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Weasel
Long-tailed Weasel
Long-tailed Weasel
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Mustelidae
Subfamily: Mustelinae
Genus: Mustela
Linnaeus, 1758
Species

Mustela africana
Mustela altaica
Mustela erminea
Mustela eversmannii
Mustela felipei
Mustela formosana
Mustela frenata
Mustela itatsi
Mustela kathiah
Mustela lutreola
Mustela lutreolina
Mustela nigripes
Mustela nivalis
Mustela nudipes
Mustela putorius
Mustela sibirica
Mustela strigidorsa
Mustela subpalmata
The word weasel can mean: A weasel is an animal. ... Image File history File links Mustela_frenata. ... Binomial name Mustela frenata Lichtenstein, 1831 The Long-tailed Weasel (Mustela frenata) is the most widely distributed mustelid in the New World. ... Scientific classification redirects here. ... For other uses, see Animal (disambiguation). ... Classes See below Chordates (phylum Chordata) are a group of animals that includes the vertebrates, together with several closely related invertebrates. ... Subclasses & Infraclasses Subclass †Allotheria* Subclass Prototheria Subclass Theria Infraclass †Trituberculata Infraclass Metatheria Infraclass Eutheria For the folk-rock band see The Mammals. ... Families 17, See classification The diverse order Carnivora (IPA: or ; from Latin carō (stem carn-) flesh, + vorāre to devour) includes over 260 species of placental mammals. ... Subfamilies Lutrinae Melinae Mellivorinae Taxidiinae Mustelinae Mustelidae is a family of carnivorous mammals. ... Mustelinae is a Subfamily of Family Mustelidae and includes wolverines, weasels, ferrets, martens, and similar carnivorous mammals of Order Carnivora. ... Carl Linnaeus, Latinized as Carolus Linnaeus, also known after his ennoblement as  , (May 13, 1707[1] – January 10, 1778), was a Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist[2] who laid the foundations for the modern scheme of nomenclature. ... The Tropical Weasel (Mustela africana) is a South American weasel, which has been recorded in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. ... Binomial name Mustela altaica Pallas, 1811 The Mountain Weasel, also known as the Pale Weasel, is a species of weasel that lives in mountainous parts of Asia from Kazakhstan, Tibet and the Himalayas through to Mongolia, northeastern China, southern Siberia and Korea. ... Binomial name Mustela erminea Linnaeus, 1758 The Stoat (Mustela erminea) is a small mammal of the family Mustelidae. ... Binomial name Mustela putorius (Linnaeus, 1758) The European Polecat (Mustela putorius), also known as a fitch, is a member of the Mustelidae family, and is related to the stoats, otters, weasels, and minks. ... Species Mustela felipei Colombian Weasel (Comadreja Colombiana) is a mammal originary of south america, specially Colombia , but some specimens have been found in northern Ecuador. ... Binomial name Mustela frenata Lichtenstein, 1831 The Long-tailed Weasel Mustela frenata is the most widely distributed mustelid in the New World. ... Binomial name Hodgson, 1835 The Yellow-bellied Weasel (Mustela kathiah) is a species of mammal in the Mustelidae family. ... Binomial name Mustela lutreola (Linnaeus, 1761) The European Mink, Mustela lutreola, is a European member of the Mustelidae family found in some regions of Spain, France, Romania, Sweden, Poland and the greater part of Russia, though not found east of the Ural Mountains. ... Binomial name Mustela lutreolina Robinson & Thomas, 1917 The Indonesian Mountain Weasel (Mustela lutreolina) is only found on the islands of Java and Sumatra at elevations over 1,000 metres. ... Binomial name Mustela nigripes (Audubon & Bachman, 1851) The Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) is a small carnivorous North American mammal closely related to the Steppe Polecat of Russia, and a member of the diverse family Mustelidae which also includes weasels, mink, polecats, martens, otters, and badgers. ... Binomial name Mustela nivalis Linnaeus, 1766 The Least Weasel, Mustela nivalis, is the smallest member of the weasel genus, Mustela and indeed the smallest living carnivore. ... Binomial name Desmarest, 1822 The Malayan Weasel (Mustela nudipes) is a species of mammal in the Mustelidae family. ... Binomial name Mustela putorius Linnaeus, 1758 The European Polecat (Mustela putorius) is a member of the Mustelidae family, and is related to the stoats, otters, weasels, and minks. ... Binomial name Mustela sibirica Pallas, 1773 The Siberian Mountain Weasel, also known as the Siberian Weasel or Himalayan Weasel, is a rust coloured relative of the weasel. ... Binomial name Mustela strigidorsa Gray, 1853 The Black-striped Weasel (Mustela strigidorsa) is one of the most enigmatic mammals in the north-east Oriental region, even though it occurs from Nepal east through north east India and southern China to Vietnam, and south to central Laos at altitudes from 1000m...

