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Least Weasel
Mustela nivalis Linnaeus, 1766

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

Scientific synonyms

Mustela minuta

Other names

= Common Weasel

Least Concern

Images


juvenile animal

skull

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Included taxa

Number of records: 18

subspecies Mustela nivalis allegheniensis Rhoads, 1901 - Allegheny Weasel
subspecies Mustela nivalis boccamela Bechstein, 1800 - Transcaucasian Weasel
subspecies Mustela nivalis campestris Jackson, 1913 - Plains Weasel
subspecies Mustela nivalis caucasica Barrett-Hamilton, 1900
subspecies Mustela nivalis eskimo Stone, 1900
subspecies Mustela nivalis heptneri Morozova-Turova, 1953 - Turkmenian Weasel
subspecies Mustela nivalis mosanensis Mori, 1927 - Korean Weasel
subspecies Mustela nivalis namiyei Kuroda, 1921 - Japanese Weasel
subspecies Mustela nivalis nivalis Linnaeus, 1766 - Common Weasel

Mustela nivalis nivalis - Common Weasel

subspecies Mustela nivalis numidica Pucheran, 1855 - Mediterranean Weasel
subspecies Mustela nivalis pallida Barrett-Hamilton, 1900 - Montane Turkestan Weasel
subspecies Mustela nivalis pygmaea J. A. Allen, 1903 - Siberian Least Wease
subspecies Mustela nivalis rixosa Bangs, 1896 - Bangs' Weasel
subspecies Mustela nivalis rossica Abramov & Baryshnikov, 2000
subspecies Mustela nivalis russelliana Thomas, 1911 - Sichuan Weasel
subspecies Mustela nivalis stoliczkana Blanford, 1877
subspecies Mustela nivalis tonkinensis Björkegren, 1941 - Vietnamese Weasel
subspecies Mustela nivalis vulgaris Erxleben, 1777 - Middle-European Weasel

Mustela nivalis vulgaris - Middle-European Weasel


Links and literature

EN ARKive [/weasel/mustela-nivalis/]

ARKive [http://www.arkive.org]
Data retrieved on: 16 December 2010
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [305324]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [http://www.faunaeur.org] [as Mustela nivalis Linnaeus, 1766]
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) [http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3] [as Mustela nivalis Linnaeus, 1766]
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 nivalis Linnaeus, 1766]

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