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MICHIGAN FORESTS FOREVER TEACHERS GUIDE

 


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The following lists were derived from a number of sources, including published resources, and observations by biologists and natural resource managers.  They are not necessarily complete and alternative sources may have different listings.  That's the reason the exact number of species will vary from source to source.   The purpose of these lists is to make the point that there are MANY vertebrate species in Michigan, most of which we have probably not even heard of before.  Furthermore, vertebrates comprise only a few of the many taxonomic groups! 

Michigan is host to thousands or tens of thousands of species of animals.  Each species has a set of habitat requirements.  A diversity of habitat will benefit the most number of species, although we need to remember that some species benefit from less diverse landscapes.  For every rule, there is nearly always a few exceptions.

The majority of these vertebrate species are dependent upon the forest in one way or another, even if indirectly.  Indirect use would include most of our inland fish species, for example, as water quality is influenced by forest cover.  Another example of occasional use would be a belted kingfisher, which uses shoreline and riverbank branches to perch upon; or an otter or mink which can often be seen in woodland settings.

Below are individual tables for five groups of vertebrates; Birds, Fishes, Mammals, Reptiles, and Amphibians.


 

B I R D S   - 306 Species

Family SPECIES Genus Species
Gaviidae

Podicipediformes


Podicipedidae
Pelicanidae
Phalacrocoracidae
Ardeidae








  A natidae





























 
Cathartidae
Accipitridae











Falconidae


 
Phasianidae





  Rallidae





Gruidae
Charadriidae




Recurvirostridae
Scolopacidae




























Laridae


















Columbidae

Cuculidae

Tytonidae
Strigidae









Caprimulgidae

Apodidae
Trochilidae
Alcedinidae
Picidae







Tyrannidae










Laniidae

Vireonidae





Corvidae



Alaudidae
Hirundinidae





Paridae


Sittidae

Certhriidae
Troglodytidae




Regulidae

Sylviidae
Turdidae








Mimidae


Sturnidae
Motacillidae
Bombycillidae

Parulidae


 

