Weasels are mammals in the genus Mustela of the Mustelidae family. Originally, the name "weasel" was applied to one species of the genus, the European form of the Least Weasel (Mustela nivalis). Early literary references to weasels, for example their common appearances in fables, refer to this species rather than to the genus as a whole, reflecting what is still the common usage in the United Kingdom. In technical discourse, however, as in American usage, the term "weasel" can refer to any member of the genus, or to the genus as a whole. Of the 16 extant species currently classified in the genus Mustela, ten have "weasel" in their common name. Among those that do not are the stoat or ermine, the two species of mink, and the polecats or ferrets. Subclasses & Infraclasses Subclass †Allotheria* Subclass Prototheria Subclass Theria Infraclass †Trituberculata Infraclass Metatheria Infraclass Eutheria For the folk-rock band see The Mammals. ... Subfamilies Lutrinae Melinae Mellivorinae Taxidiinae Mustelinae Mustelidae is a family of carnivorous mammals. ... The hierarchy of scientific classification In biological classification, family (Latin: familia, plural familiae) is a rank, or a taxon in that rank. ... For other uses, see Species (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Linnaeus, 1766 The Least Weasel, is the smallest member of the genus Mustela, and indeed in the entire order carnivora. ... For other uses, see Genus (disambiguation). ... Ermine redirects here. ... For other uses, see Mink (disambiguation). ... Polecat may refer to: One of several species of weasel: European polecat marbled polecat steppe polecat Skunks, or other members of the Mephitidae family Lineman (occupation), sometimes colloquially referred to as polecats The Polecats, a 1980s British new wave/rockabilly band Polecat (band) Typical Barbershop Songs Lockheed Martin Polecat, an... This article is about the mammal. ...


Weasels vary in length from fifteen to thirty-five centimeters (six to fourteen inches), and usually have a light brown upper coat, white belly and black fur at the tip of the tail; in many species, populations living at high latitudes moult to a white coat with black fur at the tip of the tail in winter. They have long slender bodies, which enable them to follow their prey into burrows. Their tails are typically almost as long as the rest of their bodies. As is typical of small carnivores, weasels have a reputation for cleverness and guile. They also have tails that can be anywhere from 22-33 cm long and they use these to defend the food they get and to claim territory from other weasels. In animals, moulting (Commonwealth English) or molting (American English) is the routine shedding off old feathers in birds, or of old skin in reptiles, or of old hairs in mammals (see also coat (dog)). In arthropods, such as insects, arachnids and crustaceans, moulting describes the shedding of its exoskeleton (which... A centimetre (American spelling centimeter, symbol cm) is a unit of length that is equal to one hundredth of a metre, the current SI base unit of length. ...


Weasels feed on small mammals, and in former times were considered vermin since some species took poultry from farms, or rabbits from commercial warrens. Certain species of weasel and ferrets, have been reported to perform the mesmerizing weasel war dance, after fighting other creatures, or acquiring food from competing creatures. In folklore at least, this dance is particularly associated with the stoat. Look up vermin in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Ducks amongst other poultry The Poultry-dealer, after Cesare Vecellio Poultry is the category of domesticated birds kept for meat, eggs, and feathers. ... Genera Pentalagus Bunolagus Nesolagus Romerolagus Brachylagus Sylvilagus Oryctolagus Poelagus Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae, found in many parts of the world. ... Trinomial name Mustela putorius furo In general use, a ferret is a Domestic Ferret (Mustela putorius furo), a creature first bred from the wild European Polecat at least 2,500 years ago. ... The weasel war dance is a colloquial term for a behavior of excited ferrets. ... Ermine redirects here. ...


Collective nouns for a group of weasels include boogle, gang, pack, and confusion.[1] In linguistics, a collective noun is a word used to define a group of objects, where objects can be people, animals, inanimate things, concepts, or other things. ...


Weasels are found all across the world except for Australia and neighbouring islands.


Species

The following information is according to the Integrated Taxonomic Information System, and IUCN 2006 for the extinct Mustela macrodon. The Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) is a partnership designed to provide consistent and reliable information on the taxonomy of biological species. ... The World Conservation Union or International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) is an international organization dedicated to natural resource conservation. ... In biology and ecology, extinction is the ceasing of existence of a species or group of species. ...

