Taxon profile


European Polecat
Mustela putorius Linnaeus, 1758

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

Scientific synonyms

Putorius putorius (Linnaeus, 1758)

Other names

= Western Polecat

Least Concern LC


juvenile animal


Mustela putorius - European Polecat

Author: Pavel Zuber

Mustela putorius - Ferret

Author: Pavel Zuber

Mustela putorius - Ferret

Author: Pavel Zuber

Taxon in country check-lists*

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Included taxa

Number of records: 7

subspecies Mustela putorius anglia Pocock, 1936
subspecies Mustela putorius aureola Barrett-Hamilton, 1904
subspecies Mustela putorius caledoniae Tetley, 1939
subspecies Mustela putorius mosquensis Heptner, 1966
subspecies Mustela putorius putorius Linnaeus, 1758
subspecies Mustela putorius rothschildi Pocock, 1932

Unplaced taxa

form Mustela putorius f. furo Linnaeus, 1758 - Ferret

Mustela putorius f. furo

Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [305328]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Mustela putorius 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 Mustela putorius Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
DE Zootier-Lexikon [118:iltis-mustela-putorius&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 Mustela putorius Linnaeus, 1758]

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