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Countries with the most number of mammal species



Total | Amphibians | Birds | Mammals | Reptiles | Vascular Plants




Total number of mammal species, by country


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Note, this data dates to 2004, but is the most recent available on a global scale. If you are aware of more up-to-date data, please contact us.

Indonesia667
Brazil578
Mexico544
China502
United States468
Colombia467
Peru441
Congo, Dem Rep430
India422
Kenya407
Australia376
Argentina375
Tanzania375
Bolivia361
Uganda360
Venezuela353
Ecuador341
Malaysia337
Cameroon322
South Africa320
Sudan302
Thailand300
Angola296
Russian Fed296
Nigeria290
Myanmar288
Ethiopia288
Viet Nam279
Papua New Guinea260
Zambia255
Ghana249
Panama241
Guyana237
Costa Rica232
Côte d'Ivoire229
Mozambique228
Philippines222
Zimbabwe222
Laos215
Guinea215
Canada211
Malawi207
Rwanda206
Suriname203
Nepal203
Honduras201
French Guiana198
Sierra Leone197
Pakistan195
Guatemala193
Namibia192
Senegal191
Central African Rep187
Liberia183
Somalia182
Nicaragua181
Togo175
Japan171
Botswana169
Paraguay168

Source: World Conservation Monitoring Centre of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP-WCMC), 2004. Species Data (unpublished, September 2004).

Total | Amphibians | Birds | Mammals | Reptiles | Vascular Plants


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