Mustela africana Desmarest, 1800 Tropical weasel South America
Mustela altaica Pallas, 1811 Mountain weasel Europe & Northern Asia
Southern Asia
Mustela erminea Linnaeus, 1758 Stoat
Ermine
Short-tailed weasel
Australia (non-native)
Europe & Northern Asia
North America
Southern Asia (non-native)
Mustela eversmannii Lesson, 1827 Steppe polecat Europe & Northern Asia
Southern Asia
Mustela felipei Izor and de la Torre, 1978 Colombian weasel South America
Mustela formosana Lin et Harada, 1998 Taiwan high-mountain least weasel Taiwan
Mustela frenata Lichtenstein, 1831 Long-tailed weasel Middle America
North America
South America
Mustela itatsi Temminck, 1844 Japanese weasel Japan & Sakhalin in Russia
Mustela kathiah Hodgson, 1835 Yellow-bellied weasel Southern Asia
Mustela lutreola (Linnaeus, 1761) European mink Europe & Northern Asia
Mustela lutreolina Robinson and Thomas, 1917 Indonesian mountain weasel Southern Asia
Mustela nigripes (Audubon and Bachman, 1851) Black-footed ferret North America
Mustela nivalis Linnaeus, 1766 Least weasel Europe & Northern Asia (non-native)
North America
Southern Asia (non-native)
Mustela nudipes Desmarest, 1822 Malayan weasel Southern Asia
Mustela putorius Linnaeus, 1758 European Polecat Europe & Northern Asia
Mustela sibirica Pallas, 1773 Siberian weasel Europe & Northern Asia
Southern Asia
Mustela strigidorsa Gray, 1855 Black-striped weasel Southern Asia
Mustela subpalmata Hemprich and Ehrenberg, 1833 Egyptian weasel Egypt

1 Europe & Northern Asia division excludes China. The Tropical Weasel (Mustela africana) is a South American weasel, which has been recorded in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. ... Binomial name Mustela altaica Pallas, 1811 The Mountain Weasel, also known as the Pale Weasel, is a species of weasel that lives in mountainous parts of Asia from Kazakhstan, Tibet and the Himalayas through to Mongolia, northeastern China, southern Siberia and Korea. ... Binomial name Mustela erminea Linnaeus, 1758 The Stoat (Mustela erminea) is a small mammal of the family Mustelidae. ... Binomial name Mustela putorius (Linnaeus, 1758) The European Polecat (Mustela putorius), also known as a fitch, is a member of the Mustelidae family, and is related to the stoats, otters, weasels, and minks. ... Species Mustela felipei Colombian Weasel (Comadreja Colombiana) is a mammal originary of south america, specially Colombia , but some specimens have been found in northern Ecuador. ... Binomial name Mustela frenata Lichtenstein, 1831 The Long-tailed Weasel Mustela frenata is the most widely distributed mustelid in the New World. ... Binomial name Hodgson, 1835 The Yellow-bellied Weasel (Mustela kathiah) is a species of mammal in the Mustelidae family. ... Binomial name Mustela lutreola (Linnaeus, 1761) The European Mink, Mustela lutreola, is a European member of the Mustelidae family found in some regions of Spain, France, Romania, Sweden, Poland and the greater part of Russia, though not found east of the Ural Mountains. ... Binomial name Mustela lutreolina Robinson & Thomas, 1917 The Indonesian Mountain Weasel (Mustela lutreolina) is only found on the islands of Java and Sumatra at elevations over 1,000 metres. ... Binomial name Mustela nigripes (Audubon & Bachman, 1851) The Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) is a small carnivorous North American mammal closely related to the Steppe Polecat of Russia, and a member of the diverse family Mustelidae which also includes weasels, mink, polecats, martens, otters, and badgers. ... Binomial name Mustela nivalis Linnaeus, 1766 The Least Weasel, Mustela nivalis, is the smallest member of the weasel genus, Mustela and indeed the smallest living carnivore. ... Binomial name Desmarest, 1822 The Malayan Weasel (Mustela nudipes) is a species of mammal in the Mustelidae family. ... Binomial name Mustela putorius Linnaeus, 1758 The European Polecat (Mustela putorius) is a member of the Mustelidae family, and is related to the stoats, otters, weasels, and minks. ... Binomial name Mustela sibirica Pallas, 1773 The Siberian Mountain Weasel, also known as the Siberian Weasel or Himalayan Weasel, is a rust coloured relative of the weasel. ... Binomial name Mustela strigidorsa Gray, 1853 The Black-striped Weasel (Mustela strigidorsa) is one of the most enigmatic mammals in the north-east Oriental region, even though it occurs from Nepal east through north east India and southern China to Vietnam, and south to central Laos at altitudes from 1000m...