Thraupidae
 
Emberizidae
 



















Cardinalidae



  Icteridae










Fringillidae
 








Passeridae
RED-THROATED LOON
COMMON LOON
PIED-BILLED GREBE
HORNED GREBE
RED-NECKED GREBE
EARED GREBE
WHITE PELICAN
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT
AMERICAN BITTERN
LEAST BITTERN
GREAT-BLUE HERON
GREAT EGRET
SNOWY EGRET
LITTLE BLUE HERON
CATTLE EGRET
GREEN HERON
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
SNOW GOOSE
CANADA GOOSE
MUTE SWAN
TRUMPETER SWAN
TUNDRA SWAN
WOOD DUCK
GADWALL
AMERICAN WIDGEON
AMERICAN BLACK DUCK
MALLARD
BLUE-WING TEAL
NORTHERN SHOVELER
NORTHERN PINTAIL
GREEN-WING TEAL
CANVASBACK
REDHEAD
RING-NECKED DUCK
GREATER SCAUP
LESSER SCAUP
HARLEQUIN DUCK
SURF SCOTER
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
BLACK SCOTER
OLD SQAUW
BUFFLEHEAD
COMMON GOLDENEYE
HOODED MERGANSER
COMMON MERGANSER
RED-BREASTED MERGANSER
RUDDY DUCK
TURKEY VULTURE
OSPREY
BALD EAGLE
NORTHERN HARRIER
SHARP-SHINNED HAWK
COOPER'S HAWK
NORTHERN GOSHAWK
RED-SHOLDERED HAWK
BROAD WING HAWK
SWAINSON'S HAWK
RED-TAILED HAWK
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK
GOLDEN EAGLE
AMERICAN KESTREL
MERLIN
GYRFALCON
PEREGRINE FALCON
RING-NECKED PHEASANT
SPRUCE GROUSE
RUFFED GROUSE
SHARP-TAILED GROUSE
WILD TURKEY
NORTHERN BOBWHITE
KING RAIL
VIRGINIA RAIL
SORA
YELLOW RAIL
COMMON MOORHEN
AMERICAN COOT
SANDHILL CRANE
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER
SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER
PIPING PLOVER
GOLDEN PLOVER
KILLDEER
AMERICAN AVOCET
GREATER YELLOWLEGS
LESSER YELLOWLEGS
SPOTTED SANDPIPER
SOLITARY SANDPIPER
UPLAND SANDPIPER
WILLET
WHIMBREL
HUDSONIAN GODWIT
MARBLED GODWIT
RUDDY TURNSTONE
RED KNOT
SANDERLING
SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPER
WESTERN SANDPIPER
PECTORAL SANDPIPER
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER
LEAST SANDPIPER
PURPLE SANDPIPER
DUNLIN
STILT SANDPIPER
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
COMMON SNIPE
AMERICAN WOODCOCK
WILSON'S PHALAROPE
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE
RED PHALAROPE
POMARINE JAEGER
PARASITIC JAEGER
LAUGHING GULL
FRANKLIN'S GULL
LITTLE GULL
RING-BILLED GULL
HERRING GULL
BONAPARTE'S GULL
THAYER'S GULL
ICELAND GULL
LESSER BLACK-BACKED BULL
GLAUCOUS GULL
GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL
SABINE'S GULL
BLACK-BACKED KITTWAKE
CASPIAN TERN
COMMON TERN
FORSTER'S TERN
BLACK TERN
ROCK DOVE
MORNING DOVE
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO
YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO
BARN OWL
EASTERN SCREECH-OWL
GREAT HORNED OWL
BARRED OWL
LONG-EARED OWL
SHORT-EARED OWL
SNOWY OWL
NORTHERN HAWK OWL
BOREAL OWL
GREAT-GREY OWL
NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL
COMMON NIGHTHAWK
WHIP-POOR-WILL
CHIMNEY SWIFT
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD
BELTED KINGFISHER
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER
YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER
DOWNY WOODPECKER
HAIRY WOODPECKER
BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER
NORTHERN FLICKER
PILEATED WOODPECKER
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER
EASTERN WOOD PEWEE
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER
ACADIAN FLYCATCHER
ALDER FLYCATCHER
WILLOW FLYCATHER
LEAST FLYCATCHER
EASTERN PHOEBE
GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER
WESTERN KINGBIRD
EASTERN KINGBIRD
LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE
NORTHERN SHRIKE
WHITE-EYED VIREO
BLUE-HEADED VIREO (solitary)
YELLOW-THROATED VIREO
WARBLING VIREO
PHILADELPHIA VIREO
RED-EYED VIREO
GRAY JAY
BLUE JAY
AMERICAN CROW
COMMON RAVEN
HORNED LARK
PURPLE MARTIN
TREE SWALLOW
ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW
BANK SWALLOW
CLIFF SWALLOW
BARN SWALLOW
BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE
BOREAL CHICKADEE
TUFTED TITMOUSE
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH
WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH
BROWN CREEPER
CAROLINA WREN
HOUSE WREN
WINTER WREN
SEDGE WREN
MARSH WREN
GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET
RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET
BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER
EASTERN BLUEBIRD
VEERY
SWAINSON'S THRUSH
HERMIT THRUSH
WOOD THRUSH
AMERICAN ROBIN
TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH
VARIED THRUSH
GRAY CATBIRD
NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD
BROWN THRASHER
EUROPEAN STARLING
AMERICAN PIPIT
CEDAR WAXWING
BOHEMIAN WAXWING
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER
BLUE-WINGED WARBLER
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER
TENNESEE WARBLER
NASHVILLE WARBLER
NORTHERN PARULA
YELLOW WARBLER
CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER
MAGNOLIA WARBLER
CAPE MAY WARBLER
BLK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER
BLK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER
BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
PINE WARBLER
KIRTLAND'S WARBLER
PRAIRIE WARBLER
PALM WARBLER
BAY-BREASTED WARBLER
CERULEAN WARBLER
BLACK & WHITE WARBLER
BLACKPOLL
AMERICAN REDSTART
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
WORM-EATING WARBLER
OVENBIRD
NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH
LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH
KENTUCKY WARBLER
CONNECTICUT WARBLER
MOURNING WARBLER
COMMON YELLOWTHROAT
HOODED WARBLER
WILSON'S WARBLER
CANADA WARBLER
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
SCARLET TANAGER
SUMMER TANAGER
EASTERN TOWHEE (rufous-sided)
CHIPPING SPARROW
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
FIELD SPARROW
VESPER SPARROW
LARK SPARROW
SAVANNAH SPARROW
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW
HENSLOW'S SPARROW
LECONTE'S SPARROW
SONG SPARROW
LINCOLN'S SPARROW
SWAMP SPARROW
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW
HARRIS' SPARROW
AMERICAN TREE SPARROW
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW
FOX SPARROW
LAPLAND LONGSPUR
DARK-EYED JUNCO
SNOW BUNTING
NORTHERN CARDINAL
ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK
INDIGO BUNTING
DICKCISSEL
BOBOLINK
RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD
EASTERN MEADOWLARK
WESTERN MEADOWLARK
YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD
RUSTY BLACKBIRD
BREWER'S BLACKBIRD
COMMON GRACKLE
BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD
ORCHARD ORIOLE
NORTHERN ORIOLE
PURPLE FINCH
HOUSE FINCH
PINE GROSBEAK
RED CROSSBILL
WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL
PINE SISKIN
AMERICAN GOLDFINCH
EVENING GROSBEAK
COMMON REDPOLL
HOARY REDPOLL
HOUSE SPARROW
Gavia
Gavia
Podilymbus
Podiceps
Podiceps
Podiceps
Pelecanus
Phalacrocorax
Botaurus
Ixobrychus
Ardea
Ardea
Egretta
Egretta
Bubulcus
Butorides
Nycticorax
Anser
Chen
Branta
Cygnus
Cygnus
Cygnus
Aix
Anas
Anas
Anas
Anas
Anas
Anas
Anas
Anas
Aythya
Aythya
Aythya
Aythya
Aythya
Histrionicus
Melanitta
Melanitta
Melanitta
Clangula
Bucephala
Bucephala
Lophodytes
Mergus
Mergus
Oxyura
Cathartes
Pandion
Haliaeetus
Circus
Accipiter
Accipiter
Accipiter
Buteo
Buteo
Buteo
Buteo
Buteo
Aquila
Falco
Falco
Falco
Falco
Phasianus
Falcipennis
Bonasa
Tympanuchus
Meleagris
Colinus
Rallus
Rallus
Porzana
Coturnicops
Gallinula
Fulica
Grus
Pluvialis
Charadrius
Charadrius
Pluvialis
Charadrius
Recurvirostra
Tringa
Tringa
Actitus
Tringa
Bartramia
Catoptrophorus
Numenius
Limosa
Limosa
Arenaria
Calidris
Calidris
Calidris
Calidris
Calidris
Calidris
Calidris
Calidris
Calidris
Calidris
Calidris
Tryngites
Limnodromus
Limnodromus
Gallinago
Scolopax
Phalaropus
Phalaropus
Phalaropus
Stercorarius
Stercorarius
Larus
Larus
Larus
Larus
Larus
Larus
Larus
Larus
Larus
Larus
Larus
Xema
Rissa
Sterna
Sterna
Sterna
Chlidonias
Columba
Zenaida
Coccyzus
Coccyzus
Tyto
Otus
Bubo
Strix
Asio
Asio
Nyctea
Surnia
Aegolius
Strix
Aegolius
Chordeiles
Caprimulgus
Chaetura
Archilochus
Ceryle
Melanerpes
Melanerpes
Sphyrapicus
Picoides
Picoides
Picoides
Colaptes
Dryocopus
Contopus
Contopus
Empidonax
Empidonax
Empidonax
Empidonax
Empidonax
Sayornis
Myiarchus
Tyrannus
Tyrannus
Lanius
Lanius
Vireo
Vireo
Vireo
Vireo
Vireo
Vireo
Perisoreus
Cyanocitta
Corvus
Corvus
Eremophila
Progne
Tachycineta
Stelgidopteryx
Riparia
Petrochelidon
Hirundo
Poecile
Poecile
Baeolophus
Sitta
Sitta
Certhia
Thryothorus
Troglodytes
Troglodytes
Cistothorus
