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Wednesday 21 March 2018

Species Sheet

Amazon Weasel

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Classification - Taxonomy

CLASS Mammals
 ORDER  Carnivora
  FAMILY   Mustelidae
   SUBFAMILY    Mustelinae
    SUBGENUS     Grammogale
       LATIN NAME      Mustela africana
AUTHOR  Desmarest, 1818
SYNONYMS  Grammogale africana - 

Location- Threatened

DISTRIBUTION  Amazon Basin and Amazonia in Brazil, Ecuador, and Peru,
STATUS  IUCN 1996 : Data Deficient - IUCN 2009 : Least Concern


 Describ subspecies = 2? ; Valid in taxonomy = 2?
 Possible listed subspecies =
Mustela africana africana
Mustela africana paraensis ?
Mustela africana stolzmanni ?
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Pelage brun roussatre dessus, plus clair en dessous, avec une rayure médiane abdominale brune ; queue à bout noir indistinct ; pattes à coussinet glabre