Nevada's Animals

Nevada has a wide variety of unique and interesting animals. Click on the different types of animals you would like to learn more about. From there, you will find detailed fact sheets on certain critters, and quick facts on others that call Nevada home.

Click on the link or scroll down to learn more about Nevada's Animals.
Mammals Reptiles Fish Birds Amphibians

Endangered Species

Looking for more information about Endangered Species in Nevada? Visit Nevada's Natural Heritage Program web site or the Nevada's U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Endangered Species web page.


Mammal Fact SheetWhat's a Mammal?

A mammal is a warm-blooded vertebrate (has a backbone) that can self-regulate its body temperature, has hair, and the females have mammae (milk producing organs). There are more than 4,000 living species of mammals, including humans.


ReptilesWhat's a Reptile?

A reptile is a cold-blooded, usually egg laying vertebrate (has a backbone) that has an outer covering of scales or horny plates and breathes with lungs.

Fish & Aquatics

FishWhat's a Fish?

A fish is a cold-blooded aquatic vertebrate (has a backbone) that has fins, gills and a streamlined body.


BirdWhat's a Bird?

A bird is a warm-blooded, feathered vertebrate (has a backbone) that lays eggs and has wings.

Quick Amphibian Facts

AmphibiansWhat's an Amphibian?

An amphibian is a cold-blooded, smooth skinned vertebrate (has a backbone) that typically are hatched in the water and breathe through gills and metamorphosize, or change into, an adult that breathes with air-breathing lungs.

Download your guide to Nevada's Frogs and Toads PDF. Learn how to tell the difference between frogs and toads, and how to identify them when you're out and about.