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ALL LIST OF JAPANESE WILD ANIMALS

Thanks for :
ABE Hisashi "A pictorial guide to the mammals of Japan" 1994, Tokai Unv. press
KOMIYA Teruyuki "Mammals in Japan" 2002, Gakusyu-kenkyu co.
Markku Savela "Lepidoptera and some other life forms" website
Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan "Animal Diversity Web" website

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Japanese common name
(* extinct, + import)
Scientific name English common name Japanese sub species name

Syokutyu moku INSECTIVORA Insectivores return to top

Togari Nezumi ka
Soricidae Shrews
1 Chibi togari nezumi Sorex minutissimus Least Siberian Shrew Tokyo togari Nezumi
2 Hime Togari Nezumi Sorex gracillimus Slender Shrew
3 Azumi Togari Nezumi Sorex hosonoi Azumi Shrew
4 Togari Nezumi Sorex caecutiens Shrewmouse Honsyu Togarinezumi, Ezo Togarinezumi, Shikoku Togarinezumi
5 Sado Togari Nezumi Sorex sadonis Sado Shrew
6 Ooashi Togari Nezumi Sorex unguiculatus Long-clawed Shrew
7 Kawa Nezumi Chimarrogale himalayica Himalayan Water Shrew
8 Ko Jinezumi Crocidura suaveolens Lesser White-toothed Shrew Tyousen Ko Jinezumi
9 Onaga Jinezumi Crocidura horsfieldii Long-tailed White-toothed Shrew Watase Jinezumi
10 Jinezumi Crocidura dsinezumi Japanese White-toothed Shrew
11 Orii Jinezumi Crocidura orii Orii's White-toothed Shrew
12 Jyakou Nezumi Suncus murinus House Musk Shrew Ryukyu Jyakou Nezumi

Mogura ka
Talpidae Moles
13 Hime Himizu Dymecodon pilirostris Lesser Japanese Shrew-mole
14 Himizu Urotrichus talpoides Greater Japanese Shrew-mole
15 Mizura Mogura Euroscaptor mizura Japanese Mountain Mole
16 Senkaku Mogura Nesoscaptor uchidai "Senkaku" Mole
17 Azuma Mogura Mogera wogura Lesser Japanese Mole Ko Mogura
18 Sado Mogura Mogera tokudae Sado Mole Echigo Mogura
19 Koube Mogura Mogera robusta Large Japanese Mole

Yokusyu moku CHIROPTERA Bats return to top

Oo Koumori ka
Pteropodidae Fruit Bats
20 Kubiwa Oo Koumori Pteropus dasymallus Ryukyu Flying Fox Erabu Oo Koumori, Daitou Oo Koumori, Orii Oo Koumori, Yaeyama Oo Koumori
21 Okinawa Oo Koumori * Pteropus loochoensis "Okinawa" Flying Fox
22 Ogasawara Oo Koumori Pteropus pselaphon Bonin Flying Fox

Kikugashira Koumori ka
Rhinolophidae Horseshoe Bats
23 Kikugashira Koumori Rhinolophus ferrumequinum Horseshoe Bat
24 Ko Kikugashira Koumori Rhinolophus cornutus Least Horseshoe Bat
25 Okinawa Ko Kikugashira Koumori Rhinolophus pumilus "Okinawa" Least Horseshoe Bat
26 Yaeyama Ko Kikugashira Koumori Rhinolophus perditus "Yaeyama" Least Horseshoe Bat

Kagura Koumori ka
Hipposideridae Leaf-nosed Bats
27 Kagura Koumori Hipposideros turpis Leaf-nosed Bat

