musteline mammal

DEFINITIONS OF: musteline mammal

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n fissiped fur-bearing carnivorous mammals

Synonyms:
mustelid, musteline
Types:
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weasel
small carnivorous mammal with short legs and elongated body and neck
mink
slender-bodied semiaquatic mammal having partially webbed feet; valued for its fur
Mustela putorius, fitch, foulmart, foumart, polecat
dark brown mustelid of woodlands of Eurasia that gives off an unpleasant odor when threatened
Mustela nigripes, black-footed ferret, ferret
musteline mammal of prairie regions of United States; nearly extinct
otter
freshwater carnivorous mammal having webbed and clawed feet and dark brown fur
Enhydra lutris, sea otter
large marine otter of northern Pacific coasts having very thick dark brown fur
polecat, skunk, wood pussy
American musteline mammal typically ejecting an intensely malodorous fluid when startled; in some classifications put in a separate subfamily Mephitinae
badger
sturdy carnivorous burrowing mammal with strong claws; widely distributed in the northern hemisphere
Mellivora capensis, honey badger, ratel
nocturnal badger-like carnivore of wooded regions of Africa and southern Asia
Gulo luscus, carcajou, skunk bear, wolverine
stocky shaggy-coated North American carnivorous mammal
Gulo gulo, glutton, wolverine
musteline mammal of northern Eurasia
Galictis vittatus, Grison vittatus, grison
carnivore of Central America and South America resembling a weasel with a greyish-white back and dark underparts
marten, marten cat
agile slender-bodied arboreal mustelids somewhat larger than weasels
Eira barbara, taira, tayra
long-tailed arboreal mustelid of Central America and South America
Mustela erminea, ermine, shorttail weasel
mustelid of northern hemisphere in its white winter coat
Mustela rixosa, New World least weasel
of Canada and northeastern United States
Mustela nivalis, Old World least weasel
of Europe
Mustela frenata, long-tailed weasel, longtail weasel
the common American weasel distinguished by large size and black-tipped tail
American mink, Mustela vison
usually rich dark brown
ferret
domesticated albino variety of the European polecat bred for hunting rats and rabbits
muishond
southern African weasel
Lutra canadensis, river otter
sociable aquatic animal widely distributed along streams and lake borders in North America
Eurasian otter, Lutra lutra
otter found in Europe and Asia
Mephitis mephitis, striped skunk
most common and widespread North American skunk
Mephitis macroura, hooded skunk
of Mexico and southernmost parts of southwestern United States
Conepatus leuconotus, badger skunk, hog-nosed skunk, hognosed skunk, rooter skunk
large naked-muzzled skunk with white back and tail; of southwestern North America and Mexico
Spilogale putorius, little spotted skunk, spotted skunk
small skunk with a marbled black and white coat; of United States and Mexico
American badger, Taxidea taxus
a variety of badger native to America
Eurasian badger, Meles meles
a variety of badger native to Europe and Asia
ferret badger
small ferret-like badger of southeast Asia
Arctonyx collaris, hog badger, hog-nosed badger, sand badger
southeast Asian badger with a snout like a pig
Martes martes, pine marten
dark brown marten of northern Eurasian coniferous forests
Martes zibellina, sable
marten of northern Asian forests having luxuriant dark brown fur
American marten, American sable, Martes americana
valued for its fur
Martes foina, beech marten, stone marten
Eurasian marten having a brown coat with pale breast and throat
Martes pennanti, black cat, fisher, fisher cat, pekan
large dark brown North American arboreal carnivorous mammal
Charronia flavigula, yellow-throated marten
large yellow and black marten of southern China and Burma
Type of:
carnivore
a terrestrial or aquatic flesh-eating mammal
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