Taxon profile


European Polecat
Mustela putorius Linnaeus, 1758

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

Scientific synonyms

Putorius putorius (Linnaeus, 1758)

Other names

= Western Polecat

Least Concern


juvenile animal


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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 furo Linnaeus, 1758 - Ferret

Mustela putorius furo - Ferret

subspecies Mustela putorius mosquensis Heptner, 1966
subspecies Mustela putorius putorius Linnaeus, 1758
subspecies Mustela putorius rothschildi Pocock, 1932

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
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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