Amazon Weasel


Amazon Weasel

Taxobox
status = DD | status_system = IUCN2.3
name = Amazon Weasel


regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Mammalia
ordo = Carnivora
familia = Mustelidae
subfamilia = Mustelinae
genus = "Mustela"
species = "M. africana"
binomial = "Mustela africana"
binomial_authority = Desmarest, 1818
The Amazon Weasel ("Mustela africana"), or Tropical Weasel, is a South American weasel, which has been recorded in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Despite its scientific name it is not found in Africa. It is a shiny brown weasel with a white or cream belly with a brown stripe down the chest. Little is known about the species, but it is probably quite rare in the wild.

References

* [http://www.iucnredlist.org/search/details.php/14025/summ IUCN Red List]
*Emmons, L.H. (1997). "Neotropical Rainforest Mammals", 2nd ed. University of Chicago Press ISBN 0-226-20721-8


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