticated animal)
    Lama glama
    AR name: Llama

    There are 4 species of South American Lamoids
    Two are wild (the Vicuna and the Guanaco). 
    Two are domesticated (the Llama and the Alpaca). 
    In Argentina: there are 8% of the South American Lamoids, including 96% of the Guanacos. 


    DEER - Family Cervidae

  67. Marsh Deer  (t3) (*)  ______  ne
    Blastocerus dichotomus 
    (the single member of its genus)
    AR name: Ciervo de los Pantanos



    A Marsh Deer (& a Giant Cowbird) photographed during a FONT tour.
     
  68. Gray Brocket Deer  (ph) (*)  ______  nc  ne  (also called Brown Brocket Deer)
    Mazama gouazoubira
    AR name: Corzuela Parda

  69. Red Brocket Deer  ______
    Mazama americana

  70. Pygmy Brocket Deer  ______  ne  
    Mazama nana
    AR name: Corzuela Enana

  71. Pampas Deer  (nt) (ph)  ______
    Ozotoceros bezoarticus
    AR name: Venado de las Pampas



    Pampas Deer

  72. Northern Andean Deer  (t3) (ph)  ______  (also called Peruvian, or Northern Guemal)
    Hippocamelus antisensis

  73. Southern Andean Deer  (t2)  ______  (also called Chilean Guemal)
    Hippocamelus bisulcus
    AR name: Huemal  

  74. Southern Pudu  (t3) (ph)  ______
    Pudu pudu
    AR name: Pudu



    SPINY RATS - Family Echimyidae

  75. Coypu  (ph) (*)  ______  ba  
    Myocastor coypus 
    (the single member of its genus)
    AR name: Coipo

    Myocastor coypus
    is also known as the Nutria.



    A Coypu, or Nutria photographed during a FONT tour
    (photo by Marie Gardner) 


    CAPYBARA - Family Hydrochoeridae

  76. Capybara  (ph) (*)  ______  ne
    Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris 
    (the single member of its genus & family)
    AR name: Carpincho, or Puerco de Agua 

    The Capybara is the world's largest rodent. It is mostly aquatic.



    Capybaras photographed during a FONT tour.


    BEAVERS - Family Castoridae

  77. North American Beaver (i) (ph) (*)  ______  fs
    Castor canadensis

    The North American Beaver was introduced into Tierra del Fuego for their pelts. It is now quite common there.  



    North American Beaver
    (photo by Doris Potter)



    NEW WORLD PORCUPINES - Family Erethizontidae

  78. Brazilian Porcupine  ______
    Coendou prehensilis


  79. Paraguayan Hairy Dwarf Porcupine  ______  (other names are Paraguayan Tree Porcupine, Lesser Tree Porcupine)
    Sphiggurus spinosus
    AR name: Coendu Misionero   



    SQUIRRELS - Family Sciuridae

  80. Guianan Squirrel  (*)  ______ ne  (also called Brazilian Squirrel, or "Olive-colored Squirrel")
    Sciurus aestuans
    AR name: Ardilla Gris



    Guianan Squirrel
    (photo by Marie Gardner)

  81. Yungas Squirrel  ______  nc
    Sciurus ignitus
    AR name: Ardilla Roja



    AGOUTIS - Family Agoutidae 

  82. Azara's Agouti  (*)  ______ ne
    Dasyprocta azarai
    AR name: Acuti Rojizo

  83. Brown Agouti  ______
    Dasyprocta variegata
    AR name: Acuti Rojizo

    The range of the mammal said here to be Dasyprocta variegata includes southeastern Peru, far-southwestern Brazil, Bolivia, western Paraguay, and far-northwestern Argentina. 
    But this animal is also said by some to a highly disjunct population of the Central American Agouti, Dasyprocta punctata.

  84. Lowland Paca  ______  (also called Spotted Paca
    Cuniculus (formerly Agouti) paca
    AR name: Paca

    Cuniculus paca was described by Linnaeus in 1766.


