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SPECIES Mustela altaica

Author:Pallas, 1811.
Citation:Zoogr. Rosso-Asiat., I: 98.
Common Name:Mountain Weasel
Type Locality:"qui alpes altaicas adibunt" [Altai Mtns].
Distribution:W and N China, Kashmir, E Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, North Korea (?), Russia (S and SE Siberia, Primorski Krai), Sikkim, Tajikistan.
Status:CITES Appendix III (India); IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Youngman (1982) placed altaica in the subgenus Mustela; however, Ognev (1935) considered sibirica and altaica closely related. Abramov (1999) placed it in the subgenus Gale. Synonyms allocated according to Ellerman and Morrison-Scott (1951).
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SUBSPECIES altaica

SUBSPECIES birulai

SUBSPECIES raddei

SUBSPECIES temon

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