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SPECIES Martes pennanti

Author:Erxleben, 1777.
Citation:Syst. Regni Anim., 1: 470.
Common Name:Fisher
Type Locality:"in America boreali, vulgaris victitans quadrupedibus minoribus." Listed by Miller and Rehm (1901) as "Eastern Canada."
Distribution:Canada (Yukon to E Quebec), USA (Sierra Nevadas, N Rocky Mtns; Minnesota, N Wisconsin, Michigan upper peninsula, New York, Maine).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Reviewed by Powell (1981); Goldman (1935) recognized three subspecies; Hagmeier (1961) concluded that subspecies could not be recognized. Synonyms allocated according to Hall (1981) and Powell (1981). Stone and Cook (2002) placed it in the subgenus Pekania Gray, 1865, and suggested that pennanti and Gulo gulo may form a monophyletic group, which would make Martes paraphyletic.
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SUBSPECIES pennanti

SUBSPECIES columbiana

SUBSPECIES pacifica

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