Monday Mustelid #27


Pine marten, Martes martes L.


[Strictly speaking, #27 should be the Nilgiri marten, M. gwatkinsii, but I can't find any images.]

More like this

American marten, Martes americana Turton 1806. (source)
Stone or Beech marten, Martes foina Erxleben 1777 [source]
Japanese marten, Martes melampus Wagner 1841. (source)
Yellow-throated marten Martes flavigula Bodaert 1785. (source)

Thank you for providing the Monday Mustelid.

I had no idea what "mustelids" were before reading your blog. Yeah, I know a weasel when I see one, Casey Luskin of the Discovery Institute, for example, but I was unfamiliar with the diversity of this group.

I find them strangely attractive, Casey excluded, and their social behavior is fascinating. Thanks to your blog I am learning more about this group of animals.

Best regards,

my pleasure!

By John Lynch (not verified) on 25 Aug 2008 #permalink

I *still* want a marten! Anyone wanna trade a cat for a marten?