White-faced Capuchin monkey, Cebus capucinus. Image credit: Murray Cooper

Evidence in the form of scat, tracks, and the occasional sighting provide the assurance that our six species of felines roam their territories here in the reserve. Common names are the Jaguarundi, Margay, Ocelot, Oncilla, Puma, and the western subspecies of Jaguar. In the morning, along with the chorus of birds, you are likely to be woken by the Ecuadorean Mantled Howler Monkey. He is the loudest, so can often be heard, and sometimes seen, in the canopy. The two other primates are the White-Headed Capuchins and the critically endangered Brown-Headed Spider Monkey. The only species of South American bear, the Spectacled Bear, inhabits the higher elevations of the reserve and is seen on occasion.

Other mammals include the Opossum, Nine-Banded Armadillo, Kinkajou, Tayra, Southern River Otter, Collared Peccary, Red Brocket Deer, Paca, Agouti, Spiny Pocket Mouse, Porcupine, Western Dwarf Squirrel, Red-Tailed Squirrel and many species of bats.

List of Mammal Species at Los Cedros

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URL photo record
Scientific name
Common-English
Common-Spanish
Ecuador Status
IUCN Status
Endemic?
Los Cedros record
Ecuador Red list date
IUCN assessment date
KBA trigger
updated 4July20
Akodon mollis Soft Grass Mouse Ratón campestre delicado LC LC no Bronsvoort BMdC. 1994. Small mammal diversity and habitat usage at Los Cedros Biological Reserve Ecuador. Masters Thesis, University of Wales Bangor, Wales, UK. 2011 10May2016
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9952457 Alouatta palliata aequatorialis Mantled howler monkey Mono aullador EN EN no Young-Owl M, Johnson RH, Jones AL, Namiki R, Richardon P. 1992. A preliminary survey of primates at the Los Cedros Biological Reserve, Ecuador. American Journal of Primatology 27: 65. 2011 30June2008
https://www.merlintuttle.org/2020/04/15/exploring-ecuadors-los-cedros-reserve/?fbclid=IwAR2fdis5wq5EGoYsxbBH-zewnqFiKPEytWjURvUK7dJBh4neHLf2-jIMmWc Anoura aequatoris Equatorial tailless bat Murciélago longirostro ecuatoriano NE LC no Merlin Tuttle. https://www.merlintuttle.org/2020/04/15/exploring-ecuadors-los-cedros-reserve/?fbclid=IwAR2fdis5wq5EGoYsxbBH-zewnqFiKPEytWjURvUK7dJBh4neHLf2-jIMmWc 2011 07Feb2019
Anoura caudifer Tailed tailless bat Murciélago longinostro LC LC no Zambrano RH. 2012. Evaluación de los límites entre especies en murciélagos del género Anoura en Ecuador. Licenciado en Ciencias Biológicas Disertación, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador Quito, Ecuador. 2011 17Mar2016
https://www.merlintuttle.org/2020/04/15/exploring-ecuadors-los-cedros-reserve/?fbclid=IwAR2fdis5wq5EGoYsxbBH-zewnqFiKPEytWjURvUK7dJBh4neHLf2-jIMmWc Anoura peruana Peruvian tailless bat Murciélago sin cola peruano LC LC no Merlin Tuttle. https://www.merlintuttle.org/2020/04/15/exploring-ecuadors-los-cedros-reserve/?fbclid=IwAR2fdis5wq5EGoYsxbBH-zewnqFiKPEytWjURvUK7dJBh4neHLf2-jIMmWc 2011 07Feb2019
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/17720174 Ateles fusciceps Brown-Headed Spider Monkey Mono araña de cabeza marrón CR CR endemic Tirira D. 2004. Present status of the brown-headed spider monkey (Ateles fusciceps Gray, 1866) (Primates: Atelidae) in Ecuador. Lyonia 6(2): 18-24. 2011 30June2008 KBA trigger