Cistothorus
Regulus
Regulus
Polioptila
Sialia
Catharus
Catharus
Catharus
Hylocichla
Turdus
Myadestes
Catharus
Ixoreus
Dumetella
Mimus
Toxostoma
Sturnus
Anthus
Bombycilla
Bombycilla
Vermivora
Vermivora
Vermivora
Vermivora
Vermivora
Parula
Dendroica
Dendroica
Dendroica
Dendroica
Dendroica
Dendroica
Dendroica
Dendroica
Dendroica
Dendroica
Dendroica
Dendroica
Dendroica
Dendroica
Dendroica
Mniotilta
Dendroica
Setophaga
Protonotaria
Helmitheros
Seiurus
Seiurus
Seiurus
Oporornis
Oporornis
Oporornis
Geothlypis
Wilsonia
Wilsonia
Wilsonia
Icteria
Piranga
Piranga
Pipilo
Spizella
Spizella
Spizella
Pooecetes
Chondestes
Passerculus
Ammodramus
Ammodramus
Ammodramus
Melospiza
Melospiza
Melospiza
Zonotrichia
Zonotrichia
Spizella
Zonotrichia
Passerella
Calcarius
Junco
Plectrophenax
Cardinalis
Pheucticus
Passerina
Spiza
Dolichonyx
Agelaius
Sturnella
Sturnella
Xanthocephalus
Euphagus
Euphagus
Quiscalus
Molothrus
Icterus
Icterus
Carpodacus
Carpodacus
Pinicola
Loxia
Loxia
Carduelis
Carduelis
Coccothraustes
Carduelis
Carduelis
Passer
stellata
immer
podiceps
auritus
grisegena
nigricollis
erythrorhyncos
auritus
lentiginosus
exilis
herodias
alba
thula
caerulea
ibis
virescens
nycticorax
albifrons
caerulescens
canadensis
olor
buccinator
columbianus
sponsa
strepera
americana
rubripes
platyrhyncos
discors
clypeata
acuta
crecca
valisineria
americana
collaris
marila
affinis
histrionicus
perspicillata
fusca
nigra
hyemalis
albeola
clangula
cucullatus
merganser
serrator
jamaicensis
aura
haliaetus
leucocephalus
cyaneus
striatus
cooperii
gentilis
lineatus
platypterus
swainsoni
jamaicensis
lagopus
chrysaetos
sparverius
columbarius
rusticolus
peregrinus
colchicus
canadensis
umbellus
phasianellus
gallopavo
virginianus
elegans
limicola
carolina
noveboracensis
chloropus
americana
canadensis
squatarola
semipalmatus
melodus
dominica
vociferus
americana
melanoleuca
flavipes
macularia
solitaria
longicauda
semipalmatus
phaeopus
haemastica
fedoa
interpres
canutus
alba
pusilla
mauri
melanotos
fuscicollis
bairdii
minutilla
maritima
alpina
himantopus
subruficollis
griseus
scolopaceus
gallinago
minor
tricolor
lobatus
fulicaria
pomarinus
parasiticus
atricilla
pipixcan
minutus
delawarensis
argentatus
philadelphia
thayeri
glaucoides
fuscus
hyperboreus
marinus
sabini
tridactyla
caspia
hirundo
forsteri
niger
livia
macroura
erythropthalmus
americanus
alba
asio
virginianus
varia
otus
flammeus
scandiaca
ulula
funereus
nebulosa
acadicus
minor
vociferus
pelagica
colubris
alcyon
erythrocephalus
carolinus
varius
pubescens
villosus
arcticus
auratus
pileatus
cooperi
virens
flaviventris
virescens
alnorum
traillii
minimus
phoebe
crinitus
verticalis
tyrannus
ludovicianus
excubitor
griseus
solitarius
flavifrons
gilvus
philadelphicus
olivaceus
canadensis
cristata
brachyrhynchos
corax
alpestris
subis
bicolor
serripennis
riparia
pyrrhonota
rustica
atricapillus
hudsonicus
bicolor
canadensis
carolinensis
americana
ludovicianus
aedon
troglodytes
platensis
palustris
satrapa
calendula
caerulea
sialis
fuscescens
ustulatus
guttatus
mustelina
migratorius
townsendi
minimus
naevius
carolinensis
polyglottos
rufum
vulgaris
rubescens
cedrorum
garrulus
celata
pinus
chrysoptera
peregrina
ruficapilla
americana
petechia
pensylvanica
magnolia
tigrina
caerulescens
coronata
virens
fusca
dominica
pinus
kirtlandii
discolor
palmarun
castanea
cerulea
varia
striata
ruticilla
citrea
vermivorus
aurocapillus
noveboracensis
motacilla
formosus
agilis
philadelphia
trichas
citrina
pusilla
canadensis
virens
olivacea
rubra
erythrophthalmus
passerina
pallida
pusilla
gramineus
grammacus
sandwichensis
savannarum
henslowii
leconteii
melodia
lincolnii
georgiana
albicollis
querula
arborea
leucophrys
Illaca
lapponicus
hyemalis
nivalis
cardinalis
ludovicianus
cyanea
americana
oryzivorus
phoeniceus
magna
neglecta
xanthocephalus
carolinus
cyanocephalus
quiscula
ater
spurius
galbula
purpureus
mexicanus
enucleator
curvirostra
leucoptera
pinus
tristis
vespertinus
flammea
hornemanni
domesticus
Source:   Michigan Bird Records Committee, consistent with the checklist from the American Ornithologists Union (excluding casuals & accidentals),  http://www.umd.umich.edu/dept/rouge_river/Checklist.html.

