Mustela felipei (Carnivora: Mustelidae)

Ramírez Chaves, Héctor E. and Patterson, Bruce D. (2014) Mustela felipei (Carnivora: Mustelidae). Mammalian Species, 46 906: 11-15. doi:10.1644/906

Author Ramírez Chaves, Héctor E.
Patterson, Bruce D.
Title Mustela felipei (Carnivora: Mustelidae)
Formatted title
Mustela felipei Carnivora Mustelidae
Journal name Mammalian Species
ISSN 1545-1410
Publication date 2014-08-08
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1644/906
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 46
Issue 906
Start page 11
End page 15
Total pages 5
Place of publication Cary, NC, United States
Publisher Oxford University Press
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Mustela felipei Izor and de la Torre, 1978, is a mustelid commonly called the Colombian or Don Felipe’s weasel and is South America’s smallest weasel. It is also the darkest weasel in South America, with little variation in dorsal coloration; the venter is cream-colored with an oval spot the same color as the dorsum. The species is endemic to the Andes. Known from 6 specimens and 5 localities in Colombia and Ecuador, it may be the rarest carnivore in South America. Globally, it is considered “Vulnerable” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, although in Colombia it is considered “Endangered.”
Keyword Andes
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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