Checklist of Vermont Mammals

Version 1.4 published by Vermont Center for Ecostudies on Dec 22, 2021 Vermont Center for Ecostudies
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22 December 2021
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A checklist of mammal (Mammalia) species that have been recorded in Vermont, USA. This checklist is part of a statewide checklist of all animals, plants and fungi being prepared by the Vermont Atlas of Life. The Vermont Life List (VLL) is aimed at being a comprehensive catalogue of all known species of organisms found in Vermont. Like all science, VLL is a work in progress. Many taxonomic groups remain deficient. The goal of the VLL is to list every distinct species in each taxonomic group from aphids to zooplankton. At present, some taxonomic groups are complete and updated as needed, while others are lacking experts to help determine the faunal list for Vermont. For centuries, scientists have labored to discover and describe the diversity of life here in Vermont and beyond, and discoveries are still being made. The VLL database uses a set of generally accepted references, augmented by recent scientific literature and expert opinion, to establish a standard scientific name for every species and their hierarchical classification. Generally, VLL follows the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) for authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, and fungi of North America.

This checklist is derived from: A checklist of mammals by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department; Osgood, F. L. (1938). The mammals of Vermont. Journal of Mammalogy, 19(4), 435-441. DOI: 10.2307/1374228; Vermont Small Mammal Atlas ( and other sources. Distribution data and other information was also captured from the historic Osgood (1938) publication.


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How to cite

Please be aware, this is an old version of the dataset.  Researchers should cite this work as follows:

McFarland K (2021): Checklist of Vermont Mammals. v1.4. Vermont Center for Ecostudies. Dataset/Checklist.


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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Vermont Center for Ecostudies. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0) License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: f2faaa4c-74e9-457a-8265-06ef5cc73626.  Vermont Center for Ecostudies publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.


Checklist; mammals; Vermont; USA; Inventoryregional; Checklist


Kent McFarland
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • User
  • Point Of Contact
conservation biologist
Vermont Center for Ecostudies
PO Box 420
05055 Norwich

Geographic Coverage

State of Vermont, USA

Bounding Coordinates South West [42.666, -73.542], North East [45.074, -71.345]

Taxonomic Coverage

Mammals recorded in Vermont

Class Mammalia (mammals)

Project Data

The Vermont Atlas of Life ( is a library of knowledge on Vermont’s animals, plants, and fungi – an online, real-time resource with maps, photographs, and data open for anyone to use.

Title Vermont Atlas of LIfe
Identifier VAL

The personnel involved in the project:

Sampling Methods


Study Extent State of Vermont, USA

Method step description:

  1. Checklist

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Osgood, F. L. (1938). The mammals of Vermont. Journal of Mammalogy, 19(4), 435-441. DOI: 10.2307/1374228
  2. Vermont Small Mammal Atlas (2008-2011).
  3. Mammals of Vermont. Vermont Natural Heritage Inventory. Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. 22 March 2017.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers f2faaa4c-74e9-457a-8265-06ef5cc73626