Natural History Museum Checklist of Mammalia

This checklist details the accepted scientific names and common names of British mammals. It includes those from Britain, Eire, the Isles of Scilly and the Channel Islands. The British mammal fauna is well documented and this list was compiled using the r

This is a dynamic, maintained version of the list. It is based upon a version of the list that was prepared for the NHM intranet in 2000.

This list contains 114 species

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Last updated:
15 February 2011 
are different scientific names that pertain to the same taxon, for example two names for the same species. One basic principle of zoological nomenclature is that the earliest correctly published and available name (the senior synonym) takes precedence and must be used for the taxon, if no other restrictions interfere.
Common name:
A common name of an organism (also known as a vernacular name, colloquial name, trivial name, trivial epithet, country name, or farmer's name) is a name in general use within a community; it is often contrasted with a scientific name.
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