 

F I S H E S   - 146 Species

Petromuyzontidae




Acipenseridae
Lepisosteidae

Amiidae
Hiodontidae
Anguillidae
Clupeidae

Cyprinidae






































Cobitidae
Catostomidae














Ictaluridae








Esocidae


Umbridae
Osmeridae
Salmonidae
















Percopsidae
Aphredoderidae
Gadidae
Cyprinodontidae


Poeciliidae
Atherinidae
Gasterosteidae


Cottidae



Percichthyidae

Centrarchidae











Percidae














Sciaenidae
Gobiidae
LAMPREY, CHESTNUT
LAMPREY, NORTHERN BROOK
LAMPREY, SILVER
LAMPREY, AMERICAN BROOK
LAMPREY, SEA
STURGEON, LAKE
GAR, SPOTTED (gar-pike)
GAR, LONGNOSE (gar-pike)
BOWFIN
MOONEYE
EEL, AMERICAN
ALEWIFE
SHAD, GIZZARD (hickory shad)
CENTRAL STONEROLLER
GOLDFISH
DACE, REDSIDE
CHUB, LAKE
SHINER, SPOTFIN
CARP, COMMON (German carp)
MINNOW, BRASSY
SHINER, STRIPED
SHINER, COMMON
SHINER, REDFIIN
CHUB, SILVER
DACE, PEARL
CHUB, HORNYHEAD
CHUB, RIVER (horned dace)
SHINER, GOLDEN
CHUB, BIGEYE
SHINER, PUGNOSE
SHINER, EMERALD
MINNOW, SILVERJAW (shiner)
SHINER, IRONCOLOR
SHINER, BIGMOUTH
SHINER, BLACKCHIN
SHINER, BLACKNOSE
SHINER, SPOTTAIL
SHINER, SILVER
SHINER, ROSYFACE
SHINER, SAND
SHINER, WEED
SHINER, MIMIC
MINNOW, PUGNOSE (shiner)
MINNOW, SUCKERMOUTH
DACE, NORTHERN REDBELLY
DACE, SOUTHERN REDBELLY
DACE, FINESCALE
MINNOW, BLUNTNOSE
MINNOW, FATHEAD
DACE, BLACKNOSE
DACE, LONGNOSE
CHUB, CREEK (horned dace)
ORIENTAL WEATHERFISH
QUILLBACK
SUCKER, LONGNOSE (redside, sturgeon sucker)
SUCKER, WHITE (mullet)
CHUBSUCKER, CREEK
CHUBSUCKER, LAKE
SUCKER, NORTHERN HOG (hogmolly)
BUFFALO, BIGMOUTH
BUFFALO, BLACK
SUCKER, SPOTTED
REDHORSE, SILVER
REDHORSE, RIVER
REDHORSE, BLACK
REDHORSE, GOLDEN
REDHORSE, SHORTHEAD
REDHORSE, GREATER
BULLHEAD, BLACK
BULLHEAD, YELLOW
BULLHEAD, BROWN
CATFISH, CHANNEL
STONECAT
MADTOM, TADPOLE
MADTOM, MARGINED
MADTOM, BRINDLED
CATFISH, FLATHEAD
PICKEREL, GRASS (mud pickerel)
PIKE, NORTHERN
MUSKELLUNGE
MUDMINNOW, CENTRAL
SMELT, RAINBOW
HERRING, LAKE (cisco)
WHITEFISH, LAKE
BLOATER (chub)
CISCO, DEEPWATER (chub)
KIYI (chub)
CISCO, BLACKFIN (chub)
CISCO, SHORTJAW (chub)
SALMON, PINK (humpback)
SALMON, COHO (silver)
TROUT, RAINBOW (steelhead, bow)
SALMON, CHINOOK (king)
WHITEFISH, PYGMY
WHITEFISH, ROUND (menominee)
SALMON, ATLANTIC
TROUT, BROWN (brownie)
TROUT, BROOK (speckled trout)
TROUT, LAKE (mackinaw, siscowit)
TROUT-PERCH
PERCH, PIRATE
BURBOT (lawyer, eelpout)
BANDED KILLIFISH
TOPMINNOW, STARHEAD
TOPMINNOW, BLACKSTRIPE
MOSQUITOFISH, WESTERN (topminnow)
BROOK SILVERSIDE (skipjack)
STICKLEBACK, BROOK
STICKLEBACK, THREESPIINE
STICKLEBACK, NINESPINE
SCULPIN, MOTTLED
SCULPIN, SLIMY
SCULPIN, SPOONHEAD
SCULPIN, DEEPWATER
PERCH, WHITE
BASS, WHITE
BASS, ROCK (goggle-eye)
SUNFISH, GREEN
PUMPKINSEED (sunfish)
WARMOUTH (redeye, goggle-eye)
SUNFISH, ORANGE-SPOTTED (sunfish)
BLUEGILL (sunfish)
SUNFISH, LONGEAR (sunfish)
SUNFISH, REDEAR (shellcracker)
BASS, SMALLMOUTH (bronzeback)
BASS, LARGEMOUTH
CRAPPIE, WHITE (croppie, speck)
CRAPPIE, BLACK (croppie, speck, strawberry bass)
DARTER, EASTERN SAND
DARTER, GREENSIDE
DARTER, RAINBOW
DARTER, IOWA
DARTER, FANTAIL
DARTER, LEAST
DARTER, JOHNNY
