A review of Lebanese mammals. Carnivora, Pinnipedia, Hyracoidea and Artiodactyla


  • *Protions of this study were supported by grants from the Arts and Sciences Rockefeller Research Committee, American University Beirut, and the United States Public Health Service (grant number AI 05512).


Mammals belonging to the orders Carnivora, Pinnipedia and Hyracoidea collected in the Republic of Lebanon during the past seven years in conjunction with an ectoparasite survey are reported. Keys to the species of Canidae and Mustelidae are presented. Thirteen species of verified occurrence within the political boundaries of Lebanon are discussed and five additional species, including members of the order Artiodactyla, of recent or possible occurrence are mentioned. Tables of external and cranial measurements are included.