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mammals of bylot island

A total of 19 mammal species have been surveyed on Bylot Island

• The mammal list is based upon observations from our field team as well as from the work of Zoltai et al. (1983)*.

 

RODENTIA

Brown Lemming (Lemmus sibiricus)
Collared Lemming (Dicrostonyx torquatus)

 

LAGOMORPHA

Arctic Hare (Lepus arcticus)

 

CARNIVORA

Wolf (Canis lupus)
Arctic Fox (Alopex lagopus)
Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)
Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus)
Ermine (Mustela erminea)
Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus)
Bearded Seal (Erignathus barbatus)
Harbour Seal (Phoca vitulina)
Harp Seal (Phoca groenlandica)
Hooded Seal (Cystophora cristata)
Ringed Seal (Phoca hispida)

 

CETACEA

Bowhead Whale (Balaena mysticetus)
Beluga (Delphinapterus leucas)
Narwhal (Monodon monoceros)
Killer Whale (Orcinus orca)

 

ARTIODACTYLA

Caribou (Rangifer tarandus)

Collared Lemming variable © Austin Reed

Arctic Hare - Lièvre arctique © Joël Bêty

young Arctic Fox - jeune Renard arctique © Joël Bêty

Polar Bear - Ours polaire © Catherine A. Gagnon

Ermine - Hermine © Joël Bêty

Caribou © Joël Bêty

* ZOLTAI, S. C., K. J. MCCORMICK, AND G. W. SCOTTER. 1983. A natural resource survey of Bylot Island and adjacent Baffin Island, Northwest Territories. Parks Canada, Ottawa, Ontario. 176 p.