DARTER, ORANGETHROAT
DARTER, BANDED
PERCH, YELLOW
LOGPERCH
DARTER, CHANNEL
DARTER, BLACKSIDE
SAUGER (pickerel)
WALLEYE (pickerel, walleyed pike)
DRUM, FRESHWATER (sheepshead)
GOBY, ROUND
GOBY, TUBENOSE
Ichthyomyzon
Ichthyomyzon
Ichthyomyzon
Lampetra
Petromyzon
Acipenser
Lipisosteus
Lipisosteus
Amia
Hiodon
Anguilla
Alosa
Dorosoma
Campostoma
Carassius
Clinostomus
Couesius
Cyprinella
Cyprinella
Hybognathus
Luxilus
Luxilus
Lythrurus
Macrhybopsis
Margariscus
Nocomis
Nocomis
Notemigonus
Notropis
Notropis
Notropis
Notropis
Notropis
Notropis
Notropis
Notropis
Notropis
Notropis
Notropis
Notropis
Notropis
Notropis
Opsopoeodus
Phenacobius
Phoxinus
Phoxinus
Phoxinus
Pimephales
Pimephales
Rhinichthys
Rhinichthys
Semotilus
Misgurnus
carpiodes
Catostomus
Catostomus
Erimyzon
Erimyzon
Hypentelium
Ictiobus
Ictiobus
Minytrema
Moxostoma
Moxostoma
Moxostoma
Moxostoma
Moxostoma
Moxostoma
Ameiurus
Ameiurus
Ameiurus
Ictalurus
Noturus
Noturus
Noturus
Noturus
Pylodictis
Esox
Esox
Esox
Umbra
Osmerus
Coregonus
Coregonus
Coregonus
Coregonus
Coregonus
Coregonus
Coregonus
Oncorhynchus
Oncorhynchus
Oncorhynchus
Oncorhynchus
Prosopium
Prosopium
Salmo
Salmo
Salvelinus
Salvelinus
Percopsis
Aphredoderus
Lota
Fundulus
Fundulus
Fundulus
Gambusia
Labidesthes
Culaea
Gasterosteus
Pungitius
Cottus
Cottus
Cottus
Myoxocephalus
Morone
Morone
Ambloplites
Lepomis
Lepomis
Lepomis
Lepomis
Lepomis
Lepomis
Lepomis
Micropterus
Micropterus
Pomoxis
Pomoxis
Ammocrypta
Etheostoma
Etheostoma
Etheostoma
Etheostoma
Etheostoma
Etheostoma
Etheostoma
Etheostoma
Perca
Percina
Percina
Percina
Stizostedion
Stizostedion
Aplodinotus
Neogobius
Proterorhinus
castaneus
fossor
unicuspis
appendix
marinus
fulvescens
oculatus
osseus
calva
tergisus
rostrata
pseudoharengus
cepedianum
anomalum
auratus
elongatus
plumbeus
spiloptera
carpio
hankinsoni
chrysocephalus
cornutus
umbratilis
storeriana
margarita
biguttatus
micropogon
crysoleucas
amblops
anogenus
atherinoides
buccatus
chalybaeus
dorsalis
heterodon
heterolepis
hudsonius
photogenis
rubellus
stramineus
texanus
volucellus
emiliae
mirabilis
eos
erythrogaster
neogaeus
notatus
promelas
atratulus
cataractae
atromaculatus
anguillicaudatus
cyprinus
catostomus
commersoni
oblongus
sucetta
nigricans
cyprinellus
niger
melanops
anisurum
carinatum
duquesnei
erythrurum
macrolepidotum
valenciennesi
melas
natalis
nebulosus
punctatus
flavus
gyrinus
insignis
miurus
olivaris
americanus
lucius
masquinongy
limi
mordax
artedi
clupeaformis
hoyi
johannae
kiyi
nigripinnis
zenithicus
gorbuscha
kisutch
mykiss
tshawytscha
coulteri
cylindraceum
salar
trutta
fontinalis
namaycush
omiscomaycus
sayanus
lota
diaphanus
dispar
notatus
affinis
sicculus
inconstans
aculeatus
pungitius
bairdi
cognatus
ricei
thompsoni
americana
chrysops
rupestris
cyanellus
gibbosus
gulosus
humilis
macrochirus
megalotis
microlophus
dolomieu
salmoides
annularis
nigromaculatus
pellucida
blennioides
caeruleum
exile
flabellare
microperca
nigrum
spectabile
zonale
flavescens
caprodes
copelandi
maculata
canadense
vitreum
grunniens
melanostomus
marmoratus
Source:   Sea Grant and MSU Extension lists.  Includes Great Lakes fishes. 

