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David Albeck's Photos of Mammals

Animalia > Mammalia

Class Mammalia. Lactating, hairy vertebrates with three middle-ear bones and a single jawbone. Most are viviparous.


Click a thumbnail to see a full-size photo. Click the label below the thumbnail to see the original gallery for each photo.

Orders of Mammals:

Artiodactyla
Even-Toed Ungulates
Carnivora
Carnivores
Cetacea
Whales etc
Lagomorpha
Rabbits etc.
Perissodactyla
Odd-toed ungulates
Primates
Apes etc.
Rodentia
Rodents


Order Artiodactyla

Animalia > Mammalia > Artiodactyla

Even-toed ungulates: cows, deer, sheep, goats, etc. These are all herbivores, even if some are known to eat practically anything including your shoes. Whales and dolphins (though not herbivores) are believed to be descended from this Order of mammals, and therefore arguably belong within this group. Much like the situation of birds within reptiles, this proposal will need time to gain popular acceptance.  

Cow Family (Bovidae)

Animalia > Mammalia > Artiodactyla > Bovidae

Cows, sheep, goats, and relatives, including chamois. They all have horns (keratin-covered bony growths on the skull).

Cow
Bos taurus
Breton Life
Sheep
Ovis aries
Skagavegur
Sheep
Ovis aries
Skagavegur
Sheep
Ovis aries
Skagavegur
Sheep
Ovis aries
Skagavegur
Sheep
Pisaq
chamois
Parc de la Vanoise
chamois
Parc de la Vanoise

 

Camel Family (Camelidae)

Animalia > Mammalia > Artiodactyla > Camelidae

Living camelids have two-toed feet but lack hooves. They also lack horns or antlers. They have a split upper lip, and, surprisingly, canine teeth, which the males use for fighting.

Llama
Lima
Vicuña
Cusco
Alpaca
Vicugna pacos
Pawtuckaway

 

Deer Family (Cervidae)

Animalia > Mammalia > Artiodactyla > Cervidae

Cervids' most distinctive feature is their antlers (only possessed by males, in most species), which are usually branched, are covered in skin ("velvet") during growth, and are shed seasonally. Cervids have a four-chambered stomach and chew their cud, like cows.

White-Tailed Deer
Odocoileus virginianus
Squam Lake Nature Center
White-Tailed Deer
Odocoileus virginianus
Local Pond
White-Tailed Deer
Local Pond
White-Tailed Deer
Odocoileus virginianus
Local Pond
White-Tailed Deer
Odocoileus virginianus
(no album)
White-Tailed Deer
Odocoileus virginianus
(no album)
White-Tailed Deer
Odocoileus virginianus
(no album)
White-Tailed Deer
Odocoileus virginianus
(no album)
White-Tailed Deer
Odocoileus virginianus
(no album)
White-Tailed Deer
Odocoileus virginianus
Long Island
Red Deer
Cervus elaphus
Sibiu zoo
Moose
Mt Madison
Moose
Alces alces
Mt Madison
Moose
Mt Madison
Moose
Alces alces
Mt Madison
Moose
Alces alces
July 4 Weekend

 

Giraffe Family (Giraffidae)

Animalia > Mammalia > Artiodactyla > Hippopotamidae

Only two species of this family survive: giraffes and okapi. They have two toes, four-chambered stomachs, and chew the cud.

Giraffe
Giraffa camelopardalis
Franklin Park Zoo
Giraffes
Franklin Park Zoo
Giraffes
Giraffa camelopardalis
Franklin Park Zoo

 

Hippo Family (Hippopotamidae)

Animalia > Mammalia > Artiodactyla > Hippopotamidae

Only two species of this family survive. They have four toes, three-chambered stomachs, and spend most of their time in the water. Many researchers believe that hippos are more closely related to whales and dolphins than to any other mammals, but I've listed them in their traditional place within Artiodactyla for now.

Pygmy Hippo
Choeropsis liberiensis
Franklin Park Zoo

 

Pig Family (Suidae)

Animalia > Mammalia > Artiodactyla > Suidae

Tusked omnivores adapted to rooting in the ground. Unlike other artiodactyls, they retain their upper incisors, they have a simple stomach, and their vestigial side toes remain relatively large.

Pig
Sus scrofa
Tambomachay


Order Carnivora

Animalia > Mammalia > Carnivora

Dogs, cats, bears, etc. As the name implies, most members of this order are capable predators, even though some have a varied diet.  

Dog Family (canidae)

Animalia > Mammalia > Carnivora > Canidae


Domestic Dog
Canis familiaris
Cârţa
Eastern Coyote
Canis latrans
Squam Lake Nature Center
Eastern Coyote
Canis latrans
Squam Lake Nature Center
Red Fox, Vulpes vulpes
Backyard Fox
Red Fox
Vulpes vulpes
Mt Washington
Fox
Vulpes vulpes
Mount Washington, NH
Red Fox
Vulpes vulpes
Mt Washington

 

Cat Family (Felidae)

Animalia > Mammalia > Carnivora > Felidae


Mountain Lion, Puma concolor
Squam Lake Nature Center
Mountain Lion
Puma concolor
Squam Lake Nature Center
Bobcat
Lynx rufus
Squam Lake Nature Center
Bobcat, Lynx rufus
Squam Lake Nature Center
Lynx
Lynx lynx
Sibiu Zoo
Lion
Panthera leo
Franklin Park Zoo
Tiger
Panthera tigre
Sibiu Zoo
Snow Leopard
Panthera uncia
Williams Park

 

Eared Seal Family (Otariidae)

Animalia > Mammalia > Carnivora > Otariidae


Sea Lion
Paracas
Sea Lion
Otaria flavescens
Paracas
Sea Lion
Otaria flavescens
Paracas

 

other carnivores

Animalia > Mammalia > Carnivora > misc.


Pine Marten
Martes americana
Willey Range
Pine Marten
Martes americana
Willey Range
raccoon
River Wildlife
red panda
Williams Park


Order Cetacea

Animalia > Mammalia > Cetacea

Whales, dolphins, porpoises. Fully aquatic mammals thought to be descended from artiodactyls, though none are vegetarian. The major division within Cetacea is between the baleen whales (Mysticeti) which are filter feeders, and toothed whales (Odontoceti).

Bottlenose Dolphin
Tursiops truncatus
Dolphins
Humpback Whale
Megaptera novaeangleae
Whale Watch


Lagomorphs (Order Lagomorpha)

Animalia > Mammalia > Lagomorpha


Rabbits and their relatives

Pika, Ochotona princeps
Mt Si
Rabbit
Fall Birds
Rabbit
Great Meadows
Rabbit
Mt Feake
Rabbit
Local Strolls
Rabbit
(no gallery)




Order Perissodactyla

Animalia > Mammalia > Perissodactyla

One-toed or three-toed hoofed mammals. This Order includes rhinoceri and tapirs, as well as horses and obvious kin (donkeys, zebras, onagers).

Horse
Equus caballus
Skagastrond
Horse
Equus caballus
Porspoder
Horse
Equus caballus
Peacham Bog
Donkey
Equus africanus
Tambomachay


Order Primates

Animalia > Mammalia > Primates

Monkeys, apes, lemurs, lorises and tarsiers: a mostly arboreal group whose single most distinctive characteristic is the opposable thumb. Includes humans, obviously, but this section of my website is for wildlife. A few photos of humans are on my portraits page.

  Cotton-Top Tamarin
Saguinus oedipus
Franklin Park Zoo
  Western Gorilla
Gorilla gorilla
Franklin Park Zoo
Macaque?
Macaca sp.
Sibiu zoo
Ring-Tailed Lemur
Lemur catta
Franklin Park Zoo
Ring-Tailed Lemurs
Lemur catta
Franklin Park Zoo
Ring-Tailed Lemurs
Lemur catta
Sibiu zoo


Rodents (Order Rodentia)

Animalia > Mammalia > Rodentia

Order Rodentia: mammals with constantly-growing incisors

squirrel family (Sciuridae)

Animalia > Mammalia > Rodentia > Sciuridae

Black-Tailed Prairie Dog
Cynomys ludovicianus
Franklin Park Zoo
Black-Tailed Prairie Dog
Cynomys ludovicianus
Franklin Park Zoo
squirrel
Sciurus sp.
Zion
grey squirrel
Sciurus caroliniensis
Gumbo Limbo
grey squirrel
Sciurus caroliniensis
Winter is Coming
grey squirrel
Sciurus caroliniensis
Mosty Ducks
grey squirrel
Sciurus caroliniensis
Mt Feake
grey squirrel
Sciurus caroliniensis
Local Strolls
Douglas' Squirrel
Tamiasciurus douglasii
Beehive Mtn
Tamiasciurus hudsonicus
tamiasciurus
Wild River
Red Squirrel
Tamiasciurus hudsonicus
Mount Bond, NH
Woodchuck
Marmota monax
Chandler Pond
Eastern Chipmunk
Tamias striatus
Squam Lake Nature Center
Eastern Chipmunk
Tamias striatus
Local Pond
Eastern Chipmunk
Local Pond
Eastern Chipmunk
Tamias striatus
Franklin Park Zoo
Eastern Chipmunk
Tamias striatus
Mt. Prospect
Eastern Chipmunk
Tamias striatus
Pawtuckaway
Eastern Chipmunk
Tamias striatus
Sutton, QC

other rodents

Animalia > Mammalia > Rodentia > misc.

Capybara
Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris
 
Franklin Park Zoo
mouse
Baxter Park 2007
beaver
Mt Waumbek