Mammals in the county

There are currently 42 species of mammal to be found in Derbyshire. There is further information about the status and identification of mammals, past and present, on this website.

Mammal taxonomy

Below is a little about the classification of mammals found currently and in recent times in Derbyshire. This shows the family groupings of mammals.

Rodentia (Rodents)

Wood, Harvest and House mouse, Bank, Field, and Water Vole, Dormouse (pictured), Brown Rat,   Red and Grey squirrel and the recently reintroduced beaver.

Insectivora (Insectivores)

Common, Water, Pygmy Shrews, Mole and Hedgehog (pictured).

Lagomorpha (Rabbits and hares)

Rabbit, Brown Hare (pictured), Mountain Hare.

Carnivora (Carnivores)

Fox, Badger, Otter, Pine marten, American Mink, Polecat, Stoat, Weasel (pictured)

Chiroptera (Bats)

There are twelve species of bat recorded in Derbyshire, with Barbastelle as a recent new species for the county. The illustration shows a Pipistrelle.

Artiodactyla (even toed ungulates)

Deer, including Red, Roe, Fallow (pictured), Muntjac.