Monday Mustelid #15 (and #16!)

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Burmese Ferret Badger, Melogale personata Saint-Hillaire 1831

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Chinese Ferret Badger, Melogale moschata Gray 1831

There are two further putative species of ferret badger for which I’m unable to find suitable images: Everett’s ferret badger (Melogale everetti Thomas 1895) and the Javan ferret badger (Melogale orientalis Horsfield 1821). The genus is in need of a good taxonomic study.

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