Terrestrial Mammal Species

Common name (as per Skinner & Chimimba, 2005) TaxonName
African clawless otter Aonyx capensis
African striped weasel Poecilogale albinucha
African Wild Cat Felis silvestris
Black-backed jackal Canis mesomelas
Brants’ climbing mouse Dendromus mesomelas
Cape dune molerat Bathyergus suillus
Cape fox Vulpes chama
Cape gerbil Tatera afra
Cape golden mole Chrysochloris asiatica
Cape grey mongoose Galerella pulverulenta pulverulenta
Cape grysbok Raphicerus melanotis
Cape hare Lepus capensis
Cape molerat >Georychus capensis
Cape water rat Dasymys capensis
Caracal Caracal caracal
Chacma baboon Papio ursinus ursinus
Common duiker Sylvicapra grimmia grimmia
Forest shrew Myosorex varius
Greater red musk shrew Crocidura flavescens
Grey climbing mouse Dendromus melanotis
Grey rhebok Pelea capreolus
Honey badger Mellivora capensis
Krebs’ fat mouse Steatomys krebsii
Kudu Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros
Large grey mongoose Herpestes ichneumon
Leopard Panthera pardus
Lesser dwarf shrew Suncus varilla
Marsh mongoose Atilax paludinosus
Porcupine Hystrix africaeaustralis
Pygmy mouse Mus minutoides
Reddish-grey musk shrew Crocidura cyanea
Rock dassie Procavia capensis
Scrub hare Lepus saxatilis
Small-spotted genet Genetta genetta felina
South African large-spotted genet Genetta tigrina tigrina
Steenbok Raphicerus campestris
Striped mouse Rhabdomys pumilio
Striped polecat Ictonyx striatus
Verreaux’s mouse Myomyscus verreauxii
Vlei rat Otomys irroratus
Yellow mongoose Cynictis penicillata
BATS
Common name (as per Skinner & Chimimba, 2005) TaxonName
Cape horseshoe bat Rhinolophus capensis
Cape serotine bat Neoromicia capensis
Egyptian free-tailed bat Tadarida aegyptiaca
Egyptian slit-faced bat Nycteris thebaica
Egyptian fruit bat Rousettus aegyptiacus
Geoffroy’s horseshoe bat Rhinolophus clivosus
Long-tailed serotine bat Eptesicus hottentotus
Schreiber’s long-fingered bat Miniopterus schreibersii
Temminck’s hairy bat Myotis tricolor
WHALES & DOLPHINS
Common name (as per Skinner & Chimimba, 2005) TaxonName
Arnoux’s beaked whale Berardius arnuxii
Atlantic Ocean bottlenosed dolphin Tursiops truncatus
Bryde’s whale Balaenoptera edeni
Cuvier’s beaked whale Ziphius cavirostris
False killer whale Pseudorca crassidens
Humpback whale Megaptera novaeangliae
Indian Ocean bottlenosed dolphin Tursiops aduncus
Indo-pacific hump-backed dolphin Sousa chinensis
Killer whale Orcinus orca
Long-beaked common dolphin Delphinus capensis
Pygmy killer whale Feresa attenuata
Pygmy right whale Caperea marginata
Pygmy sperm whale Kogia breviceps
Risso’s dolphin Grampus griseus
Short-beaked common dolphin Delphinus delphis
Southern bottlenose whale Hyperoodon planifrons
Southern long-finned pilot whale Globicephala melas edwardii
Southern right whale Eubalaena australis
Sperm whale Physeter macrocephalus
Striped dolphin Stenella coeruleoalba
SEALS
Common name (as per Skinner & Chimimba, 2005) TaxonName
Aardwolf Proteles cristatus
African buffalo Syncerus caffer caffer
Bontebok Damaliscus pygargus pygargus
Brown hyaena Parahyaena brunnea
Cape fur seal Arctocephalus pusillus pussilus
Eland Tragelaphus oryx oyx
Hippopotamus Hippopotamus amphibius capensis
Red hartebeest Alcelaphus buselaphus
Serval Leptailurus serval serval
Southern elephant seal Mirounga leonina
White-tailed mouse Mystromys albicaudatus