    NEOTROPICAL RATS & MICE - Family Muridae, Subfamily Sigmodontinae

  85. Web-footed Marsh Rat  (*)  ______ ne  (also called Red Marsh Rat)
    Holochilus brasiliensis
    AR name: Rata Nutria Comun

  86. Swamp Rat  ______
    Scapteromys tumidus
    AR name: Rata de Pajonal


  87. Cursorial Grass Mouse  (*)   ______ ne
    Akodon cursor
    AR name: Raton de Monte

  88. Yellow-nosed Mouse  ______
    Abrothrix xanthorhinus
    AR name: Raton Hocico Bayo



    GUINEA-PIGS & CAVIES - Family Caviidae 

  89. Brazilian Guinea-Pig  (*)  ______ ne  
    Cavia aperea
    AR name: Cuis (Grande)
    , or Cuis Pampeano

    Cavia aperea
    is also called the Pampas Cavy. 
     
  90. Montane Guinea-Pig  ______
    Cavia tschudii

  91. Common Yellow-toothed Cavy  ______
    Gale musteloides

  92. Southern Mountain Cavy  (ph) (*) ______ nw  so    
    Microcavia australis
    AR: Cuis Chico, or Cuis de los Salitres 

    Microcavia australis
    is also called the Small Patagonian Cavy, the Southern Dwarf Cavy, or the Least Cavy. 



    A Small Patagonian Cavy photographed during 
    the FONT tour in southern Argentina in December 2013.
    This mammal was at the Magellanic Penguin colony
    in Punta Tomba. Like the penguins, using burrows.
    (photo by Marie Gardner)    

  93. Shipton's Mountain Cavy  (nt)  ______
    Microcavia shiptoni  

  94. Patagonian Mara  (nt) (ph) (*)  ______  so
    Dolichotis patagonum
    AR name: Mara (Patagonica) or Liebre Patagonica



    Above & below: the odd mammal known 
    as the Patagonian Mara, or Mara Patagonica.
    It has been seen during FONT tours 
    on and near the Valdes Peninsula in southern Argentina.




    The photo below of a Mara was taken during the FONT tour
    in southern Argentina in December 2013.
    (photo by Marie Gardner)  




  95. Chacoan Mara (or Cavy)  ______
    Pediolagus salinicola
    AR name: Conejo de los Palos


    TUCO-TUCOS - Family Octodontidae

  96. Tawny Tuco-tuco  (*)  ______  nw
    Ctenomys fulvus
    AR name: Tuco-tuco del Tamarugal

  97. Ctenomys opimus
    AR name: Tuco-tuco Puneno


  98. Ctenomys australis  
    AR name: Tuco-tuco Costero

  99. Magellanic Tuco-tuco  (t3) (*)  ______  so
    Ctenomys magellanicus
    AR name: Tuco-tuco Austral



    CHINCHILLA-RATS - Family Abrocomidae 

  100. Ashy Chinchilla-Rat  (*)   ______  nw
    Abrocoma cinerea


    CHINCHILLAS & VISCACHAS - Family Chinchillidae

  101. Short-tailed Chinchilla  (t1) (ph) (*)  ______ nw
    Chincilla brevicaudata 
    AR names: Chincilla Grande, or Chinchilla del Altiplano  



    A Short-tailed Chinchilla photographed during a FONT tour.
     
  102. Plains Viscacha  ______
    Lagostomus maximus
    AR name: Vizcacha

  103. Southern Viscacha  (ph) (*)  ______  nw        
    Lagidium viscacia
    AR names: Chinchilllon Comun, or Vizcachon, or Vizcacha de la Sierra 

    What was called the Mountain Viscacha was split into the Southern Viscacha and the Northern Viscacha (which occurs north of Argentina).
    Until recently, there have been 3 species in the Lagidium genus. A 4th species, in Ecuador, was recently discovered and described in 2009.



    A Southern Viscacha photographed during a FONT tour. This animal has been seen
    during our tours in both Argentina & Chile.

