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European Polecat
Temporal range: Middle Pleistocene – Recent
European Polecat
Welsh Polecat (M. p. anglia) at the British Wildlife Centre, Newchapel, Surrey
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Caniformia
Superfamily: Musteloidea
Family: Mustelidae
Subfamily: Mustelinae
Genus: Mustela
Species: M. putorius
Binomial name
Mustela putorius
Linnaeus, 1758
European Polecat range
Range of M. putorius

Other names

Otherwise known as the Black Polecat or Forest Polecat.

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References

  1. ^ Fernandes, M., Maran, T., Tikhonov, A., Conroy, J., Cavallini, P., Kranz, A., Herrero, J., Stubbe, M., Abramov, A. & Wozencraft, C. (2008). Mustela putorius. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 21 March 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern

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