Hina Koumori ka
Vespertilionidae Vespertilionid Bats
28 Kuroaka Koumori Myotis formosus Hodgson's Mouse-eared Bat
29 Momojiro Koumori Myotis macrodactylus Japanese Large-footed Bat
30 Daubenton Koumori Myotis daubentonii Daubenton's Bat
31 Hoohige Koumori Myotis mystacinus Whiskered Bat
32 Kuro Hoohige Koumori Myotis pruinosus Black Whiskered Bat
33 Yanbaru Hoohige Koumori Myotis yanbarensis "Yanbaru" Whiskered Bat
34 Hime Hoohige Koumori Myotis ikonnikovi Ikonnikov's Bat
35 Kaguya Koumori Myotis frater Fraternal Myotis
36 Noren Koumori Myotis nattereri Natterer's Bat
37 Abura Koumori Pipistrellus abramus Japanese pipistrelle
38 Mori Abura Koumori Pipistrellus endoi Endo's Pipistrelle
39 Ooabura Koumori Pipistrellus savii Savi's Pipistrelle
40 Ogasawara Abura Koumori * Pipistrellus sturdeei Bonin pipistrelle
41 Kita Kubiwa Koumori Eptesicus nilssonii Northern Bat Hime Horikawa Koumori
42 Kubiwa Koumori Eptesicus japonensis Japanese Serotines
43 Yama Koumori Nyctalus aviator Japanese Noctule Bat
44 Ko Yama Koumori Nyctalus furvus Noctule Bat
45 Hina Koumori Vespertilio superans Asian Particolored Bat Touyou Hina Koumori
46 Hime-Hina Koumori Vespertilio murinus Particolored Bat
47 Chichibu Koumori Barbastella leucomelas Eastern Barbastelle
48 Usagi Koumori Plecotus auritus Long-eared Bat
49 Yubinaga Koumori Miniopterus fuliginosus Eastern Bent-winged Bat
50 Ko Yubinaga Koumori Miniopterus fuscus Ryukyu Bent-winged Bat
51 Tengu Koumori Murina leucogaster Tube-nosed Bat
52 Ryukyu Tengu Koumori Murina ryukyuana Ryukyu Tube-nosed Bat
53 Ko Tengu Koumori Murina ussuriensis Japanese Lesser Tube-nosed Bat
54 Kuchiba Tengu Koumori Murina tenebrosa Gloomy Tube-nosed Bat

Ohiki Koumori ka
Molossidae Free-tailed Bats
55 Ohiki Koumori Tadarida insignis European Free-tailed Bat
56 Sumiiro Ohiki Koumori Tadarida latouchei "Sumi-iro" Free-tailed Bat

Reityou moku PRIMATES Primates return to top

Onaga Zaru ka
Cercopithecidae Old-world Monkeys
57 Nihon Zaru Macaca fuscata Japanese Macaque
58 Taiwan Zaru + Macaca cyclopis Formosan Macaque

Usagi moku LAGOMORPHA Lagomorphs return to top

Naki Usagi ka
Ochotonidae Pikas
59 Naki Usagi Ochotona hyperborea Northern Pika Ezo Naki Usagi

Usagi ka
Leporidae Rabbits and Hares
60 Amamino Kuro Usagi Pentalagus furnessi Amami Rabbit
61 Yuki Usagi Lepus timidus Mountain Hare Ezo Yuki Usagi
62 Nousagi Lepus brachyurus Japanese Hare
63 Ana Usagi + Oryctolagus cuniculus Rabbit

Gesshi moku RODENTIA Rodents return to top

Risu ka
Sciuridae Squirrels
64 Taiwan Risu + Callosciurus erythraeus Golden-backed Suirrel
65 Kita Risu Sciurus vulgaris Red Squirrel Ezo Risu
66 Nihon Risu Sciurus lis Japanese Squirrel
67 Shima Risu Tamias sibiricus Siberian Chipmunk Ezo Shima Risu
68 Hondo Momonga Pteromys momonga Japanese Small Flying Squirrel
69 Tairiku Momnga Pteromys volans Eurasian Small Fying Squirrel Ezo Momonga
70 Musasabi Petaurista leucogenys Japanese Giant Flying Squirrel

Yamane ka
Gliridae Dormice
71 Yamane Glirulus japonicus Japanese Dormouse

Nezumi ka
Muridae Typical Mice and Rats
72 Tairiku Yachi Nezumi Clethrionomys rufocanus Grey Red-backed Vole Ezo Yachi Nezumi
73 Mukuge Nezumi Clethrionomys rex "Mukuge" Red-backed Vole
74 Hime Yachi Nezumi Clethrionomys rutilus Northern Red-backed Vole Mikado Nezumi
75 Yachi Nezumi Eothenomys andersoni Japanese Red-backed Vole Niigata Yachi Nezumi, Touhoku Yachi Nezumi, Wakayama Yachi Nezumi
76 Smith Nezumi Eothenomys smithii Smith's Red-backed Vole
77 Hata Nezumi Microtus montebelli Japanese Field Vole
78 Muskrat + Ondatra zibethicus Muskrat
79 Kaya Nezumi Micromys minutus Harvest Mouse
80 Sesuji Nezumi Apodemus agrarius Striped field mouse
81 Hime Nezumi Apodemus argenteus Small Japanese Field Mouse
82 Hantou Aka Nezumi Apodemus peninsulae Korean Field Mouse Karafuto Aka Nezumi
83 Aka Nezumi Apodemus speciosus Large Japanese Field Mouse
84 Toge Nezumi Tokudaia osimensis Spiny Rat Okinawa Toge Nezumi, Tokuno Shima Toge Nezumi
85 Dobu Nezumi Rattus norvegicus Brown Rat
86 Kuma Nezumi Rattus rattus Black Rat Nihon Kuma Nezumi
87 Kenaga Nezumi Diplorthrix legata Ryukyu Long-tailed Giant rat
88 Hatsuka Nezumi Mus musculus House Mouse
89 Okinawa Hatsuka Nezumi Mus caroli Ryukyu House Mouse