Popular culture references

In English-language popular culture in particular, the term "weasel" is associated with devious characters.
Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... English is a West Germanic language originating in England, and the first language for most people in Australia, Canada, the Commonwealth Caribbean, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States of America (also commonly known as the Anglosphere). ...

Jaques: I thank it. More! I pr'ythee more. I can suck melancholy out of a song, as a weasel sucks eggs. More! I pr'ythee, more. (As You Like It, William Shakespeare, Act 2, Scene 5, Lines 9-13)
God bless you, sir!
Polonius: My lord, the queen would speak with you, and presently.
Hamlet: Do you see yonder cloud, that 's almost in the shape of a camel?
Polonius: By the mass, and 't is like a camel, indeed.
Hamlet: Methinks, it is like a weasel.
Polonius: It is backed like a weasel.
Hamlet: Or, like a whale?
Polonius: Very like a whale.
Hamlet: Then will I come to my mother by-and-by. — They fool me to the top of my bent. — I will come by-and-by.
Polonius: I will say so.
Hamlet: By-and-by is easily said. — Leave me, friends. (Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, William Shakespeare, Act 3, Scene 2, Lines 374-388)

Many of these references tend to treat weasels as a species rather than a genus; for example, in Brian Jacques' Redwall series, weasels are one of many villainous races, along with rats and ferrets — although ferrets, biologically speaking, are a species of weasel. In the Dilbert cartoons, some of the most devious characters are portrayed as weasels or with weasel-like features. In reference to the weasel's reputation for skullduggery, the phrase "weasel words" means insincere or devious speech.
Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... (James) Brian Jacques (born June 15, 1939) is an English author, best known for his Redwall series of novels, as well as the Tribes of Redwall and Castaways of the Flying Dutchman series. ... Redwall was the first book in the series by Brian Jacques. ... Dilbert (first published April 16, 1989) is an American comic strip written and drawn by Scott Adams. ... Skullduggery is an album released by the band Steppenwolf in 1976 (see 1976 in music). ... A weasel word is a word intended to soften the force of a statement and/or make an assertion as though one is just conveying some others opinion. ...

One of our defects as a nation is a tendency to use what have been called ‘weasel words’. When a weasel sucks eggs the meat is sucked out of the egg. If you use a ‘weasel word’ after another, there is nothing left of the other. (Theodore Roosevelt, speech in St Louis, 31 May 1916)

Elements of the American media described the declaration by France, Germany, and Belgium against the 2003 invasion of Iraq as "The Axis Of Weasel", a pun on the "Axis of Evil". A popular cynical office poster states, "Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines," meaning that office workers who stay low and act in their own self-interest may be less likely to rise in the organization but are also less likely to be destroyed as a result of office politics. For other persons named Theodore Roosevelt, see Theodore Roosevelt (disambiguation). ... The Gateway Arch, shown here behind the Old Courthouse, is the most recognizable part of the St. ... Media are the means through which information is transmitted to a large audience. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Axis of evil (disambiguation). ...


British popular-culture references to weasels are generally specifically to the Least Weasel. For example, Alan Lloyd's novel Kine, about a fictional war in the English countryside between weasels and the invasive species mink, depicts the latter as sadistic, voracious invaders, giants in comparison to the weasels; in American usage, both species would be kinds of weasel. Similarly, in Kenneth Grahame's popular story The Wind in the Willows the villains are the weasels and the stoats, again two species of weasel in American usage. Here everyday usage reflects the original European use of the word weasel for a single species. Lantana invasion of abandoned citrus plantation; Moshav Sdey Hemed, Israel The term invasive species refers to a subset of introduced species or non-indigenous species that are rapidly expanding outside of their native range. ... For other uses, see Mink (disambiguation). ... Kenneth Grahame Kenneth Grahame (March 8, 1859 – July 6, 1932) was a Scottish novelist. ... For other uses, see The Wind in the Willows (disambiguation). ... Ermine redirects here. ...


