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MI mammals

Marsupials, Soricomorphia, Chiroptera

Speciescharacteristics
Virginia Opossum Infraclass Metatheria, order Didelphimorphia (double womb shape), family Didelphidae, Didelphis virginiana, 50 teeth (more than any MI mammal), mandible curved up at front, large sagittal crest, range: LP, west UP
Arctic shrew Infraclass Eutheria, order Soricomorphia (insect eater), familySoricidae, Sorex arcticus, skull= red-tipped teeth, no zygomatic arch, gray belly, brown top, range: UP only
Masked shrew Infraclass Eutheria, order Soricomorphia (insect eater), familySoricidae, Sorex cinereus, long tail, pointed face, small, range: statewide
Pygmy shrew Infraclass Eutheria, order Soricomorphia (insect eater), family Soricidae, Sorex hoyi, range: UP and northern LP
Water shrew Infraclass Eutheria, order Soricomorphia (insect eater), family Soricidae, Sorex palustris, range: UP and northern LP
Short-tailed shrew Infraclass Eutheria, order Soricomorphia (insect eater), family Soricidae, Blarina brevicauda, large with short tail, silvery, range: statewide
Hairy-tailed mole Infraclass Eutheria, order Soricomorphia (insect eater), family Talpidae, Parascalops breweri, dark brown, long body, short tail, range: Not in MI- Ontario eastward
Star-nosed mole Infraclass Eutheria, order Soricomorphia (insect eater), familyTalpidae, Condylura crystata, large front feet, flat nose, long tail, brown, range: Statewide
Eastern mole Infraclass Eutheria, order Soricomorphia (insect eater), family Talpidae, Scalopus aquaticus, very large, grayish light brown hair (splotchy), large feet with claws, range: LP
Little brown bat Infraclass Eutheria, order Chiroptera (winged hands), family Vespertilionidae, Myotis lucifugus, ulna less than or equal to 40mm, range statewide
Northern bat Infraclass Eutheria, order Chiroptera (winged hands), family Vespertilionidae, Myotis septentrionalis, range: statewide
Indiana bat Infraclass Eutheria, order Chiroptera (winged hands), family Vespertilionidae, Myotis sodalis, southern LP
Red bat Infraclass Eutheria, order Chiroptera (winged hands), family Vespertilionidae, Lasiurus borealis, range: statewide, frosted hair
Hoary bat Infraclass Eutheria, order Chiroptera (winged hands), family Vespertilionidae, Lasiurus cinerius, range: statewide
Big brown bat Infraclass Eutheria, order Chiroptera (winged hands), family Vespertilionidae, Eptesicus fuscus, reddish brown, dark wings, ulna greater than or equal to 41mm, range: statewide
Created by: jebeard