This is a list of the mammal species recorded in the Marshall Islands
. There are 6 mammal species in the Marshall Islands
, of which 0 are critically endangered, 0 are endangered, 1 is vulnerable, and 0 are near-threatened.This list is derived from the IUCN Red List
which lists species of mammals and includes those mammals that have recently been classified as extinct (since 1500 AD). The taxonomy and naming of the individual species is based on those used in existing Wikipedia articles as of 21 May 2007 and supplemented by the common names and taxonomy from the IUCN, Smithsonian Institute, or University of Michigan where no Wikipedia article was available.
The following tags are used to highlight each species' conservation status as assessed by the IUCN
Some species were assessed using an earlier set of criteria. Species assessed using this system have the following instead of Near Threatened and Least Concern categories:
Order: Cetacea (whales)
The order Cetacea includes whales
. They are the mammals most fully adapted to aquatic
life with a spindle-shaped nearly hairless body, protected by a thick layer of blubber, and forelimbs and tail modified to provide propulsion underwater.