https://vimeo.com/111281783 Cabassous centralis Northern naked tailed armadillo Armadillo de cola desnuda de occidente VU DD no Los Cedros records: Video https://vimeo.com/111281783 2011 02Oct2013
https://www.merlintuttle.org/2020/04/15/exploring-ecuadors-los-cedros-reserve/?fbclid=IwAR2fdis5wq5EGoYsxbBH-zewnqFiKPEytWjURvUK7dJBh4neHLf2-jIMmWc Carollia brevicauda Silky short-tailed bat Murciélago sedoso de cola corta LC LC no Merlin Tuttle. https://www.merlintuttle.org/2020/04/15/exploring-ecuadors-los-cedros-reserve/?fbclid=IwAR2fdis5wq5EGoYsxbBH-zewnqFiKPEytWjURvUK7dJBh4neHLf2-jIMmWc 2011 05July2016
https://www.merlintuttle.org/2020/04/15/exploring-ecuadors-los-cedros-reserve/?fbclid=IwAR2fdis5wq5EGoYsxbBH-zewnqFiKPEytWjURvUK7dJBh4neHLf2-jIMmWc Carollia castanea Chestnut Short-Tailed Bat Murciélago castaño de cola corta LC LC no Merlin Tuttle. https://www.merlintuttle.org/2020/04/15/exploring-ecuadors-los-cedros-reserve/?fbclid=IwAR2fdis5wq5EGoYsxbBH-zewnqFiKPEytWjURvUK7dJBh4neHLf2-jIMmWc 2011 14Mar2016
https://www.merlintuttle.org/2020/04/15/exploring-ecuadors-los-cedros-reserve/?fbclid=IwAR2fdis5wq5EGoYsxbBH-zewnqFiKPEytWjURvUK7dJBh4neHLf2-jIMmWc Carollia perspicillata Short-tailed fruit bat Murciélago común de cola corta LC LC no Merlin Tuttle. https://www.merlintuttle.org/2020/04/15/exploring-ecuadors-los-cedros-reserve/?fbclid=IwAR2fdis5wq5EGoYsxbBH-zewnqFiKPEytWjURvUK7dJBh4neHLf2-jIMmWc 2011 20July2015
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9952559 Cebus capucinus White-Headed Capuchin Mono capuchino de cara blanca VU LC no Young-Owl M, Johnson RH, Jones AL, Namiki R, Richardon P. 1992. A preliminary survey of primates at the Los Cedros Biological Reserve, Ecuador. American Journal of Primatology 27: 65. 2011 30June2008
https://www.merlintuttle.org/2020/04/15/exploring-ecuadors-los-cedros-reserve/?fbclid=IwAR2fdis5wq5EGoYsxbBH-zewnqFiKPEytWjURvUK7dJBh4neHLf2-jIMmWc Chiroderma salvini Salvin's big-eyed bat Murciélago de ojos grandes de Salvin LC LC no Merlin Tuttle. https://www.merlintuttle.org/2020/04/15/exploring-ecuadors-los-cedros-reserve/?fbclid=IwAR2fdis5wq5EGoYsxbBH-zewnqFiKPEytWjURvUK7dJBh4neHLf2-jIMmWc 2011 20July2015
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9752408 Choloepus hoffmanni Hoffmann's Two-toed Sloth Perezoso DD LC no https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9752408 2011 06Oct2013
Coendou quichua Quichua porcupine Puerco espín quichua VU DD no Los Cedros Records, often including camera trap photos 2011 10June2016
https://vimeo.com/92200427 Cuniculus paca Lowland or Spotted Paca Guanta de tierras bajas NT LC no Los Cedros records: Video https://vimeo.com/92200427 2011 01Mar2016
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9734304 Dasyprocta punctata Central American Agouti Agutí centroamericano/Guatusa LC LC no Los Cedros records: Video https://vimeo.com/92200427 2011 10June2016
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9734135 Dasypus novemcinctus Nine-Banded Armadillo Armadillo de nueve bandas LC LC no Los Cedros records: Video https://vimeo.com/92200427 2011 02Oct2013
https://www.merlintuttle.org/2020/04/15/exploring-ecuadors-los-cedros-reserve/?fbclid=IwAR2fdis5wq5EGoYsxbBH-zewnqFiKPEytWjURvUK7dJBh4neHLf2-jIMmWc Dermanura rava (syn=Artibeus ravus ) Pygmy fruit-eating bat Murciélago frutero chico NE LC no Merlin Tuttle. https://www.merlintuttle.org/2020/04/15/exploring-ecuadors-los-cedros-reserve/?fbclid=IwAR2fdis5wq5EGoYsxbBH-zewnqFiKPEytWjURvUK7dJBh4neHLf2-jIMmWc 2011 12July2016
