Meles meles Linnaeus 1758 (European badger)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Mustelidae

Alternative combination: Ursus meles

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Meles according to International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature 1998

See also Arribas and Garrido 2007, Baryshnikov 2009, Kurten 1968, Linnaeus 1758, Marmi et al. 2004 and Thomas 1911

Sister taxa: Meles iberica, Meles taxus, Meles thorali

Ecology: semifossorial carnivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Belgium (1 collection), China (1), the Czech Republic (1), France (1), Georgia (1), Germany (4), Greece (3), Hungary (2), Italy (8), the Netherlands (1), Poland (1), Romania (1), the Russian Federation (1), Spain (1), Tajikistan (1), Turkey (1), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 30 collections each including a single occurrence

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