Nutria ka +
Myocastoridae Nutrias
90 Nutria + Myocastor coypus Nutria

Syokuniku moku CARNIVORA Carnivores return to top

Kuma ka
Ursidae Bears
91 Hokkyoku Guma Ursus maritimus Polar Bear
92 Higuma Ursus arctos Brown Bear Ezo Higuma
93 Tsukinowa Guma Ursus thibetanus Asiatic Black Bear

Arai Guma ka +
Procyonidae Raccoons
94 Arai Guma + Procyon lotor Common Raccoon
95 Kanikui Arai Guma + Procyon cancrivorus Crab-eating Raccoon

Inu ka
Canidae Dogs and Foxes
96 Tanuki Nyctereutes procyonoides Raccoon Dog
97 Kitsune Vulpes vulpes Red Fox Hondo Gitsune, Kita Kitsune
98 Noinu + Canis familialis Dog
99 Ookami * Canis lupus Wolf Nihon Ookami *, Ezo Ookami *

Itachi ka
Mustelidae Weasels
100 Ten Martes melampus Japanese Marten Hondo Ten, Tsushima Ten
101 Kuro Ten Martes zibellina Sable Ezo Kuro Ten
102 Itachi Mustela itatsi Japanese Weasel Ko Itachi
103 Tyousen Itachi Mustela sibirica Siberian Weasel
104 Iizuna Mustela nivalis Least Weasel Nihon Iizuna, Kita Iizuna
105 Okojyo Mustela erminea Stoat Hondo Okojyo, Ezo Okojyo
106 Mink + Mustela vison American mink
107 Anaguma Meles meles Eurasian Badger Nihon Anaguma
108 Kawauso * Lutra lutra Eurasian River Otter Nihon Kawauso *
109 Rakko Enhydra lutris Sea otter

Jyakou Neko ka
Viverridae Civets
110 Hakubishin Paguma larvata Masked Musang
111 Java Mongoose + Herpestes javanicus Javanese Mongoose

Neko ka
Felidae Cats
112 Noneko + Felis catus Cat
113 Bengaru Yamaneko Felis bengalensis Leopard Cat Tsushima Yamaneko
114 Iriomote Yamaneko Felis iriomotensis Iriomote Wild Cat

Guutei moku ARTIODACTYLA Even-toed Ungulates return to top

Inoshishi ka
Suidae Pigs
115 Inoshishi Sus scrofa Wild Boar Nihon Inoshishi, Ryukyu Inoshishi

Shika ka
Cervidae Deer
116 Nihon Jika Cervus nippon Shika Deer Yaku Shika, Tsushima Jika, Kyusyu Jika, Honsyu Jika, Ezo Shika
117 Kyon + Muntiacus reevesi Reeve's Muntjac
118 Yagi + Capra hircus Domestic Goat

Ushi ka
Bovidae Bovidae
119 Kamoshika Capricornis crispus Japanese Serow

Kikyaku moku PINNIPEDIA Pinnipedia return to top

Ashika ka
Otariidae Sea Lions
120 Ashika Zalophus californianus Sea-lion Nihon Asika *
121 Todo Eumetopias jubatus Steller's Sea-lion
122 Ottosei Callorthinus ursinus Northern Fur Seal

Seiuchi ka
Odobenidae Walruses
123 Seiuchi Odobenus rosmarus Walrus

Azarashi ka
Phocidae Seals
124 Zenigata Azarashi Phoca vitulina Common seal (Harbour Seal)
125 Gomafu Azarashi Phoca largha Larga Seal (Spotted Seal)
126 Wamon Azarashi Phoca hispida Ringed Seal
127 Kurakake Azarashi Histriophoca fasciata Ribbon Seal
128 Agohige Azarashi Erignathus barbatus Bearded Seal

