Mammals of Mt. San Jacinto Sate Park and Wilderness
Common name Scientific name General habitat type
Opossums Didelphis marsupialis low elevations near Idyllwild
Striped Skunk Mephitus mephitus low elevations near water
Spotted Skunk Spilogale putorius rocky areas under conifers
Raccoon Procyon lotor lower elevations along streams
Ringtail Bassariscus astutus lower, middle elevations; aboreal; near
water
Long-tailed weasel Mustela frenata all habitats; prefers rocky areas; avoids streamside habitats
Pacific Kangaroo Rat Dipodomys agilis low elevations; sagebrush, chaparral
Dusky-footed Woodrat Neotoma fuscipes low elevations; hardwood forests, brushland
California Mouse Peromyscus californicus oak woodlands, chaparral
Deer Mouse Peromyscus maniculatus all habitats
Brush Mouse peromyscus boylei low elevations; chaparral, manzanita
California Meadow Vole Microtus californicus lowlands, foothills; usually wet meadows
Broad-footed Mole Scapanus latimanus floodplains, areas of wet soil
Ornate Shrew Sorex ornatus open areas of lower elevations
California Ground Squirrel Spermophilus beecheyi all habitats below 10,000 ft
California Chipmunk Tamias obscurus sparse vegetation below 2500 ft
Northern Flying Squirrel Glaucomys sabrinus coniferous forests, esp. with white fir
Western Gray Squirrel Sciurus griseus woodland tree squirrel
Merriam’s Chipmunk Tamias merriami lower woods slopes
Lodgepole Chipmunk Tamias speciosus higher elevations; Jeffrey/Lodgepole pine forests
Botta’s
Pocket Gopher
Thomomys bottae all habitats; absent from high mountain elevations in Sierra Nevada
Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus forests, meadows
Coyote Canis latrans all habitats; open country
Gray Fox Urocyon cinereoargenteus all habitats
Cougar (mountain lion) Puma concolor all habitats; forested and brushy areas; avoids open area
Bobcat Lynx rufus all habitats
Hoary Bat Lasiurus cinereus wooded areas of CA
California Bat Myotis californicus lowlands; Oak woodlands, juniper-pinyon areas; not usually in mountains
Little Brown Bat Myotis lucifugus all habitats except southwestern CA
Western Pipistrelle Pipistrellus
Hesperus
commonly in dryer, lower elevation regions
Black Bear Ursus americanus not indigenous; occasional migrant
Bighorn Sheep Ovis
Canadensis
mid- to low elevations of eastern slopes