This is a list of the mammal species recorded in sri lanka there are 125 mammal species in sri lanka of which 1 is critically endangered 10 are endangered 10 are vulnerable and 3 are near threatened. Mammals of sri lanka nearly half of the mammalian species in sri lanka are present in the sinharaja forest region sinharaja is one of the few refuges of two arboreal non primate mammals the golden palm civet paradoxurus zeylonensis and small flying squirrel petinomys fuscocapillus. The mammals of sri lanka is the first comprehensive treatment of the subject in eighty years although the book is intended for the wildlife enthusiast and observer it will be of value to students and professional zoologists. Total terrestrial mammals in sri lanka described to date includes 95 species and 21 out of them are endemic to the island manual of the mammals of sri lanka part 1 2 and 3 wildlife and nature protection society of sri lanka colombo sri lanka sirinivasalu c and pradhan ms 2003. For sri lanka small mammals are of special importance as they constitute a notable portion of the mammalian fauna of the country of the 91 species of mammals recorded in the country 31 are rodents and shrews
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