https://www.merlintuttle.org/2020/04/15/exploring-ecuadors-los-cedros-reserve/?fbclid=IwAR2fdis5wq5EGoYsxbBH-zewnqFiKPEytWjURvUK7dJBh4neHLf2-jIMmWc Desmodus rotundus Common vampire bat Murciélago vampiro común LC LC no Merlin Tuttle. https://www.merlintuttle.org/2020/04/15/exploring-ecuadors-los-cedros-reserve/?fbclid=IwAR2fdis5wq5EGoYsxbBH-zewnqFiKPEytWjURvUK7dJBh4neHLf2-jIMmWc 2011 20July2015
Eira barbara Tayra Cabeza de mate VU LC no Los Cedros Records, often including camera trap photos 2011 01Mar2015
https://vimeo.com/111281783 Herpailurus yagouaroundi Jaguarundi Yaguarundi DD LC no Los Cedros records: Video https://vimeo.com/111281783 2011 09May2014
Heteromys australis Southern Spiny Pocket Mouse Ratón bolsero austral LC LC no Anderson RP, Jarrín-V. P. 2002. A new species of spiny pocket mouse (Heteromyidae: Heteromys) endemic to western Ecuador. American Museum Novitiates 3382: 1-26. 2011 08Sept2016
https://vimeo.com/92200427 Leopardus pardalis Ocelot Ocelote NT LC no Los Cedros records: Video https://vimeo.com/92200427 2011 10May2014
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9907310 Leopardus tigrinus Northern tiger cat Tigrillo chico VU VU no Los Cedros Records, often including camera trap photos 2011 25May2016 KBA trigger
https://vimeo.com/92200427 Leopardus wiedii Margay Gato tigre o margay VU NT no Los Cedros records: Video https://vimeo.com/92200427 2011 10May2014
Lontra longicaudis Neotropical Otter Gato de Agua VU NT no Los Cedros Records, often including camera trap photos 2011 01June2014
https://vimeo.com/92200427 Mazama rufina Little Red Brocket Deer Corzuela roja pequeña VU VU no Los Cedros records: Video https://vimeo.com/92200427 2011 20June2015 KBA trigger
https://www.merlintuttle.org/2020/04/15/exploring-ecuadors-los-cedros-reserve/?fbclid=IwAR2fdis5wq5EGoYsxbBH-zewnqFiKPEytWjURvUK7dJBh4neHLf2-jIMmWc Mesophylla macconnelli MacConnell's bat Murciélago de Macconnell LC LC no Merlin Tuttle. https://www.merlintuttle.org/2020/04/15/exploring-ecuadors-los-cedros-reserve/?fbclid=IwAR2fdis5wq5EGoYsxbBH-zewnqFiKPEytWjURvUK7dJBh4neHLf2-jIMmWc 2011 20July2015
https://www.merlintuttle.org/2020/04/15/exploring-ecuadors-los-cedros-reserve/?fbclid=IwAR2fdis5wq5EGoYsxbBH-zewnqFiKPEytWjURvUK7dJBh4neHLf2-jIMmWc Micronycteris hirsuta Hairy big-eared bat Murciélago orejón crestado LC LC no Merlin Tuttle. https://www.merlintuttle.org/2020/04/15/exploring-ecuadors-los-cedros-reserve/?fbclid=IwAR2fdis5wq5EGoYsxbBH-zewnqFiKPEytWjURvUK7dJBh4neHLf2-jIMmWc 2011 09Aug2016
https://www.merlintuttle.org/2020/04/15/exploring-ecuadors-los-cedros-reserve/?fbclid=IwAR2fdis5wq5EGoYsxbBH-zewnqFiKPEytWjURvUK7dJBh4neHLf2-jIMmWc Micronycteris megalotis Little big-eared bat Murciélago orejudo común LC LC no Merlin Tuttle. https://www.merlintuttle.org/2020/04/15/exploring-ecuadors-los-cedros-reserve/?fbclid=IwAR2fdis5wq5EGoYsxbBH-zewnqFiKPEytWjURvUK7dJBh4neHLf2-jIMmWc 2011 20July2015
Microryzomys altissimus Highland Small Rice Rat Ratón arrocero altísimo LC LC no Bronsvoort BMdC. 1994. Small mammal diversity and habitat usage at Los Cedros Biological Reserve Ecuador. Masters Thesis, University of Wales Bangor, Wales, UK. 2011 11Aug2016
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/17719968 Microsciurus mimulus Western Dwarf Squirrel Ardilla enana de occidente NT LC no Los Cedros records: Video https://vimeo.com/111281783 2011 26Jan2016
