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Honey Badger
Mellivora capensis (Schreber, 1776)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Carnivora - carnivores »  family Mustelidae »  genus Mellivora - Honey Badgers

Other names

= Honeybadger
= Ratel

IUCN category:Least Concern

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Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Uncinaria parvibursata Le Roux & Biocca, 1957

Included taxa

Number of records: 12

subspecies Mellivora capensis abyssinica Hollister, 1910 - Ethiopian Ratel
subspecies Mellivora capensis buechneri Baryšnikov, 2000 - Turkmenian Ratel
subspecies Mellivora capensis capensis (Schreber, 1776) - Cape Ratel

Mellivora capensis capensis - Cape Ratel

subspecies Mellivora capensis concisa Thomas & Wroughton, 1907 - Lake Chad Ratel
subspecies Mellivora capensis cottoni Lydekker, 1906 - Black Ratel

Mellivora capensis cottoni - Black Ratel

subspecies Mellivora capensis inaurita (Hodgson, 1836) - Nepalese Ratel
subspecies Mellivora capensis indica (Kerr, 1792) - Indian Ratel
subspecies Mellivora capensis leuconota Sclater, 1867 - White-backed Ratel
subspecies Mellivora capensis maxwelli Thomas, 1923 - Kenyan Ratel
subspecies Mellivora capensis pumilio Pocock, 1946 - Arabian Ratel

Mellivora capensis pumilio - Arabian Ratel

subspecies Mellivora capensis signata Pocock, 1909 - Speckled Ratel
subspecies Mellivora capensis wilsoni Cheesman, 1920 - Persian Ratel

Mellivora capensis wilsoni - Persian Ratel


Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [41629]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [http://www.iucnredlist.org/] [as Mellivora capensis (Schreber, 1776)]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2014
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3] [as Mellivora capensis Schreber, 1776]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Mellivora capensis (Schreber, 1776)]

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