  104. Wolffsohn's Viscacha  ______
    Lagidium wolffsohni  
    AR name: Chinchillon Anaranjado 

      

    RABBITS & HARE - Family Leporidae

  105. Tapeti  ______  (also called Brazilian Rabbit)
    Sylvilagus brasiliensis

  106. European Rabbit  (ARi) (*)  ______  fs  so
    Oryctolagus cunicu

  107. European Hare  (ARi) (ph) (*)  ______  fs  so
    Lepus europa



    Three European Hares, pursuing and pursued. One both. 
    During the FONT tour in southern Argentina in December 2013.
    (photo by Marie Gardner)  


    BATS - Order Chiroptera

  108. Greater Bulldog (or Fishing) Bat  (ph)  ______
    Noctilio leporinus 



    Greater Bulldog Bat

  109. Lesser Bulldog (or Fishing) Bat  ______
    Noctilio albiventris
    AR name: Murcielago Pescador Chico

  110. Big-eared Woolly Bat  ______  (another name is Wooly False Vampire Bat)
    Chrotopterus auritus
    AR name: Murcielago Gigante

  111. Long-legged Bat  ______
    Macrophyllum macrophyllum

  112. Pale Spear-nosed Bat  ______
    Phyllostomus discolor

  113. Greater Round-eared Bat  ______
    Tonatia bidens

  114. Tailed Tailless Bat  ______  (yes, it is the name) 
    Anoura caudifer

  115. Pallas' Long-tongued Bat  ______
    Glossophaga soricina
    AR name: Murcielago Picaflor

  116. Seba's Short-tailed Bat  ______
    Carollia perspicillata

  117. Fringed Fruit-eating Bat  ______
    Artibeus fimbriatus

  118. Great Fruit-eating Bat  ______
    Artibeus lituratus
    AR name: Murcielago Cara Listada

  119. Flat-faced Fruit-eating Bat  ______
    Artibeus planirostris

  120. White-lined Broad-nosed Bat  ______
    Platyrrhinus lineatus

  121. Ipanema Bat  ______
    Pygoderma bilabiatum

  122. Hairy Yellow-shouldered Bat  ______
    Sturnira erythromos

  123. Little Yellow-shouldered Bat  ______
    Sturnira lilium
    AR name: Falso Vampiro Comun

  124. Tschudi's Yellow-shouldered Bat  (nt)  ______
    Sturnira oporaphilum

  125. Southern Little Yellow-eared Bat  ______
    Vampyressa pusilla

  126. Cinnamon Dog-faced Bat  ______
    Cynomops abrasus

  127. Para Dog-faced Bat  ______
    Cynomops paranus

  128. Southern Dog-faced Bat  ______
    Cynomops planirostris

  129. Black Bonneted Bat  ______
    Eumops auripendulas

  130. Dwarf Bonneted Bat  ______
    Eumops bonariensis

  131. Big Bonneted Bat  ______
    Eumops dabbenei

  132. Wagner's Bonneted Bat  ______
    Eumops glaucinus

  133. Patagonian Bonneted Bat  ______
    Eumops patagonicus

  134. Western Mastiff Bat  ______
    Eumops perotis

  135. Rufous Dog-faced Bat  ______
    Molossops neglectus

  136. Dwarf Dog-faced Bat  ______
    Molossops temminckii

  137. Bonda Mastiff Bat  ______
    Molossus currentium 

  138. Velvety Free-tailed Bat  (ph)  ______  (also called Pallas' Mastiff Bat
    Molossus molossus



    Velvety Free-tailed Bat

  139. Black Mastiff Bat  ______
    Molossus rufus

  140. Broad-eared Bat  ______
    Nyctinomops laticaudatus

  141. Big Free-tailed Bat  _______
    Nyctinomops macrotis 

  142. Big Crested Mastiff Bat  ______
    Promops centralis

  143. Brown Mastiff Bat  ______
    Promops nasutus

  144. Brazilian (or Mexican) Free-tailed Bat  (ph)  ______
    Tadarida brasiliensis
    AR name: Moloso Comun

  145. Common Vampire Bat  ______
    Desmodus rotundus
    AR name: Vampiro Comun

  146. White-winged Vampire Bat  ______
    Diaemus youngi