 

M A M M A L S  - 68 Species

Didelphidae
Soricidae





Talpidae

Vespertilionidae










Leporidae


Sciuridae








 
Castoridae
Dipodidae

Cricetidae







Muridae

Erethizontidae
Canidae



Ursidae
Procyonidae
Mustelidae







Mephitidae
Felidae


Cervidae
VIRGINIA OPOSSUM
ARCTIC SHREW
MASKED SHREW
SMOKY SHREW
PYGMY SHREW
WATER SHREW
NORTHERN SHORT-TAILED SHREW
LEAST SHREW
EASTERN MOLE
STAR-NOSED MOLE
NORTHERN MYOTIS (long-eared bat)
EASTERN SMALL-FOOTED MYOTIS
LITTLE BROWN BAT
INDIANA BAT
SILVER-HAIRED BAT
EASTERN PIPISTRELLE
BIG BROWN BAT
RED BAT
HOARY BAT
EVENING BAT
EASTERN COTTONTAIL
SNOWSHOE HARE
EUROPEAN HARE
EASTERN CHIPMUNK
LEAST CHIPMUNK
WOODCHUCK
FRANKLIN'S GROUND SQUIRREL
13-LINED GROUND SQUIRREL
GRAY SQUIRREL
FOX SQUIRREL
RED SQUIRREL
NORTHERN FLYING SQUIRREL
SOUTHERN FLYING SQUIRREL
BEAVER
MEADOW JUMPING MOUSE
WOODLAND JUMPING MOUSE
WHITE-FOOTED MOUSE
DEER MOUSE
SOUTHERN RED-BACKED VOLE
PRAIRIE VOLE
MEADOW VOLE
WOODLAND VOLE
MUSKRAT
SOUTHERN BOG LEMMING
NORWAY RAT
HOUSE MOUSE
PORCUPINE
COYOTE
GRAY WOLF
RED FOX
GRAY FOX
BLACK BEAR
RACCOON
MARTEN
FISHER
ERMINE
LONG-TAILED WEASEL
LEAST WEASEL
MINK
BADGER
NORTHERN RIVER OTTER
STRIPED SKUNK
BOBCAT
LYNX (Canada Lynx)
COUGAR
ELK
WHITE-TAILED DEER
MOOSE
Didelphis
Sorex
Sorex
Sorex
Sorex
Sorex
Blarina
Cryptotis
Scalopus
Condylura
Myotis
Myotis
Myotis
Myotis
Lasionycteris
Pipistrellus
Eptesicus
Lasiurus
Lasiurus
Nycticeius
Sylvilagus
Lepus
Lepus
Tamias
Tamias
Marmota
Spermophilus
Spermophilus
Sciurus
Sciurus
Tamiasciurus
Glaucomys
Glaucomys
Castor
Zapus
Napaeozapus
Peromyscus
Peromyscus
Clethrionomys
Microtus
Microtus
Microtus
Ondatra
Synaptomys
Rattus
Mus
Erethizon
Canis
Canis
Vulpes
Urocyon
Ursus
Procyon
Martes
Martes
Mustela
Mustela
Mustela
Mustela
Taxidea
Lutra
Mephitis
Lynx
Lynx
Felis
Cervus
Odocoileus
Alces
virginiana
arcticus
cinereus
fumeus
hoyi
palustris
brevicauda
parva
aquaticus
cristata
septentrionalis
leibii
lucifugus
solalis
noctivagans
sublfavus
fuscus
borealis
cinereus
humeralis
floridanus
americanus
europaeus
striatus
minimus
monax
franklinii
tridecemlineatus
carolinensis
niger
hudsonicus
sabrinus
volans
canadensis
hudsonicus
insignis
leucopus
maniculatus
gapperi
ochrogaster
pennsylanicus
pinetorum
zibethicus
cooperi
norvegicus
musculus
dorsatum
latrans
lupus
vulpes
cinereoargenteus
americanus
lotor
americana
pennanti
erminea
frenata
nivalis
vison
taxus
canadensis
mephitis
rufus
canadensis
concolor
elaphus
virginiana
alces
Source:   Primarily from Baker, R.H. Michigan Mammals, 1993, updated taxonomy from Whitaker & Hamilton, 1998.
Notes:  Myotis keenii is now M. septentrionalis (Whitaker & Hamilton, 1998).    European Hare; Lepus europaeus in Whitaker & Hamilton, L capensis in Baker.  Least chipmunk is Tamias in Whitaker & Hamilton and Eutamias in Baker.   Wolverine excluded in Whitaker & Hamilton.  Baker uses ‘Felis’ for bobcat and lynx, Whitaker & Hamilton use ‘Lynx’.  Baker includes Woodland Caribou and Bison and Whitaker & Hamilton do not.  Whitaker & Hamilton states extirpation dates for bison (~1800), caribou (~1915), and wolverine (~1860).  Cougar has been included due to many unofficial sightings in the U.P.