A kamaitachi is, according to Japanese myth, a malevolent, weasel-like wind spirit, wielding a sharp sickle. They are nearly always depicted in groups of three individuals, and the three act together in their attacks; the first one hits the victim so that he/she falls to the ground, the second slashes with the sickle, and the third partially heals the wound. Also in Japanese mythology, weasels represent bad luck and death. Kamaitachi, by Toriyama Sekien. ... For other uses, see Mythology (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Wind (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Spirit (disambiguation). ... Using a sickle A sickle is a curved, hand-held agricultural tool typically used for harvesting grain crops before the advent of modern harvesting machinery. ... Japanese mythology is a very complex system of beliefs that embraces Shinto and Buddhist traditions as well as agriculture-based folk religion. ...


A cartoon shown on Cartoon Network is entitled I Am Weasel, whose main character is a weasel. For Cartoon Network outside of the United States, see Cartoon Network around the world. ... I Am Weasel was an American animated television series, created by David Feiss and broadcast on the Cartoon Network. ...


Two Pokémon are based on the weasel, Buizel and Floatzel. The official Pokémon logo. ... Buizel , Buoysel in original Japanese language versions) is one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon from the multi-billion-dollar[1] Pokémon media franchise – a collection of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards and other media, created by Satoshi Tajiri. ... Floatzel , Flowsel in original Japanese language versions) are one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon creatures from the multi-billion-dollar[1] Pokémon media franchise – a collection of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards, and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ...


In the television series of Watership Down, a weasel was a sole antagonist to the rabbits of Watership Down in the second and ninth episode of the first season. Other weasels appear later in the third season of the series. For other uses, see Watership Down (disambiguation). ...


Music parodist Weird Al Yankovic wrote a song entitled Weasel Stomping Day, which was later made into a short video shown in an episode of Robot Chicken. It depicts weasels being stomped to death. This article is about the musician. ... Weasel Stomping Day is a song by American parodist Weird Al Yankovic, which appears on his 2006 album, Straight Outta Lynwood. ... Robot Chicken is an Emmy award-winning American stop motion animated comedy television series created by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, who are the executive producers. ...


A section of Weird Al Yankovic's song "Albuquerque" details his encounter with a box of "one dozen starving crazed weasels" acquired from a donut shop. This article is about the musician. ... Albuquerque is the last song of Weird Al Yankovics Running With Scissors album. ...


Weasels Ripped My Flesh is the title of a 1970 album by Frank Zappa, wherein the musicians "employ frenetic and chaotic improvisation characteristic of avant-garde free jazz" reminiscent of the weasel war dance Weasels Ripped My Flesh is an album by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, released in 1970 (see 1970 in music). ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Frank Vincent Zappa[1] (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer, musician, and film director. ... The weasel war dance is a colloquial term for a behavior of excited ferrets. ...


