Taxon profile


Eurasian Badger
Meles meles (Linnaeus, 1758)

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

Scientific synonyms

Ursus meles Linnaeus, 1758

Other names

= Europaean Badger

Least Concern


juvenile animal



Intertaxon relationships

Distribution maps

Included taxa

Number of records: 9

subspecies Meles meles albogularis - Tibetan Badger
subspecies Meles meles arcalus Miller, 1907 - Cretan Badger
subspecies Meles meles canescens Blanford, 1875 - Transcaucasian badger
subspecies Meles meles heptneri Ognev, 1931 - Kizlyar Badger
subspecies Meles meles marianensis Graells, 1897 - Iberian badger
subspecies Meles meles meles (Linnaeus, 1758) - European Badger

Meles meles meles - European Badger

subspecies Meles meles milleri Baryshnikov, Puzachenko & Abramov, 2003 - Norwegian Badger
subspecies Meles meles rhodius Festa, 1914 - Rhodes Badger
subspecies Meles meles severzovi Heptner, 1940 - Fergana Badger

Links and literature

EN ARKive [/badger/meles-meles/]

ARKive []
Data retrieved on: 16 December 2010
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [305312]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Meles meles (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Meles meles Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
DE Zootier-Lexikon [124:dachs-meles-meles&Itemid=245]

Dollinger P.: Zootier-Lexikon
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2018
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Meles meles (Linnaeus, 1758)]

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