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SPECIES Martes zibellina

Author:Linnaeus, 1758.
Citation:Syst. Nat., 10th ed., 1: 46.
Common Name:Sable
Type Locality:"asia septentrionali," restricted by Thomas (1911a) to "N. Asia." Restricted by Ognev (1931:562) to "Tobol'skaya gub. v ee severnoi chasti" ["northern part of Tobol'sk Province" (1962 translation)] [Russia].
Distribution:China (Xinjiang to NE), Japan (Hokkaido); Mongolia, North Korea, Russia (Ural Mtns to Siberia, Kamchatka, Sakhalin).
Status:IUCN Data Deficient as M. z. brachyura, otherwise Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Reviewed by Pavlinin (1966). May be conspecific with americana, martes, and melampus (Anderson, 1970; Hagmeier, 1961). Heptner et al. (1967) included Japanese and Korean melampus in zibellina. Synonyms allocated according to Heptner et al. (1967). Stone and Cook (2002) placed it in the subgenus Martes.
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Offspring:

SUBSPECIES zibellina

SUBSPECIES angarensis

SUBSPECIES arsenjevi

SUBSPECIES averini

SUBSPECIES brachyura

SUBSPECIES ilimpiensis

SUBSPECIES jakutensis

SUBSPECIES kamtschadalica

SUBSPECIES obscura

SUBSPECIES princeps

SUBSPECIES sahalinensis

SUBSPECIES sajanensis

SUBSPECIES schantaricus

SUBSPECIES tomensis

SUBSPECIES tungussensis

SUBSPECIES yeniseensis

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