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  1. ^ Bertrand, John. A Gulp of Cormorants???. The Bosque Watch. Volume 14, Number 2, April 2007. Retrieved on 2007-07-24.
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Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Subfamilies Lutrinae Melinae Mellivorinae Taxidiinae Mustelinae Mustelidae is a family of carnivorous mammals. ... Phyla Subkingdom Parazoa Porifera (sponges) Subkingdom Agnotozoa Placozoa Orthonectida Rhombozoa Subkingdom Metazoa Radiata Cnidaria Ctenophora - Comb jellies Bilateria Protostomia Acoelomorpha Platyhelminthes - Flatworms Nemertina - Ribbon worms Gastrotricha Gnathostomulida - Jawed worms Micrognathozoa Rotifera - Rotifers Acanthocephala Priapulida Kinorhyncha Loricifera Entoprocta Nematoda - Roundworms Nematomorpha - Horsehair worms Cycliophora Mollusca - Mollusks Sipuncula - Peanut worms Annelida - Segmented... Typical Classes Subphylum Urochordata - Tunicates Ascidiacea Thaliacea Larvacea Subphylum Cephalochordata - Lancelets Subphylum Myxini - Hagfishes Subphylum Vertebrata - Vertebrates Petromyzontida - Lampreys Placodermi (extinct) Chondrichthyes - Cartilaginous fishes Acanthodii (extinct) Actinopterygii - Ray-finned fishes Actinistia - Coelacanths Dipnoi - Lungfishes Amphibia - Amphibians Reptilia - Reptiles Aves - Birds Mammalia - Mammals Chordates (phylum Chordata) include the vertebrates, together with... Orders Subclass Monotremata Monotremata Subclass Marsupialia Didelphimorphia Paucituberculata Microbiotheria Dasyuromorphia Peramelemorphia Notoryctemorphia Diprotodontia Subclass Placentalia Xenarthra Dermoptera Desmostylia Scandentia Primates Rodentia Lagomorpha Insectivora Chiroptera Pholidota Carnivora Perissodactyla Artiodactyla Cetacea Afrosoricida Macroscelidea Tubulidentata Hyracoidea Proboscidea Sirenia The mammals are the class of vertebrate animals primarily characterized by the presence of mammary... Families 17, See classification The diverse order Carnivora (IPA: or ; from Latin carō (stem carn-) flesh, + vorāre to devour) includes over 260 species of placental mammals. ... Families Canidae Felidae Herpestidae Hyaenidae Mephitidae Mustelidae Nandiniidae Odobenidae Pinnipedia Procyonidae Ursidae Viverridae The diverse order Carnivora includes over 260 placental mammals. ... This article is about the carnivorous mammals. ... Species Aonyx capensis Aonyx congicus Aonyx is a genus of otters, containing two species, the African Clawless Otter and the Congo Clawless Otter. ... Binomial name Aonyx capensis (Schinz, 1821) The African Clawless Otter, Aonyx capensis, also known as the Cape Clawless Otter or Groot otter, is the second largest freshwater species of otter. ... Binomial name Amblonyx cinereus (Illiger, 1815) Oriental Small-clawed Otters, (aka Asian Small-Clawed Otters) are the smallest otters in the world. ... Binomial name Enhydra lutris (Linnaeus, 1758) The Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris) is a large otter native to the North Pacific, from northern Japan and Kamchatka west across the Aleutian Islands south to California. ... Binomial name Enhydra lutris (Linnaeus, 1758) The Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris) is a large otter native to the North Pacific, from northern Japan and Kamchatka west across the Aleutian Islands south to California. ... Genera Amblonyx Aonyx Enhydra Lontra Lutra Lutrogale Pteronura Otters are aquatic or marine carnivorous mammals, members of the large and diverse family Mustelidae, which also includes weasels, polecats, badgers and others. ... Binomial name Lontra canadensis (Schreber, 1777) The Northern River Otter, Lontra canadensis, is a North American member of the Mustelidae or weasel family. ... Binomial name Lontra provocax The Southern river otter (Lontra provocax) is a species of otter that lives in Chile and Argentina. ... Binomial name Lontra longicaudis (Olfers, 1818) The Neotropical River Otter (or just Neotropical Otter), Lontra longicaudis, is an otter species found in Central and South America. ... Binomial name (Molina, 1782) Marine Otters (Lontra felina) are rare and poorly-understood marine mammals of the weasel family (Family Mustelidae). ... Binomial name Lutra lutra (Linnaeus, 1758) The European Otter, Lutra lutra, is a European member of the Mustelidae or weasel family, and is typical of freshwater otters. ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1758) Range map (note: range also includes British Isles) The Eurasian otter, Lutra lutra, also known as the Eurasian river otter, common otter, Old World otter and European otter, is a European and Asian member of the Lutrinae or otter subfamily, and is typical of freshwater otters. ... Binomial name Lutra sumatrana The hairy-nosed otter (Lutra sumatrana) is an otter thought extinct in 1998 but more were found. ... Speckle-throated otter (hydrictis maculicollis) otherwise known as the spot-necked otter hunts in rivers and lakes and has to have clear water for visual purposes. ... Speckle-throated otter (hydrictis maculicollis) otherwise known as the spot-necked otter hunts in rivers and lakes and has to have clear water for visual purposes. ... Species † Lutrogale cretensis - Cretan Otter † Lutrogale palaeoleptonyx Lutrogale perspicillata - Smooth-coated Otter Lutrogale is a genus of otter, with only one extant species - the smooth-coated otter. ... Binomial name Lutrogale perspicillata (Geoffroy, 1826) The Smooth-coated Otter (Lutrogale perspicillata) is a species of otter, the only extant representative of the genus Lutrogale. ... Binomial name Pteronura brasiliensis (Gmelin, 1788) The Giant Otter, Pteronura brasiliensis, (also known as the river wolf) is the longest of the worlds otters, as well as one of the largest mustelids[2]. It is native to South America but is endangered and is also very rare in captivity. ... Binomial name Pteronura brasiliensis (Gmelin, 1788) The Giant Otter, Pteronura brasiliensis, (also known as the river wolf) is the longest of the worlds otters, as well as one of the largest mustelids[2]. It is native to South America but is endangered and is also very rare in captivity. ... For other uses, see Badger (disambiguation). ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Binomial name Linnaeus, 1758 Range map The Eurasian or European badger, Meles meles, is a mammal indigenous to most of Europe (excluding northern Scandinavia, Iceland, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily and Cyprus) and to many parts of Asia, from about 15° to 65° North, and from about 10° West to 135° East. ... Binomial name Linnaeus, 1758 Range map The Eurasian or European badger, Meles meles, is a mammal indigenous to most of Europe (excluding northern Scandinavia, Iceland, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily and Cyprus) and to many parts of Asia, from about 15° to 65° North, and from about 10° West to 135° East. ... Binomial name Melogale everetti (Thomas, 1895) The Everetts Ferret Badger (Melogale everetti), also known as the Kinabalu Ferret Badger, is a member of the Mustelidae family. ... Binomial name Melogale moschata The Chinese Ferret Badger Distinctive mask-like face markings distinguish the Chinese ferret badger from other oriental mustelids. ... Mydaus is a genus of Old World carnivore comprising of two species of stink badger. ... Binomial name Mydaus marchei (Huet, 1887) The Palawan stink badger is a small badger that lives on the Philippine Islands of Palawan and Busuanga. ... The Javan Stink Badger (Mydaus javanensis, also called the Teledu, Malay Stink Badger and Indonesian Stink Badger) is a member of the badger family endemic to Java. ... Binomial name Mellivora capensis (Schreber, 1776) The Ratel (Mellivora capensis), also known as the Honey Badger, is a member of the Mustelidae family. ... Binomial name Mellivora capensis (Schreber, 1776) The Ratel (Mellivora capensis), also known as the Honey Badger, is a member of the Mustelidae family. ... Binomial name Mellivora capensis (Schreber, 1776) The Ratel (Mellivora capensis), also known as the Honey Badger, is a member of the Mustelidae family. ... Binomial name Taxidea taxus (Schreber, 1777) The American Badger, Taxidea taxus, is a North American badger, somewhat similar in appearance to the European Badger. ... Binomial name Taxidea taxus (Schreber, 1777) The American Badger, Taxidea taxus, is a North American badger, somewhat similar in appearance to the European Badger. ... Mustelinae is a Subfamily of Family Mustelidae and includes wolverines, weasels, ferrets, martens, and similar carnivorous mammals of Order Carnivora. ... Binomial name Linnaeus, 1758 A Tayra at the Summit Botanical Gardens and Zoo, Panamá The Tayra (Eira barbara), also known as the Tolomuco or Perico ligero in Central America, is an omnivorous animal from the weasel family Mustelidae. ... Binomial name Linnaeus, 1758 A Tayra at the Summit Botanical Gardens and Zoo, Panamá The Tayra (Eira barbara), also known as the Tolomuco or Perico ligero in Central America, is an omnivorous animal from the weasel family Mustelidae. ... The hurón or grison (Spanish: ferret) refers to either of two related ferret-like mammals from Central and South America: Galictis vittatus. ... Binomial name Galictis cuja (Molina, 1782) The Lesser Grison (Spanish: Hurón Menor; Portuguese: Furão), Galictis cuja, is an animal belonging to the ferret family Mustelidae from South America. ... Binomial name Galictis vittata (Schreber, 1776) The Greater Grison, Galictis vittata, is an animal belonging to the ferret family Mustelidae from Central and South America, from southern Mexico to Brazil and Bolivia, living in savannas and rainforests, usually seen near rivers and streams. ... For other uses, see Wolverine (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Wolverine (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Ictonyx striatus Kaup, 1835 The Striped Polecat (Ictonyx striatus, also called the African Polecat, Zoril, Zorille or Zorilla) is a member of the weasel family which somewhat resembles a skunk. ... Binomial name Ictonyx striatus Kaup, 1835 The Striped Polecat (Ictonyx striatus, also called the African Polecat, Zoril, Zorille or Zorilla) is a member of the weasel family which somewhat resembles a skunk. ... Binomial name Lyncodon patagonicus (Blainville, 1842) The Patagonian weasel is a small mustelid that is the only member of the genus Lyncodon. ... Binomial name Lyncodon