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SPECIES Mustela sibirica

Author:Pallas, 1773.
Citation:Reise Prov. Russ. Reichs., 2: 701.
Common Name:Siberian Weasel
Type Locality:"Sibiriae montanis, sylvis densissimis", restricted by Pocock (1941a) to "Vorposten Tigerazkoi, near Usstkomengorsk, W. Altai," based on Pallas (1773:570) [U.S.S.R., E. Kazakhstan, vic. of Ust-Kamenogorsk, Tigeretskoie (Honacki et al., 1982)].
Distribution:N Burma, China, Japan (Hokkaido, introduced to Honshu), North Korea, South Korea, Pakistan, Russia (From Kirov Prov., Tataria and W Ural Mtns throughout Siberia to Far East), Taiwan, N Thailand.
Status:CITES Appendix III (India); IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Youngman (1982) placed sibirica in the subgenus Lutreola, Abramov (1999) placed it in the subgenus Kolonokus. Ognev (1935) considered altaica and sibirica closely related. Ellerman and Morrison-Scott (1951) implied, and Heptner et al. (1967), Corbet (1978), and Lekagul and McNeely (1988) believed lutreolina and sibirica conspecific; however, this has not been supported by primary studies (Brongersma, 1940; Van Bree and Boeadi, 1978). Abramov (1999) and Kurose et al. (2000) considered itatsi and sibirica separate. Synonyms allocated according to Ellerman and Morrison-Scott (1951).
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SUBSPECIES sibirica

SUBSPECIES canigula

SUBSPECIES charbinensis

SUBSPECIES coreanus

SUBSPECIES davidiana

SUBSPECIES fontanierii

SUBSPECIES hodgsoni

SUBSPECIES manchurica

SUBSPECIES moupinensis

SUBSPECIES quelpartis

SUBSPECIES subhemachalana

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