Mammal Collection

 

This is a basic list of the mammal specimens in our collection.  Use the ‘Find’ function in your browser to search for specific species (on PCs hit Ctrl F).

 

 

Example Record
Catalog Number Common Name Scientific Name Number of specimens
Date Collected Collector
County Precise Location Collection Notes
1 Silver-haired Bat Lasionycteris noctivagans 1
09/12/1958 Helen Bartlett
Nantucket Mothball Cottage “Died in captivity 5 Oct, 1958 after entering cottage 9 Sept, 1958”
2 Meadow Jumping Mouse Zapus hudsonius 1
10/11/1958 James Clinton Andrews
Nantucket Ice Pond Lot N/A
3 Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina 1
N/A James Clinton Andrews
Nantucket Nantucket N/A
4 White-footed Mouse Peromyscus leucopus 1
01/09/1959 James Clinton Andrews
Nantucket “3rd Point, Coatue” N/A
5 Meadow Vole Microtus pennsylvanicus 1
01/24/1959 Dana Perkins
Nantucket Nantucket “Cat kill, “”Puff”””
6 Masked Shrew Sorex cinereus 1
02/04/1959 James Clinton Andrews
Nantucket Ice Pond Lot N/A
7 Hoary Bat Lasiurus cinereus 1
09/01/1959 N/A
Nantucket Nantucket N/A
8 Eastern Mole Scalopus aquaticus 1
08/09/1960 James Clinton Andrews
Nantucket corner of Crooked Lane & Madaket Rd Dead on road
9 House Mouse Mus musculus 1
02/11/1961 Edith F. Andrews
Nantucket 3 Stone Alley Cought in trap in house
10 Eastern Red Bat Lasiurus borealis 1
08/29/1966 Eileen McGrath
Nantucket “7 Milk St, Hinchman House” Found on fire screen of chimney; died soon after capture
11 Gray Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis 1
06/02/1982 Col. E. Meteolf
Nantucket Quident N/A
13 Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus 1
01/05/1987 Marcia Litchfield
Nantucket “Milestone Rd, between Madaquecham Rd & Russell’s Way” Dead on Road
14 Meadow Vole Microtus pennsylvanicus 1
10/27/1987 Edith F. Andrews
Nantucket “in bird “”condo””” Small puncture in the back; kind made by the talon of a hawk; injury to side behind head; possibly dropped by hawk
15 Silver-haired Bat Lasionycteris noctivagans 1
08/25/1987 Peter Dunwiddie
Nantucket Lost Farm off of Hummock Pond Rd Found in Peter’s bed in tower of farmhouse; would not fly away; died in late Sept 1987
17 Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus 1
02/10/1988 Marcia Litchfield
Nantucket “Milestone Rd, west of Tom Nevers” “Dead on Rd, south side”
18 Eastern Red Bat Lasiurus borealis 1
05/14/1976 Ginger Andrews
Nantucket Ice Pond Lot “Dog kill, “”Sharik”””
19 Short-tailed Shrew Blarina brevicauda 1
07/24/1988 Bridget & Cecilia Maple
Nantucket “7 Milk st, Hinchman House” Found dead in turtle pond
20 Short-tailed Shrew Blarina brevicauda 1
09/22/1962 Edith F. Andrews
Nantucket Nantucket Swifty- dog
25 masked shrew Sorex cinereus 1
07/01/1999 Edith F. Andrews
Nantucket Ice Pond Lot “Cat kill, “”Fitch”””
26 Masked Shrew Sorex cinereus 1
07/10/2003 Edith F. Andrews
Nantucket Ice Pond Lot Dead on ground on west side of house
29 Risso’s Dolphin Grampus griseus 1
N/A James Clinton Andrews
Nantucket Nantucket N/A
30 White-tailed Deer Odocoileus virginianus 1
06/08/2000 Rick Newman
Nantucket Nantucket Found dead with only a few other bones
31 Seal N/A 1
06/21/2000 Ruth Aorale
Nantucket Dionis Dead on Beach
32 Masked Shrew Sorex cinereus 1
05/18/1996 Edith F. Andrews
Nantucket Public Way off of Squam Rd Dead on Road
33 Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina 1
08/01/1998 Rick Newman
Nantucket Eel Point N/A
34 Eastern Mole Scalopus aquaticus 1
07/04/1980 N/A
Nantucket Eel Point N/A
35 Cottontail Rabbit Sylvilagus sp. 1
07/12/1981 Edith F. Andrews
Nantucket Ice Pond Lot N/A
36 Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus 1
02/16/1997 Edie Ray
Nantucket “Low Beach, Sia sconset” Dead on beach
37 Cottontail Rabbit Sylvilagus sp. 1
N/A Mark B. Epstein
Nantucket Nantucket “1980, no date”
38 Cottontail Rabbit Sylvilagus sp. 1
N/A N/A
Nantucket Nantucket 1980
39 Boar N/A 1
06/01/2008 John and Susan Weatherley
Nantucket “14 Milk St, under house” Bones found under house; house was moved to 14 Milk after the Revolutionary War
40 Bottlenosed Dolphin Tursiops truncates 1
06/01/2005 Ruud Krom
Nantucket Cisco Beach N/A
41 Eastern Mole Scalopus aquaticus 1
07/04/1980 Edith F. Andrews
Nantucket Eel Point Found dying in road after being dug out by dog
42 Domestic Cat Felis silvestris catus 1
06/11/2001 N/A
Nantucket Old Sconset Dump N/A
43 Muskeget Vole Microtus breweri 1
04/21/1965 “Frank W. Maurer, Jr.”
Nantucket Muskeget Trapped
44 Short-tailed Shrew Blarina brevicauda 1
05/25/2012 Will Halik
Nantucket “Boys and Girls Club, town” Found dead in art room

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