https://www.merlintuttle.org/2020/04/15/exploring-ecuadors-los-cedros-reserve/?fbclid=IwAR2fdis5wq5EGoYsxbBH-zewnqFiKPEytWjURvUK7dJBh4neHLf2-jIMmWc Myotis oxyotus Montane myotis Myotis mantano LC LC no Merlin Tuttle. https://www.merlintuttle.org/2020/04/15/exploring-ecuadors-los-cedros-reserve/?fbclid=IwAR2fdis5wq5EGoYsxbBH-zewnqFiKPEytWjURvUK7dJBh4neHLf2-jIMmWc 2011 05Mar2018
https://vimeo.com/111281783 Nasua narica White-nosed Coati Coatí de nariz blanca LC LC no Los Cedros records: Video https://vimeo.com/111281783 2011 18Feb2015
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/17719475 Nasuella olivacea Western Mountain Coati Coatí andino DD NT no https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9957884 2011 17May2015
Neacomys tenuipes Narrow-footed Bristly Mouse Ratón espinoso de Thomas VU LC no Bronsvoort BMdC. 1994. Small mammal diversity and habitat usage at Los Cedros Biological Reserve Ecuador. Masters Thesis, University of Wales Bangor, Wales, UK. 2011 12Aug2016
Panthera onca centralis Jaguar, western subspecies Jaguar CR* NE no Tirira D, Paredes K, Mariscal A, Nogales F 2007. Segundo taller de capacitación de parabiólogos: Manual de apoyo. Cristóbal Colón, Esmeraldas: Primenet and Darwin INitiatve. 2011
https://vimeo.com/92200427 Pecari tajacu Collared Peccary Pecarí de collar NT LC no Los Cedros records: Video https://vimeo.com/92200427 2011 24June2011
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/12889693 Philander opossum (syn=Philander melanurus) Gray four-eyed opossum Raposa gris de cuatro ojos LC LC no Bronsvoort BMdC. 1994. Small mammal diversity and habitat usage at Los Cedros Biological Reserve Ecuador. Masters Thesis, University of Wales Bangor, Wales, UK. 2011 07Jun2016
https://www.merlintuttle.org/2020/04/15/exploring-ecuadors-los-cedros-reserve/?fbclid=IwAR2fdis5wq5EGoYsxbBH-zewnqFiKPEytWjURvUK7dJBh4neHLf2-jIMmWc Platyrrhinus umbratus (syn=Platyrrhinus nigellus) Shadowy broad-nosed bat Murciélago de nariz ancha sombreado LC DD no Merlin Tuttle. https://www.merlintuttle.org/2020/04/15/exploring-ecuadors-los-cedros-reserve/?fbclid=IwAR2fdis5wq5EGoYsxbBH-zewnqFiKPEytWjURvUK7dJBh4neHLf2-jIMmWc 2011 28June2016 KBA trigger
https://www.merlintuttle.org/2020/04/15/exploring-ecuadors-los-cedros-reserve/?fbclid=IwAR2fdis5wq5EGoYsxbBH-zewnqFiKPEytWjURvUK7dJBh4neHLf2-jIMmWc Platyrrhinus vittatus Greater broad-nosed bat Murciélago grande de nariz ancha NE LC no Merlin Tuttle. https://www.merlintuttle.org/2020/04/15/exploring-ecuadors-los-cedros-reserve/?fbclid=IwAR2fdis5wq5EGoYsxbBH-zewnqFiKPEytWjURvUK7dJBh4neHLf2-jIMmWc 2011 20July2015
Potos flavus Kinkajou Cusumbo LC LC no Los Cedros Records, often including camera trap photos 2011 01Mar2015
https://vimeo.com/92200427 Puma concolor Puma (Mountain lion) Puma VU LC no Los Cedros records: Video https://vimeo.com/92200427 2011 17Apr2014
Reithrodontomys mexicanus (syn=Reithrodontomys soederstroemi) Mexican Harvest Mouse Ratón cosechador ecuatoriano LC LC no Bronsvoort BMdC. 1994. Small mammal diversity and habitat usage at Los Cedros Biological Reserve Ecuador. Masters Thesis, University of Wales Bangor, Wales, UK. 2011 01Aug2016
