5 species of Animals that Live in Death Valley:
Fringed Myotis: Myotis thysanodes
Fringed Myotis is named after the short stiff hairs on its tail membrane. It is the only bat species to have developed these hairs. These bats like coniferous forests including ponderosa pine forests. They have been known to roost in trees, caves, mines, rock crevices and buildings. Fringed bats are very agile in flight and remain close to tree cover while flying. Fringed bats become active 1-2 hours after sunset and forage over rivers and streams.
Coyote: Canis latrans
The coyote can be found in almost all habitats and successional stages to elevations as high as 3000 m (9840 ft.) and also in large cities such as Los Angeles. It`s niche is in open brush, scrub, shrub, and herbaceous habitats, and sometimes found in croplands. Also found in younger stands of deciduous and coniferous forest and woodland, and shrub and grass understory. It feeds on mice, rats, ground squirrels, gophers, insects, reptiles, amphibians, fruits, birds, and deer fawns.
Sagebrush Checkerspot: Chlosyne acastus
The sagebrush checkerspot`s range is from western North Dakota west to eastern Washington, south to New Mexico, southern Arizona and eastern California. Its preferred habitat includes sagebrush scrub, pinyon-juniper woodlands and dry gulches. It`s habitat consists of forests & woodlands, canyons & caves, scrub, shrub & brushlands.
Roadrunner: Geococcyx californianus
The Roadrunner is the most famous bird in the Sonoran desert. They are specifically known for their swift movements and their star role in the Roadrunner and Coyote cartoon. They eat mostly small animals such as small birds and snakes, and can run fast enough to catch and eat rattlesnakes.
Chuckwallas are large lizards found primarily in arid regions of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Some are found on coastal islands.The common chuckwalla, in the southwestern United States, reaches 50 cm (20 inches) in length, but some chuckwallas get even larger. All species of chuckwallas are herbivores, eating a variety of desert plants, including leaves of the creosote bush. Chuckwallas also occasionally eat insects. Most chuckwalla species seek refuge in crevices.