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STAMPS TO SUIT EVERYONE, Issue 18Well yet again, its been a while since I have done an article like this, real life always seems to get in the way, deaths and college this time.
Anyway here we go again.
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Class Mammalia contains a lot of the world's favorite megafauna--tigers, lions, wolves, elephants, zebras, dolphins, etc--so it's easy to see how "less charismatic" species get overlooked, not just in the public eye but in the scientific realm too.  Rodents and bats contribute to over half of all mammal species, but the majority of mammalogists work with carnivores or ungulates, particularly game species.  Here are some very cool mammal species that need more time in the public eye.  Some are common, some are rare, and some are near extinction, but all could use a bit more appreciation.

Out of the darkness by LunchiWary Wanderer by Nate-ZemanZorrillo pigmeo by bioimagen
Amazon River Dolphin (endangered), American Pika (least concern), Pygmy Spotted Skunk (vulnerable)
Colugo by NambrothGhost Bat by DangerousAngel84Painter Aye-aye by kyoht
Colugo (vulnerable), Ghost Bat (vulnerable), Aye-Aye (near threatened)
Lowland Streaked Tenrec by ALA1N-JNorthern Tamandua by OutOfSomewhereJaguarundi young lady 1 by Yupa
Lowland Streaked Tenrec (least concern), Northern Tamandua (least concern), Jaguarundi (least concern)
10 animals no 3 star nose mole by PyroDarknessANNYStraw-colored Fruit Bat II by hoboinaschoolbusinterested coati by DrezdanyIndonesia Stamp Set - Sumatran Rabbit by aconite-pawlove
Star-nosed Mole (least concern), Straw-colored Fruit Bat (near threatened), South American Coati (least concern), Sumatran Rabbit (vulnerable)
Cephalorhynchus hectori maui by odontoceteHairy-nosed Wombat by SeaffSaola by commander-salamander
Maui's Dolphin (critically endangered), Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat (critically endangered), Saola (critically endangered)
Please Sir May I Have More by Pale-RecluseMother and Child - Tapirs by Shadow-and-Flame-86
Zebra Duiker (vulnerable), Tree Pangolin (near threatened), Malayan Tapir (endangered)
Civet Cat by diegopooShy Little Potto and Katydid by Psithyrus:thumb69347348:Puzzle and friend by InsaneGelfling
Indian Civet (near threatened), Potto (least concern), Red Ruffed Lemur (critically endangered), Crested Black Macaque (critically endangered)
Curiosity by signed-silenceTree Shrew by JanelleKayHunter's Hartebeests by xDrakon
Emperor Tamarin (least concern), Common Treeshrew (least concern), Hirola (critically endangered)
Deer II by Sterre-SasjeEchidna by Andrew-PatsalouMy, What Eyes You Have... by Azerane
Pere David's Deer (extinct in the wild), Short-beaked Echidna (least concern), Binturong (vulnerable)


What's your favorite underappreciated mammal?
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GinnyW3 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
I love ring-tailed lemurs to death, but I'm not sure you'd call those "underappreciated." Still, "flying foxes" are another one of my favorites, ever since I read Stellaluna as a kid, and I like pygmy opossums and tapirs. :D
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deathmango Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
I am a fan of the binturong. I hope to smell one someday.
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Kjerya-Copenhapen Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Gotta say that mammals are some of my favourite kinds of animals. I love reindeer and wolverines, but I also kinda like bats, mountain goats and primates. And cetaceans are awesome too. I just love e'm all! :D
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Deserti Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012   Digital Artist
My favorites are unfortunately extinct, but I love Barbourofelids and Nimravids. I don't know much about their behavior or ecology, but I find their anatomy, particularly their facial structure (genial flanges!) and convergence with sabre tooth cats very fascinating. There needs to be an Ice Age movie with a Barbourofelis as the protagonist, or something. Then maybe people will care!
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
great feature of these often side lined guys! Especially loving the Tenrec, ever since I read a book with a whole chapter about them I've been interested!
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Canislupuscorax Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Based on the amount of attention they received at the recent NA Section of Society Conservation Biology conference, I'm not sure the American pika is all that under-appreciated.
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Ciameth Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
True, but outside their range I haven't met too many members of the general public who know what a pika is--unlike racoon, or brown bear, or moose, which are more popular North American wildlife.
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LycheexBee Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That Binturong is so cute :heart: Actually, most of these animals are really interesting/nice to look at. It's an incredible shame how a majority of them are threatened D:
thanks for sharing these awesome animals' names <33
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Magenta-Fantasies Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Among my mammal characters are a bat, echidna and tenrec. You don't see them too often. :)
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katcount Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Thank you for this! I have been trying to remember the Pangolin's name for weeks!
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