  147. Southern Myotis  ______
    Myotis aelleni

  148. Silver-tipped Myotis  ______
    Myotis albescens

  149. Chilean Myotis  ______
    Myotis chiloensis

  150. Myotis dinellii  ______

  151. Hairy-legged Myotis  ______
    Myotis keaysi

  152. Yellowish Myotis  ______
    Myotis levis

  153. Black Myotis  ______
    Myotis nigricans

  154. Riparian Myotis  ______
    Myotis riparius

  155. Red Myotis  (nt)  ______
    Myotis ruber

  156. Velvety Myotis  ______
    Myotis simus

  157. Brazilian Brown Bat  ______
    Eptesicus brasiliensis

  158. Diminutive Serotine  ______
    Eptesicus diminutus

  159. Argentine Brown Bat  ______
    Eptesicus furinalis

  160. Thomas' Big-eared Brown Bat  (nt)  ______
    Histiotus laephotis 

  161. Big-eared Brown Bat  ______
    Histiotus macrotus

  162. Southern Big-eared Brown Bat  ______
    Histiotus magellanicus

  163. Small Big-eared Brown Bat  ______
    Histiotus montanus

  164. Tropical Big-eared Brown Bat  ______
    Histiotus velatus

  165. Desert Red Bat  ______
    Lasiurus blossevilli
    AR name: Murcielago Rojizo 

  166. Hoary Bat  ______
    Lasiurus cinereus

  167. Southern Yellow Bat  ______
    Lasiurus ega

  168. Cinnamon Red Bat  ______
    Lasiurus varius


    various bats during FONT tours  (*)  ______  nc  ne




    Marine Mammals:


    RIGHT WHALES - Family Balaenidae

  169. Southern Right Whale  (*)  ______ so 
    Eubalaena australis  
    AR name: Ballena Franca Austral 

    The Southern Right Whale has been said by some to be conspecific with the North Atlantic Right Whale, Eubalaena glacialis, and the North Pacific Right Whale, Eubalaena japonica.  

    Nice numbers of Southern Right Whales have been seen well during FONT tours in southern Argentina in October and November, seen in the ocean by the coast of the Valdez Peninsula.


    BALEEN WHALES - Family Balaenopterinae

  170. Antarctic Minke Whale  ______
    Balaenoptera bonaerensis

  171. Northern Minke Whale  (ph)  ______
    Balaenoptera acutorostrata

  172. Sei Whale  (t2)  ______
    Balaenoptera borealis

  173. Bryde's Whale  _______
    Balaenoptera edeni

  174. Fin Whale  (ph)  ______
    Balaenoptera physulus

  175. Blue Whale  (ph)  ______
    Balaenoptera musculus

  176. Humpback Whale  (ph)  ______
    Megaptera novaeangliae


    SPERM WHALES - Families Physeteridae & Kogiidae

  177. Great Sperm Whale  (ph)  ______
    Physeter macrocephalus

  178. Pygmy Sperm Whale  (ph)  ______
    Kogia breviceps

  179. Dwarf Sperm Whale  ______
    Kogia sima


    PYGMY RIGHT WHALE - Family Neobalaenidae

  180. Pygmy Right Whale  ______
    Caperea marginata


    BEAKED & BOTTLENOSE WHALES - Family Ziphidae 

  181. Cuvier's Beaked Whale  (ph)  ______
    Ziphius cavirostris

  182. Arnoux's Beaked Whale  ______
    Berardius arnuxii

  183. Shepherd's Beaked Whale  ______
    Tasmacetus shepherdi

  184. Andrews' Beaked Whale  ______
    Mesoplodon bowdoini

  185. Gray's Beaked Whale  ______
    Mesoplodon grayi

  186. Hector's Beaked Whale  ______
    Mesoplodon hectori

  187. Strap-toothed Whale  ______
    Mesoplodon layardii

  188. Southern Bottlenose Whale  ______
    Hyperoodon planifrons 



    MARINE DOLPHINS - Family Delphinidae
     
  189. Killer Whale  (ph) (*)  ______ so   
    Orcinus orca 
    (the single member of its genus)
    AR name: Orca

    Orcinus orca
    is also called the Orca.

