Vertebrate Species of Ohio Dominican University's Campus

By Blake Mathys

This table contains all non-avian vertebrate species documented on Ohio Dominican's campus since January of 2012. The full bird list can found at eBird, and currently (August 2015) contains 117 species. These lists are based on field trips with my Ecology, Environmental Science, General Biology, and Ichthyology classes, as well as my time exploring campus.


Birds in-the-hand

Animals on campus

Students doing field work and research

Family Common Name Scientific Name
Soricidae Northern Short-tailed Shrew Blarina brevicauda
Cervidae White-tailed Deer Odocoileus virginianus
Procyonidae Raccoon Procyon lotor
Canidae Coyote Canis latrans
Red Fox Vulpes vulpes
Sciuridae Eastern Gray Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis
Fox Squirrel Sciurus niger
Eastern Chipmunk Tamias striatus
Groundhog Marmota monax
Cricetidae White-footed Mouse Peromyscus leucopus
Deer Mouse Peromyscus maniculatus
Didelphidae Opossum Didelphis virginiana
Family Common Name Scientific Name
Plethodontidae Ravine Salamander Plethodon electromorphus
Hylidae Northern Gray Treefrog Hyla versicolor
Ranidae Green Frog Lithobates clamitans
Emydidae Northern Map Turtle Graptemys geographica
Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina
Colubridae Brown Snake Storeria dekayi
Eastern Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis
Family Common Name Scientific Name
Cyprinidae Bluntnose Minnow Pimephales notatus
Fathead Minnow Pimephales promelas
Stoneroller Campostoma anomalum
Suckermouth Minnow Phenacobius mirabilis
Spotfin Shiner Cyprinella spiloptera
Sand Shiner Notropis stramineus
Silver Shiner Notropis photogenis
Western Blacknose Dace Rhinichthys obtusus
Common Carp Cyprinus carpio
Catostomidae Northern Hog Sucker Hypentelium nigricans
Common White SuckerCatostomus commersonii
Golden RedhorseMoxostoma erythrurum
River CarpsuckerCarpiodes carpio
Atherinopsidae Brook Silverside Labidesthes sicculus
Ictaluridae Yellow Bullhead Ameiurus natalis
Brindled MadtomNoturus miurus
Fundulidae Blackstripe Topminnow Fundulus notatus
Centrarchidae Longear Sunfish Lepomis megalotis
Bluegill Lepomis macrochirus
Smallmouth Bass Micropterus dolomieu
Rock Bass Ambloplites rupestris
Percidae Greenside Darter Etheostoma blennioides
Rainbow Darter Etheostoma caeruleum
Banded Darter Etheostoma zonale
Johnny Darter Etheostoma nigrum
Logperch Percina caprodes