Ocean City Land Mammals and Mammalogy

Welcome to the Ocean City Land Mammals and Mammalogy (the study of mammals) page, here we will document through photographs and videos the Land Mammals we have found around the Ocean City Maryland USA area…

What are Land Mammals?
Mammals are vertebrates (backboned animals) that feed their young on mother’s milk. Mammals possess hair, have three middle ear bones, mammary glands, and a neocortex (a region of the brain) that regulates body temperature and the circulatory system, including the four-chambered heart.

Learn more about Land Mammals on Wikipedia or at Kid Zone’s All About Mammals

Digging a little deeper into Scientific Classifications or Taxonomy of Land Mammals:

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Superclass: Tetrapoda
Clade: Mammaliaformes
Class: Mammalia

*Note: Though we break down Mammals for our Ocean City Animals Project to Land Mammals and Marine Mammals, they are of the same taxonomy to the Class level.

Check out eNature’s How to ID a Mammals… Click Here!

How Many Species Of Land Mammals Are There?

There are about 4,000 types of Mammals in alive in the world today, this is a combination of both land and marine mammals. More research is needed to break this number out for how many are land animals, when we have the number we will add it here.

How Many Types of Land Mammals are in Maryland?

The Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources identifies approximately 21 different categories of Land Mammals, about 73 different species, you can review the list… Click Here!

How many types of Ocean City Land Mammals are there?

There is currently no known listing of the number of type of Land Mammals in the Ocean City, MD area. Watch this page, with your assistance we will update it often.

Ocean City Land Mammals

Select the Order of Land Mammal to see the ones we have found to date in the Ocean City MD area…

Cottontail Rabbit (Lepus sylvaticus) | Ocean City Land Mammals
(Rabbits, Hares, Pikas)

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