Kaigyuu moku SIRENIA Sea-cows return to top

Jyugon ka
Dugongidae Dugong
129 Jyugon Dugong dugon Dugong

Kujira moku CETACEA Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises return to top

Semi Kujira ka
Balaenidae Bowhead whales
130 Hokkyoku Kujira Balaena mysticetus Bowhead whale
131 Semi Kujira Balaena glacialis North Pacific right whale

Koku Kujira ka
Eschrichtidae Gray whales
132 Koku Kujira Eschrichtius robustus Gray whale

Nagasu Kujira ka
Balaenopteridae Rorqual whales
133 Shironagasu Kujira Balaenoptera musculus Blue whale
134 Nagasu Kujira Balaenoptera physalus Fin whale
135 Iwashi Kujira Balaenoptera borealis Sei whale
136 Nitari Kujira Balaenoptera edeni Bryde's whale
137 Minku Kujira Balaenoptera acutorostrata Common minke whale
138 Tsunoshima Kujira Balaenoptera omurai Omura's whale
139 Zatou Kujira Megaptera novaeangliae Humpback whale

Makkou Kujira ka
Physeteridae Sperm whales
140 Makkou Kujira Physeter marcrocephalus Sperm whale

Ko Makkou ka
Kogiidae Pygmy sperm whales
141 Ko Makkou Kogia breviceps Pygmy sperm whale
142 Ogawa Ko Makkou Kogia simus Dwarf sperm whale

Akabou Kujira ka
Ziphiidae Beaked whales
143 Akabou Kujira Ziphius carvirostris Cuvier's beaked whale
144 Taiheiyou Akabou Modoki Indopacetus pacificus Longman's beaked whale
145 Ougiha Kujira Mesoplodon stejnegeri Stejneger's beaked whale
146 Hubbs Ougiha Kujira Mesoplodon carlhubbsi Hubbs' beaked whale
147 Kobuha Kujira Mesoplodon densirostris Blainville's beaked whale
148 Ityouha Kujira Mesoplodon ginkgodens Ginkgo-toothed beaked whale
149 Tsuchi Kujira Berardius bairdii Bairds beaked whale

Ikkaku ka
Monodontidae Narwhal and beluga
150 Ikkaku Monodon Monoceros Nawhal
151 Shiro Iruka Delphinapterus leucas White whale (Beluga)

Ma Iruka ka
Delphinidae Dolphins
152 Shachi Orcinus orca Orca
153 Kobire gondou Globicephala macrorhynchus Short finned pilot whale Shio Gondou, Ma Gondou
154 Hirenaga Gondou Globicephala melas Long finned pilot whale
155 Oki Gondou Pseudorca crassidens False killer whale
156 Yume Gondou Feresa attenuata Pygmy killer whale
157 Kazuha Gondou Peponocephala electra Melon headed whale
158 Hana Gondou Grampus griseus Risso's dolphin
159 Ma Iruka Delphinus delphis Short beaked common dolphin
160 Hase Iruka Delphinus capensis Long beaked common dolphin
161 Suji Iruka Stenella coeruleoalba Striped dolphin
162 Madara Iruka Stenella attenuata Pantropical spotted dolphin
163 Hashinaga Iruka Stenella longirostris Spinner dolphin
164 Handou Iruka Tursiops truncatus Bottlenose dolphin Minami Handou Iruka
165 Kama Iruka Lagenorhynchus obliquidens Pacific white-sided dolphin
166 Semi Iruka Lissodelphis borealis Northen right whale dolphin
167 Shiwaha Iruka Steno bredanensis Rough toothed dolphin
168 Sarawaku Iruka Lagenodelphis hosei Fraser's dolphin

Nezumi Iruka ka
Phocoenidae True porpoises
169 Nezumi Iruka Phocoena phocoena Harber porpoise
170 Ishi Iruka Phocoenoides dalli Dall's porpoise Rikuzen Iruka
171 Sunameri Neophocaena phocaenoides Finless porpoise

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(1) INSECTIVORA | (2) CHIROPTERA 1 | (3) CHIROPTERA 2 | (4) PRIMATES, LAGOMORPHA, RODENTIA 1 | (5) RODENTIA 2
(6) CARNIVORA | (7) PINNIPEDIA, SIRENIA, ARTIODACTYLA | (8) CETACEA 1 | (9) CETACEA 2 | ALL LIST


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