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SPECIES Mustela putorius

Author:Linnaeus, 1758.
Citation:Syst. Nat., 10th ed., 1: 46.
Common Name:European Polecat
Type Locality:"inter Europae rupes et lapidum acervos", restricted by Thomas (1911a) to "Scania, S. Sweden."
Distribution:Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britian, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Reviewed by Heptner et al. (1967). Probable ancestor of the domestic ferret, M. p. furo (Rempe, 1970; Volobuev et al., 1974). Youngman (1982) and Abramov (1999) placed it in the subgenus Putorius. Pocock (1936b) and Ellerman and Morrison-Scott (1966) considered eversmanii and putorius conspecific; however, Ognev (1931), Stroganov (1962), and Heptner et al. (1967), recognized them as distinct species. Synonyms allocated according to Heptner et al. (1967).
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SUBSPECIES putorius

SUBSPECIES anglia

SUBSPECIES aureola

SUBSPECIES caledoniae

SUBSPECIES furo

SUBSPECIES mosquensis

SUBSPECIES rothschildi

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