    Orcas have been seen during FONT tours along the coast of the Valdez Peninsula, in the surf in areas where sea lions and elephant seals are on the beach.

  190. False Killer Whale  ______
    Pseudorca crassidens

  191. Dusky Dolphin  (ph) (*)  ______ so
    Lagenorhynchus obscurus
    AR name: Delfin Oscuro



    Dusky Dolphins photographed during a FONT tour

  192. Peale's Dolphin  (ph) (*)  ______  fs (tf)
    Lagenorhynchus australis
    AR name: Delfin Griseoblanco



    Peale's Dolphin
    (photo by Cameron Rutt)

  193. Hourglass Dolphin  ______
    Lagenorhynchus cruciger

  194. Commerson's Dolphin  (ph) (*)  ______  fs (tf)
    Cephalorhynchus commersonii
    AR name: Tonina overa



    Commerson's Dolphin

  195. Chilean Dolphin  (nt)  ______
    Cephalorhynchus eutropia

  196. Common Bottle-nosed Dolphin  (ph)  ______
    Tursiops truncatus
    AR name: Tonina

  197. Pantropical Spotted Dolphin  ______
    Stenella attenuata

  198. Striped Dolphin  ______
    Stenella coeruleoalba

  199. Spinner Dolphin  ______
    Stenella longirostris

  200. Short-beaked Common Dolphin  (ph)  ______
    Delphinus delphis

  201. Long-beaked Common Dolphin  ______
    Delphinus capensis

  202. Fraser's Dolphin  (ph)  ______
    Lagenodelphis hosei 

  203. Southern Right Whale Dolphin  ______
    Lissodelphis peronii

  204. Risso's Dolphin  (ph)  ______
    Grampus griseus

  205. Long-finned Pilot Whale  (ph)  ______
    Globicephala melas
    AR name: Delfin Piloto


    RIVER DOLPHIN - Family Platanistidae

  206. La Plata Dolphin  (or Franciscana ______
    Pontoporia blainvillei
    AR name: Delfin del Plata


    PORPOISES - Family Phocoena

  207. Spectacled Porpoise  ______
    Phocoena dioptrica

  208. Burmeister's Porpoise  ______
    Phocoaena spinipinnis



    EARED SEALS - Family Otariidae

  209. South American Sea Lion  (ph) (*)  ______  fs (tf)  so
    Otaria flavescens 
    (the single member of its genus)
    AR name: Lobo Marino Austral



    The South American Sea Lion photographed during 
    the FONT Southern Argentina Tour in December 2013 
    (photo by Marie Gardner)

  210. South American Fur Seal  (*)  ______ fs (tf)  
    Arctocephalus australis
    AR name: Lobo Fino Patagonico 


    EARLESS SEALS - Family Phocidae

  211. Southern Elephant Seal  (ph) (*)  ______ so
    Mirounga leonina
    AR name: Elefante Marino Austral

    The male Southern Elephant Seal is the largest seal in the world, followed in size by the Northern Elephant Seal and the Leopard Seal.
    The male Southern Elephant Seal is four to five times the size of the female.
    A single male Southern Elephant Seal can have as many as 150 females in its harem.



    Two Southern Elephant Seals photographed during the FONT tour 
    in southern Argentina in December 2013
    (photo by Marie Gardner)  

    When they are not on the beach, and are far out at sea, Southern Elephant Seals spend very little time at the surface of the water.
    They dive repeatedly, generally for more than 20 minutes, hunting their prey, squid and fish, at depths of 1,300 to 3,300 feet below the surface of the sea.
    They are the deepest diving air-breathing non-cetaceans, going as deep as the maximum record of 6,998 feet.

    Adult female Southern Elephant Seals typically weight from 880 to 2,000 pounds.
    Adult males weigh from 4,900 to 8,800 pounds, and measure from 14 to 19 feet long.
    An adult female averages 1,700 pounds in weight. Mature males average 7,000 pounds.
    The largest ever measured was 22.5 feet long and was estimated to weigh 11,000 pounds.




    A male Southern Elephant Seal
    (photo by Hubert Hall)


To Top of Page