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Mustela nivalis  Linnaeus, 1766
Taxonomic Serial No.: 180554

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Least Weasel [English]
 
    belette pygmée [French]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderCarnivora Bowdich, 1821 – cachorro do mato, carnívoro, gato do mato, lontra, carnivores, carnivores  
                                  SuborderCaniformia Kretzoi, 1938 – dog-like carnivores  
                                     FamilyMustelidae Fischer, 1817 – mustelids  
                                        SubfamilyMustelinae Fischer, 1817 – wolverines, martens, weasels  
                                           GenusMustela Linnaeus, 1758 – ermines, ferrets, minks, weasels  
                                              SpeciesMustela nivalis Linnaeus, 1766 – Least Weasel, belette pygmée  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Subspecies Mustela nivalis aistoodonnivalis Wu and Kao, 1991  
                                                 Subspecies Mustela nivalis allegheniensis (Rhoads, 1901)  
                                                 Subspecies Mustela nivalis boccamela Bechstein, 1800  
                                                 Subspecies Mustela nivalis campestris Jackson, 1913  
                                                 Subspecies Mustela nivalis caucasica Barrett-Hamilton, 1900  
                                                 Subspecies Mustela nivalis eskimo (Stone, 1900)  
                                                 Subspecies Mustela nivalis heptneri Morozova-Turova, 1953  
                                                 Subspecies Mustela nivalis mosanensis Mori, 1927  
                                                 Subspecies Mustela nivalis namiyei Kuroda, 1921  
                                                 Subspecies Mustela nivalis nivalis Linnaeus, 1766  
                                                 Subspecies Mustela nivalis numidica Pucheran, 1855  
                                                 Subspecies Mustela nivalis pallida Barrett-Hamilton, 1900  
                                                 Subspecies Mustela nivalis pygmaea (J. A. Allen, 1903)  
                                                 Subspecies Mustela nivalis rixosa (Bangs, 1896)  
                                                 Subspecies Mustela nivalis rossica Abramov and Baryshnikov, 2000  
                                                 Subspecies Mustela nivalis russelliana Thomas, 1911  
                                                 Subspecies Mustela nivalis stoliczkana Blanford, 1877  
                                                 Subspecies Mustela nivalis tonkinensis Björkegren, 1941  
                                                 Subspecies Mustela nivalis vulgaris Erxleben, 1777  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Alfred L. Gardner  
  Notes: Curator of North American mammals and Chief of Mammal Section, National Biological Service, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, USA   
  Reference for: Mustela nivalis    
       
  Expert: W. Christopher Wozencraft  
  Notes: Division of Natural Sciences, Bethel College, 1001 W. McKinley Ave., Mishawaka, IN 46545   
  Reference for: Mustela nivalis    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: CDP, database (version 1999)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Least Weasel[English], belette pygmée [French]   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Mustela nivalis   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Mustela nivalis   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Mustela nivalis   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2   
  Page(s): 2142   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Mustela nivalis, Least Weasel [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and F. Russell Cole  
  Publication Date: 2000   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Common Names of Mammals of the World   
  Page(s): xiv + 204   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-383-3   
  Notes: With contributions by Bernadette N. Graham, Adam P. Potter, and Mariana M. Upmeyer   
  Reference for: Mustela nivalis   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China)  
    Southern Asia  
    North America  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native  
    Canada, Native  
    Alaska, Native  
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc)  
    Comments: Reviewed by Reichstein (1957), van Zyll de Jong (1992), Reig (1997), and Abramov and Baryshinikov (2000). Reig divided this problematic taxon into four species based on a skull morphometric analysis (subpalmata, rixosa, eskimo, and vulgaris). Abramov and Baryshinikov separated only subpalmata. Youngman (1982) placed nivalis in the subgenus Mustela; Abramov (1999) placed it in the subgenus Gale. Synonyms allocated according to Ellerman and Morrison-Scott (1951), Hall (1981), Sheffield and Ki...  
 

 

   

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