Animals living in the Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane habitat

Subtropical/tropical moist montane regions are typically mountainous rainforest ecosystems with a significant annual rainfall and warm temperatures. They are spread throughout neotropical regions at elevations above 3900 feet, and they are home to a multitude of plants and animals, many of which are endangered. Tropical moist montane regions occur between 20' north and south of the equator, and subtropical moist montane regions exist between 20' and 40' north and south of the equator. Tropical moist montane regions occur in South and Central America, Australasia, Asia, and Africa, and subtropical moist montane regions are found in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Among the species found in subtropical/tropical moist montane regions are reptiles, amphibians, mammals, bats, and birds. In Asia, carnivores including the Asiatic wild dog, Everett's ferret badger (found only in Malaysia), and the golden jackal rely on a wide variety of smaller animal life as a primary food source. In Africa, the same can be said of the Cameroon clawless otter and the African wild dog, as it can of the margay and the ocelot of South and Central America.

Smaller animals that inhabit the subtropical/tropical moist montane regions include the Eastern tree dassie and the black colobus monkey of Africa and the white bellied spider monkey and the cabasu in South America. These animals are supported by a wide variety of plant and insect life, ensuring a fully cooperative ecosystem ultimately reliant on the moist, tropical and subtropical mountainous climate in which they live.

Even-toed ungulates

Mountain anoa
Abbott's duiker


Asiatic wild dog
Gray fox
Cameroon clawless otter
Little spotted cat
Andean fox
Indian smooth-coated otter
Harris's olingo
African wild dog
Chiriqui olingo
Everett's ferret-badger
Asiatic jackal
Common fox
Bush dog


Welwitch's bat
Veldkamp's bat
Dwarf slit-faced bat
Large-eared free-tailed bat
Lesser dog-faced fruit bat
Spurrell's woolly bat
Salim ali's fruit bat
Lesser dawn bat
Sombre bat
Decken's horseshoe bat
Moloney's flat-headed bat
Guinean horseshoe bat
Peter's tube-nosed bat
Swinny's horseshoe bat
Long-haired rousette
Sao tomé collared fruit bat
Lamotte's roundleaf bat
Gland-tailed free-tailed bat
Scott's mouse-eared bat
Aellen's roundleaf bat
Little free-tailed bat
Mandelli's mouse-eared bat


Eastern tree dassie


Black and rufous elephant shrew
Checkered elephant shrew
Four-toed elephant shrew


Gee's golden langur
Slender loris
Long-haired spider monkey
Lion-tailed macaque
Andean titi monkey
Preuss's guenon
Black colobus


African elephant


Naivasha mole rat
Eisentraut's hybomys
African wading rat
King mole rat
Moon striped mouse
Giant rat
Ruanda mole rat
Liberian forest hybomys
Gambian rat
Rudd's mole rat
Peters' hybomys
Embi mole rat
Dent's vlei rat
Beaded hylomyscus
East african mole rat
Typical vlei rat
Allen's hylomyscus
Montane shaggy rat
Charming thicket rat
Montane hylomyscus
Kemp's thicket rat
Stella hylomyscus
Svynnerton's bush squirrel
Mt. kahuzi climbing mouse
Boehm's bush squirrel
Remarkable climbing mouse
Cooper's mountain squirrel
Mt. oku rat
Kivu climbing mouse
Black and red bush squirrel
Brant's climbing mouse
Kaiser's rock rat
Vincent's bush squirrel
Yellow-spotted brush-furred rat
Congo forest mouse
Defua rat
Woosnam's brush-furred rat
Harrington's rat
Hartwig's praomys
Delectable soft-furred mouse
Crested rat
African brush-tailed porcupine
Jackson's praomys
Gray brush-furred rat
Medium-tailed brush-furred rat
Musser's shrew mouse
Misonne's praomys
Rahm's brush-furred rat
Carruther's mountain squirrel
Rümmler's brush mouse
Cameroon praomys
Lady burton's rope squirrel
Greater hamster-rat
Forest soft-furred mouse
Red-cheeked rope squirrel
Tullberg's praomys
Forest thicket rat
Giant thicket rat
Toad mouse
Ruwenzori thicket rat
Mahomet mouse
Shining thicket rat
Short-footed luzon tree rat
Pygmy mouse
Woodland dormouse
Thomas's pygmy mouse
Mutable sun squirrel
Gray-bellied pygmy mouse
Ruwenzori sun squirrel
Gray-tailed narrow-headed rat
Audacious mole rat
Demon mole rat
Bioko hybomys


Hairy long-nosed armadillo
Northern naked-tailed armadillo

Read more at the list of biomes of the world...
Contact Us | ©2011 | Animals living in the Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane