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Mustelidae
Mountain Weasel (Mustela altaica)
A Mountain Weasel.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Carnivora
Family Mustelidae

Mustelidae is a family from the Carnivora order.

CharacterisitcsEdit

Within a large range of variation, the mustelids exhibit some common characteristics. They are typically small animals with short legs, short, round ears, and thick fur. Most mustelids are solitary, nocturnal animals, and are active year-round. Mustelids are predominantly carnivorous, although some will sometimes eat vegetable matter. While not all mustelids share an identical dentition, they all possess teeth adapted for eating flesh, including the presence of shearing carnassials. There are many types of mustelidae, including: Badgers, Ratels, Otters, Skunks and Wolverines. All mustelidae smell somewhat bad.Mustelids are predominantly carnivorous, although some will sometimes eat vegetable matter. While not all mustelids share an identical dentition, they all possess teeth adapted for eating flesh, including the presence of shearing carnassials

GeneraEdit

Family Mustelidae

Subfamily Mustelinae

Genus Eira
 Tayra, Eira barbara
Genus Galictis 
 Greater Grison, Galictis vittata
 Lesser Grison, Galictis cuja
Genus Gulo
 Wolverine, Gulo gulo
Genus Ictonyx
 Striped Polecat, Ictonyx striatus
 Saharan Striped Polecat, Ictonyx libycus
Genus Lyncodon
 Patagonian Weasel, Lyncodon patagonicus
Genus Martes 
 American Marten, Martes americana
 Yellow-throated Marten, Martes flavigula
 Beech Marten, Martes foina
 Nilgiri Marten, Martes gwatkinsii
 Pine Marten, Martes martes
 Japanese Marten, Martes melampus
 Fisher, Martes pennanti
 Sable, Martes zibellina
Genus Mustela 
 Amazon Weasel, Mustela africana
 Mountain Weasel, Mustela altaica
 Stoat or ermine, Mustela erminea
 Steppe Polecat, Mustela eversmannii
 Colombian Weasel, Mustela felipei
 Long-tailed Weasel, Mustela frenata
 Japanese Weasel, Mustela itatsi
 Yellow-bellied Weasel, Mustela kathiah
 European Mink, Mustela lutreola
 Indonesian Mountain Weasel, Mustela lutreolina
 Black-footed Ferret, Mustela nigripes
 Least Weasel, Mustela nivalis
 Malayan Weasel, Mustela nudipes
 European Polecat, Mustela putorius
  Domesticated ferret, Mustela putorius furo
 Siberian Weasel, Mustela sibirica
 Back-striped Weasel, Mustela strigidorsa
 Egyptian Weasel, Mustela subpalmata
Genus Neovison
 American Mink, Neovison vison
 Sea mink, Neovison macrodon †
Genus Poecilogale
 African striped weasel, Poecilogale albinucha
Genus Vormela
 Marbled polecat, Vormela peregusna

Subfamily Melinae

Genus Arctonyx
 Hog badger, Arctonyx collaris
Genus Meles
 Japanese Badger, Meles anakuma
 Asian Badger, Meles leucurus
 European Badger, Meles meles
Genus Melogale
 Bornean ferret-badger, Melogale everetti
 Chinese ferret-badger, Melogale moschata
 Javan ferret-badger, Melogale orientalis
 Burmese ferret-badger, Melogale personata
Genus Taxidea
 American badger, Taxidea taxus

Subfamily Mellivorinae

Genus Mellivora
 Honey badger, Mellivora capensis

Subfamily Lutrinae

Genus Lutra 
 European Otter, Lutra lutra
 Hairy-nosed Otter, Lutra sumatrana
 Japanese River Otter, Lutra nippon † 
Genus Hydrictis
 Spotted-necked Otter, Hydrictis maculicollis
Genus Lutrogale
 Smooth-coated Otter, Lutrogale perspicillata
Genus Lontra
 North American River Otter, Lontra canadensis
 Southern River Otter, Lontra provocax
 Neotropical River Otter, Lontra longicaudis
 Marine Otter, Lontra felina
Genus Pteronura
 Giant Otter, Pteronura brasiliensis
Genus Aonyx 
 African Clawless Otter, Aonyx capensis
 Oriental small-clawed Otter, Aonyx cinerea
Genus Enhydra
 Sea Otter, Enhydra lutris
Genus †Megalenhydris
 Megalenhydris barbaricina
Genus †Sardolutra
Genus †Algarolutra
 Algarolutra majori
Genus †Cyrnaonyx
 Cyrnaonyx antiqua

SourceEdit

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