https://www.merlintuttle.org/2020/04/15/exploring-ecuadors-los-cedros-reserve/?fbclid=IwAR2fdis5wq5EGoYsxbBH-zewnqFiKPEytWjURvUK7dJBh4neHLf2-jIMmWc Rhinophylla alethina Hairy Little Fruit Bat Murciélago frutero pequeño peludo DD NT no Merlin Tuttle. https://www.merlintuttle.org/2020/04/15/exploring-ecuadors-los-cedros-reserve/?fbclid=IwAR2fdis5wq5EGoYsxbBH-zewnqFiKPEytWjURvUK7dJBh4neHLf2-jIMmWc 2011 08Nov2017
https://vimeo.com/92200427 Sciurus granatensis (syn=Notosciurus granatensis) Red-Tailed Squirrel Ardilla de cola roja LC LC no Los Cedros records: Video https://vimeo.com/92200427 2011 07Aug2016
https://www.merlintuttle.org/2020/04/15/exploring-ecuadors-los-cedros-reserve/?fbclid=IwAR2fdis5wq5EGoYsxbBH-zewnqFiKPEytWjURvUK7dJBh4neHLf2-jIMmWc Sturnira bakeri Baker's yellow-shouldered bat Murciélago de hombros amarillos de Baker NE LC no Merlin Tuttle. https://www.merlintuttle.org/2020/04/15/exploring-ecuadors-los-cedros-reserve/?fbclid=IwAR2fdis5wq5EGoYsxbBH-zewnqFiKPEytWjURvUK7dJBh4neHLf2-jIMmWc 2011 15Aug2018
https://www.merlintuttle.org/2020/04/15/exploring-ecuadors-los-cedros-reserve/?fbclid=IwAR2fdis5wq5EGoYsxbBH-zewnqFiKPEytWjURvUK7dJBh4neHLf2-jIMmWc Sturnira ludovici Highland Yellow-Shouldered Bat Murciélago de hombros amarillos de Occidente LC LC no Merlin Tuttle. https://www.merlintuttle.org/2020/04/15/exploring-ecuadors-los-cedros-reserve/?fbclid=IwAR2fdis5wq5EGoYsxbBH-zewnqFiKPEytWjURvUK7dJBh4neHLf2-jIMmWc 2011 15Mar2016
https://www.merlintuttle.org/2020/04/15/exploring-ecuadors-los-cedros-reserve/?fbclid=IwAR2fdis5wq5EGoYsxbBH-zewnqFiKPEytWjURvUK7dJBh4neHLf2-jIMmWc Sturnira luisi Luis' yellow-shoulderd bat Murciélago de hombros amarillos de Luis LC LC no Merlin Tuttle. https://www.merlintuttle.org/2020/04/15/exploring-ecuadors-los-cedros-reserve/?fbclid=IwAR2fdis5wq5EGoYsxbBH-zewnqFiKPEytWjURvUK7dJBh4neHLf2-jIMmWc 2011 18Aug2018
Sturnira tildae Tilda's yellow-shouldered bat Murciélago de hombros amarillos de Tilda LC LC no Merlin Tuttle. https://www.merlintuttle.org/2020/04/15/exploring-ecuadors-los-cedros-reserve/?fbclid=IwAR2fdis5wq5EGoYsxbBH-zewnqFiKPEytWjURvUK7dJBh4neHLf2-jIMmWc 2011 4Jul2016
Sylvilagus brasiliensis Tapiti, or Forest Cottontail Rabbit Conejo silvestre LC EN no Tirira D, Paredes K, Mariscal A, Nogales F 2007. Segundo taller de capacitación de parabiólogos: Manual de apoyo. Cristóbal Colón, Esmeraldas: Primenet and Darwin INitiatve. 2011 01Jun2018
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/12889776 Thomasomys sp1 Bronsvoort BMdC. 1994. Small mammal diversity and habitat usage at Los Cedros Biological Reserve Ecuador. Masters Thesis, University of Wales Bangor, Wales, UK. 2011
Thomasomys sp2 Bronsvoort BMdC. 1994. Small mammal diversity and habitat usage at Los Cedros Biological Reserve Ecuador. Masters Thesis, University of Wales Bangor, Wales, UK. 2011
Thomasomys sp3 Bronsvoort BMdC. 1994. Small mammal diversity and habitat usage at Los Cedros Biological Reserve Ecuador. Masters Thesis, University of Wales Bangor, Wales, UK. 2011
https://www.merlintuttle.org/2020/04/15/exploring-ecuadors-los-cedros-reserve/?fbclid=IwAR2fdis5wq5EGoYsxbBH-zewnqFiKPEytWjURvUK7dJBh4neHLf2-jIMmWc Thyroptera tricolor Spix's disk-winged bat Murciélago con ventosas de Spix LC LC no Merlin Tuttle. https://www.merlintuttle.org/2020/04/15/exploring-ecuadors-los-cedros-reserve/?fbclid=IwAR2fdis5wq5EGoYsxbBH-zewnqFiKPEytWjURvUK7dJBh4neHLf2-jIMmWc 2011 20July2015
https://vimeo.com/111281783 Tremarctos ornatus Spectacled Bear Oso andino EN VU no Los Cedros records: Video https://vimeo.com/111281783 2011 02Feb2016 KBA trigger