Sutton Park Records
Vertebrates other than Birds (Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles and Mammals)

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Content last updated: 23 Jun 2017

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Notes on the Species
  Location(s) Comment on the Record  
CLASS OSTEICHTHYES   bony fish  
ORDER PETROMYZIFORMES  
Lampetra planeri   Brook Lamprey Extinct. L 1954
  M.S. Holliday 1954 SP0996 Longmoor Stream between Rowton's Well and Longmoor Pool One, det. by K.M. Lightfoot.  
ORDER ISOSPONDYLI  
Salmo trutta trutta   Brown Trout Fairly common. P 1995
  S. Bodnar 1995  
ORDER HAPLONI  
Esox lucius   Pike Very common. P 1995
  S. Bodnar 1995  
ORDER OSTARIOPHYSI  
Gobio gobio   Gudgeon Uncommon. P 1990~
  S. Bodnar 1990~  
Tinca tinca   Tench Common. P 1995
  S. Bodnar 1995  
Phoxinus phoxinus   Minnow Extinct. L 1965-
  J.C.W. Field & P.W. James 1965-  
Scardinius erythrophthalmus   Rudd Rare. P 1990~
  S. Bodnar 1990~  
Leuciscus cephalus   Chub Common, but localised. P 1995~
  S. Bodnar 1995~  
Cobitis taenia   Spined Loach Doubtful. D
  J.C.W. Field & P.W. James 1965-  
Family Cyprinidae  
Cyprinus carpio   Carp Common. P 1998-
  N. Walker 1997/1998 SP0998 Little Bracebridge  
Abramis brama   Bream Common. P 1998-
  N. Walker 1997/1998 SP0998 Little Bracebridge  
Rutilus rutilus   Roach Very common. P 1998-
  N. Walker 1997/1998 SP0998 Little Bracebridge  
ORDER APODES  
Anguilla anguilla   Eel Not common. P 1995~
  S. Bodnar 1995~  
ORDER THORACOSTEI  
Family Gasterosteidae  
Gasterosteus aculeatus   Three-spined Stickleback Common. P 2013
  N. Walker 1997/1998 SP0998 Little Bracebridge  
  E. Pisolkar 2013-05-25 SP1113995893  
ORDER PERCOMORPHI  
Perca fluviatilis   Perch Fairly common. P 1995~
  S. Bodnar 1995~  
Gymnocephalus cernua   Ruffe Very rare. P 1993
  S. Bodnar 1993  
ORDER SCLEROPAREI  
Cottus gobio   Bullhead Common. P 2013
  S. Bodnar 1995~  
  A. Noon 2013-05-24 SP1148196464  
CLASS AMPHIBIA  
ORDER CAUDATA   tailed amphibians  
Triturus cristatus cristatus   Great Crested Newt Not common. P 1995
  S. Bodnar 1995  
Triturus helveticus helveticus   Palmate Newt Doubtful. D
  J.C.W. Field & P.W. James 1965-  
Triturus vulgaris vulgaris (Lissotriton vulgaris)   Smooth Newt Common. P 2013
  S. Bodnar 1995~  
  T. Jenkins 2013-05-24  
ORDER SALIENTIA   tail-less amphibians  
Family Bufonidae  
Bufo bufo bufo   Common Toad Numerous. P 2013
  N. Walker 1997/1998 SP0998 Little Bracebridge  
  S. Bodnar 2002 1 adult found by a child adjacent to Park House.  
  M. Barker 2013-05-24 SP1089297052  
Family Ranidae  
Rana temporaria temporaria   Common Frog Common. P 2017
  N. Walker 1997/1998 SP0998 Little Bracebridge  
  S. Bodnar 2002 Huge numbers of small frogs seen adjacent to pools.  
  T. Jenkins 2013-05-24 SP0954495805  
  P. Coxhead 2017-06-16 SP113964 Park House Meadow Collected by schoolchildren at Bioblitz.  
CLASS REPTILIA  
ORDER TESTUDINES   terrapins, tortoises, and turtles  
Pseudemys scripta   Red-eared Terrapin Present? M 1999
  S. Bodnar 1999 Longmoor One, 17 July.  
ORDER SQUAMATA   lizards and snakes  
Lacerta vivipara   Common or Viviparous Lizard Not common. P 1999
  I. Vaughan 1999  
Lacerta agilis agilis   Sand Lizard Not present. L 1975-
  P. Hillcox 1975- SP0998 Near Little Bracebridge Thought to be a liberated pet.  
Anguis fragilis fragilis   Slow-worm Rare. P 1993
  S. Bodnar 1993  
Natrix natrix natrix   Grass Snake Rare. P 1993
  P. Hillcox 1993 SP0998 Little Bracebridge  
Vipera berus berus   Adder Rare, may be extinct. L 1940~