patagonicus (Blainville, 1842) The Patagonian weasel is a small mustelid that is the only member of the genus Lyncodon. ... Species Martes americana Martes flavigula Martes foina Martes gwatkinsii Martes martes Martes melampus Martes pennanti Martes zibellina For the Wiltshire village see Marten, Wiltshire. ... Binomial name Martes americana (Turton, 1806) The American Marten (Martes americana) is a North American marten sometimes also called the Pine Marten, even though it is a separate species from the European Pine Marten. ... Binomial name Martes flavigula Boddaert, 1785 Subspecies M. f. ... Binomial name Martes foina (Erxleben, 1777) The Beech Marten (Martes foina) is the most common species of marten in Central Europe. ... Nilgiri marten Martes gwatkinsii Horsfield, 1851 Distribution The Nilgiri marten is endemic to Western Ghats. ... Binomial name Martes martes (Linnaeus, 1758) This article is about the European Pine Marten. ... Binomial name (Erxleben, 1777) The fisher is a North American marten, a medium sized mustelid. ... Binomial name Martes zibellina Linnaeus, 1758 The Sable (Martes zibellina) is a small mammal, closely akin to the martens, living in southern Russia near the Ural Mountains through Siberia and Mongolia to Hokkaidō in Japan. ... Binomial name Desmarest, 1818 The Tropical Weasel or Amazon Weasel (Mustela africana) is a South American weasel, which has been recorded in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. ... Binomial name Mustela altaica Pallas, 1811 The Mountain Weasel, also known as the Pale Weasel, is a species of weasel that lives in mountainous parts of Asia from Kazakhstan, Tibet and the Himalayas through to Mongolia, northeastern China, southern Siberia and Korea. ... Ermine redirects here. ... Binomial name (Lesson, 1827) The Steppe Polecat (Mustela eversmannii) is a small carnivore and is one of several species of weasel that belong to the genus Mustela. ... Species Mustela felipei Colombian Weasel (Comadreja Colombiana) is a mammal originary of south america, specially Colombia , but some specimens have been found in northern Ecuador. ... Binomial name Mustela frenata Lichtenstein, 1831 The Long-tailed Weasel (Mustela frenata) is the most widely distributed mustelid in the New World. ... Binomial name Hodgson, 1835 The Yellow-bellied Weasel (Mustela kathiah) is a species of mammal in the Mustelidae family. ... Binomial name Mustela lutreola (Linnaeus, 1761) The European Mink, Mustela lutreola, is a European member of the Mustelidae family found in some regions of Spain, France, Romania, Sweden, Poland and the greater part of Russia, though not found east of the Ural Mountains. ... The Indonesian Mountain Weasel (Mustela lutreolina) is only found on the islands of Java and Sumatra at elevations over 1,000 metres. ... Binomial name (Audubon & Bachman, 1851) The Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) is a small carnivorous North American mammal closely related to the Steppe Polecat of Russia, and a member of the diverse family Mustelidae which also includes weasels, mink, polecats, martens, otters, and badgers. ... Binomial name Linnaeus, 1766 The Least Weasel, is the smallest member of the genus Mustela, and indeed in the entire order carnivora. ... Binomial name Mustela putorius (Linnaeus, 1758) This article is about one species of mammal referred to as Polecat. For other uses, see Polecat (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Mustela sibirica Pallas, 1773 The Siberian Mountain Weasel, also known as the Siberian Weasel, Kolinsky or Himalayan Weasel, is a rust coloured relative of the weasel. ... Trinomial name Mustela strigidorsa xxxx (AuthorLastname, XXXX) The Back-striped weasel (Lat. ... Binomial name (Schreber, 1777) The American Mink is a trademark of the American Legend Cooperative The American Mink, Neovison vison, is a North American member of the Mustelidae family found in Alaska, Canada and most of the United States. ... Binomial name Vormela peregusna (Güldenstädt, 1770) The marbled polecat () is a small mammal belonging to the monotypic genus Vormela within the Mustelinae subfamily. ... Binomial name Vormela peregusna (Güldenstädt, 1770) The marbled polecat () is a small mammal belonging to the monotypic genus Vormela within the Mustelinae subfamily. ...

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You little weasel! (1029 words)
Weasels are members of a large and diverse family of mammals known as mustelids, which include mink, martens, fishers and skunks.
Weasels are easiest to see in winter when leaf cover is gone and a thin layer of tracking snow will show their whereabouts in the neighborhood.
Weasels often den in an abandoned (or usurped!) home of a chipmunk or ground squirrel, in a hollow log or under a pile of rubble.
Weasels: Wildlife Notebook Series - Alaska Department of Fish and Game (1370 words)
Neither weasel is found on the offshore islands of the Bering Sea or the Aleutian Islands west of Unimak Island.
A weasel is capable of running 300 yards (274 m) while carrying a large mouse in its mouth.
Reproduction: Weasels are primarily solitary animals except during the mating and whelping seasons.
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