Taxon profile


European Mink
Mustela lutreola (Linnaeus, 1761)

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

Scientific synonyms

Viverra lutreola Linnaeus, 1761
Lutreola lutreola (Linnaeus, 1761)

Critically Endangered CR



Mustela lutreola - European Mink

Author: Jiří Novák

Taxon in country check-lists*

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Included taxa

Number of records: 7

subspecies Mustela lutreola biedermanni Matschie, 1912
subspecies Mustela lutreola binominata Ellerman & Morrison-Scott, 1951
subspecies Mustela lutreola cylipena Matschie, 1912
subspecies Mustela lutreola lutreola Linnaeus, 1761
subspecies Mustela lutreola novikovi Ellerman & Morrison-Scott, 1951

Mustela lutreola novikovi

subspecies Mustela lutreola transsylvanica Éhik, 1932
subspecies Mustela lutreola turovi Kuznecov, 1939

Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [305323]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Mustela lutreola (Linnaeus, 1761)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [14018]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Mustela lutreola (Linnaeus, 1761)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Mustela lutreola Linnaeus, 1761]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Mustela lutreola (Linnaeus, 1761)]

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