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SPECIES Meles meles

Author:Linnaeus, 1758.
Citation:Syst. Nat., 10th ed., 1: 48.
Common Name:European Badger
Type Locality:"Europa inter rimas rupium et lapidum," restricted by Thomas (1911a) to "Upsala" [Sweden].
Distribution:Afghanistan, Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, China (Xinjiang), Crete, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia (eastward up to Volga River), Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Reviewed by Petrov (1953) and Heptner et al. (1967). Synonyms allocated according to Heptner et al. (1967) and Abramov (2001).
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SUBSPECIES meles

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SUBSPECIES canescens

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