Mustela nivalis Linnaeus 1766 (least weasel)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Mustelidae

Synonyms: Mustela rixosa Bangs 1896, Putorius rixosus Bangs 1896

Belongs to Mustela according to G. F. Baryshnikov 2009

See also Alroy 2002, Anderson 1984, Kurten 1968, Kurten 1972, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Marmi et al. 2004, Mead and Mead 1989 and Wilson and Reeder 1993

Sister taxa: 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 nudipes, Mustela ogygia, Mustela palermina, Mustela praenivalis, Mustela putorius, Mustela rexroadensis, Mustela sibirica, Mustela spelaea, Mustela strigidorsa

Subtaxa: Mustela nivalis kudarensis

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Ecology: scansorial carnivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Austria (1 collection), Canada (1: Alberta), Georgia (1), Germany (3), Hungary (3), Italy (2), the Netherlands (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (6: Nevada, Virginia, West Virginia)

Total: 20 collections each including a single occurrence

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