Table 1.

Taxonomic composition of the new species of mammals (excluding marine species) discovered since 1993

OrderFamilies with new speciesGenera with new speciesNew speciesNew species with restricted distributionNew species probably at at risk of extinction
Afrosoricida221282
Artiodactyla5911**71
Carnivora122*22
Macroscelidae11111
Chiroptera84494*756
Cingulata11110
Dasyuromorpha146*20
Didelphimorphia258*80
Diprodontia2611*112
Erinaceomorpha11110
Lagomorpha23530
Monotremata11110
Paucituberculata111*11
Peramelemorphia112*20
Pilosa11110
Primates91655*5110
Rodentia1687174*294
Soricomorpha2922**172
TOTAL5719540822134
  • There are new taxa up to the family levels. Some orders have either more (*) or fewer (**) new species than expected by their species richness.