Taxon profile


Chinese Ferret-badger
Melogale moschata (Gray, 1831)

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

Scientific synonyms

Helictis moschata Gray, 1831

Other names

= Small-toothed Ferret-badger

IUCN category:Least Concern


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Included taxa

Number of records: 7

subspecies Melogale moschata ferreogrisea Hilzheimer, 1905
subspecies Melogale moschata hainanensis Zheng & Xu, 1983
subspecies Melogale moschata millsi Thomas, 1922
subspecies Melogale moschata moschata (Gray, 1831)
subspecies Melogale moschata sorella G. M. Allen, 1929
subspecies Melogale moschata subaurantiaca Swinhoe, 1862
subspecies Melogale moschata taxilla Thomas, 1925

Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [41626]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Melogale moschata (Gray, 1831)]
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) [] [as Melogale moschata Gray, 1831]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Melogale moschata (Gray, 1831)]
Menon V. (2009): A Field Guide to Indian Mammals, Christopher Helm, London, 200 pp.
Francis C. M. (2008): A Field Guide to the Mammals of South East Asia, New Holland Publishers, London, 392 pp.
Smith A. T., Xie Y. (eds) (2008): A Guide to the Mammals of China, Princeton University Press, Princeton, 576 pp.
EN Wilson E., Mittermeier R. A. (editors) (2009): Handbook of the Mammals of the World, Volume 1: Carnivores, Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, 727 pp.
EN Ewer R. F. (1998): The Carnivores, Cornell University Press, New York, 524 pp.
EN Nowak, R. M. (1999): Walker's Mammals of the World, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 1732 pp.

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