Monthly Archives: December 2009


Under construction May 2011 RODENTS AND HARES Collared Pika, Snowshoe Hare, and Alaskan Hare are not rodents, but are small prey animals and are grouped here for convenience.  ORDER RODENTIA (the rodents) Alaska Marmot (Marmota broweri) Arctic Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus parryii) Beaver (Castor canadensis) Hoary Marmot (Marmota caligata) Muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus) Northern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys […]


Under construction May 2011 MARINE MAMMALS Suborder/superfamily Pinnipedia (the pinnipeds) Family Otarvidae (the otarvids) Northern Fur Seal (Callorhinus ursinus) Steller Sea Lion (Eumetopias jubatus) Family Phocidae (the phocids=earless seals) Bearded Seal (Erignathus barbatus) Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina) Ribbon Seal (Phoca fasciata) Ringed Seal (Phoca hispida) Spotted Seal (Phoca largha) LENGTH: Sea lion and fur seal […]


Under construction May 2011 HOOFED MAMMALS ORDER ARTIODACTYLA (the even-toed ungulates) Family Cervidae (the cervids) Caribou/ Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) Moose (Alces alces) Roosevelt Elk/ Olympic Elk (Cervus Canadensis Roosevelt) Sitka Black-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus hemionus sitkensis) Family Bovidae (the bovids) American Bison ( Bison bison) Calf/ Cattle (Bos Taurus) Dall Sheep (Ovis dalli dalli) Mountain Goat […]


Under construction May 2011 CANINES AND FELINES ORDER CARNIVORA (the carnivores) Family Canidae (the canids) Arctic Fox (Alopex lagopus) Coyote (Canis latrans incolatus) Dog (Canis lupus familiaris) Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) Wolf (Canis lupus) LENGTH: Coyote, dog, and wolf had a lot of variability in guard hair length (up to 120-150mm), but the arctic fox […]


Under construction May 2011 WEASELS ORDER CARNIVORA (the carnivores) Family Mustelidae (the mustelids) Fisher (Martes pennati) Least Weasel (Mustela nivalis) American Marten (Martes americana) Mink (Neovison vison) River Otter (Londra canadensis) Sable (Martes zibellina) Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris) Short-tailed Weasel (Mustela erminea) Wolverine (Gulo gulo) LENGTH: Most of the weasel guard hair is under 60mm […]