Mustela Linnaeus 1758 (weasel)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Mustelidae

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

Parent taxon: Mustelinae according to A. Valenciano et al. 2018

See also Baryshnikov 2009, Baskin 1998, Bjork 1970, Carroll 1988, Gray 1825, Kurten 1968, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Linnaeus 1758, Marmi et al. 2004, Schultz and Howard 1935, Seymour 2004 and Werdelin and Peigne 2010

Sister taxa: Dinogale, Eira, Legionarictis, Martes, Mustelini, Tisisthenes, Vormela

Subtaxa: Mustela (Lutreola) Mustela (Putorius) Mustela altaica Mustela americana Mustela buwaldi Mustela erminea Mustela eversmannii Mustela frenata Mustela furo Mustela itatsi Mustela jacksoni Mustela meltoni Mustela nigripes Mustela nivalis Mustela nudipes Mustela ogygia Mustela palermina Mustela praenivalis Mustela putorius Mustela rexroadensis Mustela sibirica Mustela spelaea Mustela strigidorsa

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Ecology: scansorial carnivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Austria (1 collection), Belgium (1), Canada (4: Alberta, Yukon), China (4), the Czech Republic (1), France (4), Georgia (1), Germany (8), Greece (2), Hungary (15), Italy (5), Japan (3), Mexico (2), Monaco (1), the Netherlands (1), Romania (9), the Russian Federation (1), Spain (3), the United Kingdom (3), United States (60: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming)

• Blancan of United States (13: Arizona, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, Texas, Washington)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of France (1), Hungary (2), Italy (1)

• Pliocene of Armenia (1), Canada (1: Northwest Territories), China (1), Hungary (4), Poland (2), Ukraine (2)

• Hemphillian of United States (4: Nebraska, Oregon)

• Miocene of China (1), Greece (1), Moldova (3), United States (5: California, Oregon)

Total: 171 collections including 235 occurrences

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