This is a list of the mammal species recorded in Portugal.There are well over 100 mammal species in Portugal, 86 are mentioned on this page, of which 2 are critically endangered, 2 are endangered, 11 are vulnerable, and 1 is near-threatened.. The following tags are used to highlight each species' conservation status as assessed by the IUCN:
Portugal is regarded as having some of the most biodiverse habitats in the world. Another interesting aspect to the animal life native to Portugal is the island populations. Because individuals were cut off from other mainland populations generations ago, these specimens grew into unique species after years of restricted breeding.
Most of Portugal was once covered by forests. Today, only a quarter of the country remains forested. While some native species, such as the cork tree are still common, many plants are foreign species and were introduced by humans. Farming and hunting have reduced the numbers of wild animals living in Portugal.
Portugal is the home to many endangered species of animals, such as the fin whale, the monk seal, the med monk seal and the northen right seal.
Wildlife of Portugal. Portugal: Wildlife – Britannica Online Encyclopedia. The wildlife of Portugal is a mixture of European and North African types. As in Spain, the wild goat, wild pig, and deer can be found in the countryside. The wolf survives in the remote parts of the far north and northeast, and the lynx inhabits the Malcata Mountains.
Insects known solely from Portugal include the Madeiran Speckled Wood , the Azores Grayling (European Lepidoptera), 34 moth species from the Azores , a bumblebee Bombus maderensis (Madeira Wind Birds), a longhorned beetle Crotchiella brachyptera , a ground beetle Trechus terceiranus , a predaceous diving beetle Meladema lanio , a flightless ...
Wildlife. The fauna of Portugal is a mixture of European and North African types. As in Spain, the wild goat, wild pig, and deer can be found in the countryside.The wolf survives in the remote parts of the far north and northeast, and the lynx inhabits the Malcata Mountains.
A-Z animal listings of animals found in Portugal, in Europe. A-Z animal listings organised by location (continent/country/ocean). A-Z Animals, an online animal encyclopedia where you can learn about all your favourite animals, and even some you may have never heard of!
The national animal of Portugal is the Iberian wolf. The country has a national bird as well, which is the Barcelos cock. The Iberian wolf is becoming increasingly endangered as humans expand and take up the land they need to survive. Portugal has a home for wolves that have been displaced or cannot live in the wild anymore called the Iberian ...
Portugal is in the southwest corner of Europe, and our Mediterranean weather offers many similarities to the weather found from Southern California to Oregon. So we have some plants in common. I find that there are many plants native to Portugal that I like to use in my designs.