Mustela africana (Carnivora: Mustelidae)

Ramirez-Chaves, Hector E., Arango-Guerra, Heidi Liliana and Patterson, Bruce D. (2014) Mustela africana (Carnivora: Mustelidae). Mammalian Species, 46 917: 110-115. doi:10.1644/917.1

Author Ramirez-Chaves, Hector E.
Arango-Guerra, Heidi Liliana
Patterson, Bruce D.
Title Mustela africana (Carnivora: Mustelidae)
Formatted title
Mustela africana (Carnivora: Mustelidae)
Journal name Mammalian Species
ISSN 1545-1410
Publication date 2014-12-18
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1644/917.1
Open Access Status
Volume 46
Issue 917
Start page 110
End page 115
Total pages 6
Place of publication Cary, NC United States
Publisher Oxford University Press
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Mustela africana Desmarest, 1818, is a mustelid commonly called the tropical or Amazon weasel and is South America's largest weasel. It has dark pelage with little variation in color on the dorsum; the venter is pale colored with a dark medial longitudinal stripe, matching the color of the dorsum. The species is endemic to the Amazon Basin. Known from about 30 records over 2 centuries from different localities of Brazil, Ecuador, and Peru, it may be one of the rarest carnivores in South America. Globally, it is considered “Least Concern” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.
Keyword Amazon
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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