  S. Bodnar 1940~ Specimens in Birmingham Natural History Museum.  
  R. Gotheridge 1998 Park House Dub.  
CLASS MAMMALIA  
ORDER INSECTIVORA   insectivores  
Family Talpidae  
Talpa europaea   Mole Rare. P 1995~
  S. Bodnar 1995~  
Family Erinaceidae  
Erinaceus europaeus   Hedgehog Not common. P 1998
  S. Bodnar 1998  
Family Soricidae  
Neomys fodiens   Water Shrew Rare and localised. P 1998
  N. Walker & S. Bodnar 1998  
Sorex araneus   Common Shrew Common. P 1996
  S. Bodnar 1996 Park House Reserve  
Sorex minutus   Pygmy Shrew Probably present. M 1965-
  J.C.W. Field & P.W. James 1965-  
ORDER CHIROPTERA   bats  
Family Vespertilionidae  
Myotis mystacinus   Whiskered Bat Probably extinct. M 1965
  J.C.W. Field & P.W. James 1965-  
Myotis daubentonii   Daubenton's Bat Common. P 2013
  S. Bodnar 2002 SP106970 Blackroot, 5 seen and heard on a bat detector.  
  M. Barker 2013-05-24  
Nyctalus leisleri   Leisler's Bat Unconfirmed. D
  S. Bodnar 1989  
Nyctalus noctula   Noctule Common, but not gregarious. P 2013
  S. Bodnar 1985~  
  C. Sherlock 2013-05-24  
Pipistrellus pipistrellus s.l.   Pipistrelle Very common. P 2002
  S. Bodnar 2002 SP106970 Heard on bat detector.  
Pipistrellus pipistrellus s.s.   Common Pipistrelle P 2013
  C. Sherlock 2013-05-24  
Pipistrellus pygmaeus   Soprano Pipistrelle P 2013
  C. Sherlock 2013-05-24  
Plecotus auritus   Long-eared Bat Probably present. M 1998
  S. Bodnar 1998  
ORDER CARNIVORA  
Family Canidae  
Vulpes vulpes   Fox Common, breeds in the park. P 2013
  S. Bodnar 1998  
  M. Barker 2013-05-24  
Family Mustelidae  
Lutra lutra   Otter Unconfirmed. D
  P. Buckley 1956 Wyndley Pool Peter Buckley stated in 2009: "I also recorded in my diary an otter at Wyndley Pool on July 8th, 1956."  
Meles meles   Badger Extinct until recently. P 2013
  S. Bodnar 1998  
  M. Barker 2013-05-24  
Mustela putoris   Polecat Extinct. L 1880~
  S. Bodnar 1880~  
Mustela erminea   Stoat Not common. P 1998
  S. Bodnar 1998 Park House 13 July.  
Mustela nivalis   Weasel Not common. P 1999
  S. Bodnar 1999  
Mustela vison   American Mink Unconfirmed. D
  S. Bodnar 1990  
ORDER LAGOMORPHA   rabbits and hares  
Family Leporidae  
Oryctolagus cuniculus   Rabbit Numerous. P 1998
  S. Bodnar 1998  
Lepus capensis   Common Hare Probably extinct. L 1970~
  S. Bodnar 1970~  
ORDER RODENTIA  
Meriones unguiculatus   Mongolian Gerbil Not present. L 1990~
  S. Bodnar 1990~  
Family Muridae  
Clethrionomys glareolus   Bank Vole Common. P 1997
  S. Bodnar 1997  
Microtus agrestis   Field Vole Numerous. P 1997
  S. Bodnar 1997  
Arvicola terrestris   Water Vole Not numerous. P 1994
  S. Bodnar 1994  
Apodemus sylvaticus   Field Mouse Numerous. P 1997
  S. Bodnar 1997  
Rattus norvegicus   Brown Rat Numerous. P 1992
  S. Bodnar 1992  
Micromys minutus   Harvest Mouse Present. P 2000
  S. Bodnar 2000  
Mus musculus   House Mouse Probably present. P 1896-
  J. Steele-Elliot 1896-  
Family Sciuridae  
Sciurus vulgaris   Red Squirrel Extinct. L 1957
  P. Buckley 1957-11-23 Extract from his diary of the time: "in a Scots Pine at Bracebridge – near the dam – on Nov 23, 1957, eating cones and in full red coat with long ear fufts. It was only about 100 yards away from a grey squirrel."  
Sciurus carolinensis   Grey Squirrel Numerous. P 2013
  S. Bodnar 1998  
  M. Barker 2013-05-24  
ORDER ARTIODACTYLA   even-toed ungulates  
Family Cervidae  
Muntiacus reevesi   Muntjac Present. P 2000
  S. Bodnar 2000  
Capreolus capreolus   Roe Deer Highly Dubious. D
  J.C.W. Field & P.W. James 1965- Described as 'possible'.  
Cervus elaphus   Red Deer Not present. L 2000
  S. Bodnar 2000