Welcome to this special area of Burke Mammalogy's website, where you can explore the biodiversity of Washington's mammals. All species in the state are found on our checklist, and you can click on each name for an account of its natural history, geographic distribution, and further information.
Counting Washington's Mammal Species
- 146 species total (includes 9 introduced)
- 137 native species (32 are marine; 15 are flying, bats)
- 90 species of native, land mammals
Sharlene Santana, Curator of Mammals and Professor of Biology
Last updated May 17, 2012.
Maps of geographic distribution within Washington in our individual species accounts are taken from "Terrestrial Mammals of Washington State, a Washington Gap Analysis Project," by R. E. Johnson and K. M. Cassidy (1997) . Maps of geographic distribution in North America are taken from "Land Mammals of Oregon," by B. J. Verts and L. N. Carraway (1998), University of California Press www.ucpress.edu. Many of the links to species accounts are to the Animal Diversity Web of the University of Michigan's Museum of Zoology.