 

R E P T I L E S  - 30 Species

Chelydridae
Kinosternidae
Emydidae






Trionychidae
Scincidae
Teiidae
Colubridae
















V iperidae
SNAPPING TURTLE
COMMON MUSK TURTLE
SPOTTED TURTLE
WOOD TURTLE
EASTERN BOX TURTLE
BLANDING'S TURTLE
COMMON MAP TURTLE
PAINTED TURTLE
RED-EARED SLIDER
SPINY SOFTSHELL TURTLE
FIVE-LINED SKINK
SIX-LINED RACERUNNER
NORTHERN WATER SNAKE
NORTHERN COPPERBELLY SNAKE
QUEEN SNAKE
KIRTLAND'S SNAKE
EASTERN GARTER SNAKE
BUTLER'S GARTER SNAKE
NORTHERN RIBBON SNAKE
BROWN SNAKE
NORTHERN RED-BELLIED SNAKE
EASTERN SMOOTH GREEN SNAKE
BLUE RACER
BLACK RAT SNAKE
WESTERN FOX SNAKE
EASTERN FOX SNAKE
EASTERN MILK SNAKE
NORTHERN RINGNECK SNAKE
EASTERN HOGNOSE SNAKE
EAST MASSASAUGA RATTLESNAKE
Chelydra
Sternotherus
Clemmys
Clemmys
Terrapene
Emydoidea
Graptemys
Chrysemys
Trachemys
Apalone [Trionyx]
Eumeces
Cnemidophorus
Nerodia
Nerodia
Regina
Clonophis
Thamnophis
Thamnophis
Thamnophis
Storeria
Storeria
Liochlorophis
Coluber
Elaphe
Elaphe
Elaphe
Lampropeltis
Diadophis
Heterodon
Sistrurus
serpentina
odoratus
guttata
insculpta
carolina
blandingii
geographa
picta
scripta
spninfera
fasciatus
sexlineatus
sipedon
erythrogaster
septemvittata
kirtlandii
sirtalis
butleri
sauritus
dekayi
occipitomaculata
vernalis
constrictor
obsoleta
vulpina
gloydi
triangulum
punctatus
platirhinos
catenatus
Source:   MSU Extension:  Harding & Holman (1997).  Holman, Harding, Hensley, & Dudderar (1999).

 

A M P H I B I A N S  - 25 Species

Proteidae
Sirenidae
Salamandridae

Ambystomatidae




Plethodontidae

Bufonidae

Hylidae





Ranidae
MUDPUPPY
WESTERN LESSER SIREN
CENTRAL NEWT
RED-SPOTTED NEWT
SPOTTED SALAMANDER
BLUE-SPOTTED SALAMANDER
SMALL-MOUTHED SALAMANDER
MARBLED SALAMANDER
EASTERN TIGER SALAMANDER
RED-BACKED SALAMANDER
FOUR-TOED SALAMANDER
AMERICAN TOAD
FOWLER'S TOAD
BLANCHARD'S CRICKET FROG
WESTERN CHORUS FROG
BOREAL CHORUS FROG
NORTHERN SPRING PEEPER
GRAY TREEFROG
COPE'S GRAY TREEFROG
GREEN FROG
BULLFROG
NORTHERN LEOPARD FROG
PICKEREL FROG
MINK FROG
WOOD FROG
Necturus
Siren
Notophthalumus
Notophthalumus
Ambystoma
Ambystoma
Ambystoma
Ambystoma
Ambystoma
Plethodon
Hemidactylium
Bufo
Bufo
Acris
Pseudacris
Pseudacris
Pseudacris
Hyla
Hyla
Rana
Rana
Rana
Rana
Rana
Rana
maculosus
intermedia
viridescens
viridescens
maculatum
laterale
texanum
opacum
tigrinum
cinereus
scutatum
americanus
woodhousii
crepitans
triseriata
triseriata
crucifer
versicolor
chrysoscelis
clamitans
catesbeiana
pipens
palustris
septentrionalis
sylvatica
Source:   MSU Extension:  Harding & Holman (1999).

 

 

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