Greater Grison


Greater Grison

Taxobox
name = Greater Grison
status = LR/lc | status_system = IUCN2.3



image_caption = A Lesser Grison
image_width = 200px
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Mammalia
ordo = Carnivora
familia = Mustelidae
genus = "Galictis"
species = "G. vittata"
binomial = "Galictis vittata"
binomial_authority = (Schreber, 1776)

The greater grison, "Galictis vittata", is an animal belonging to the ferret family Mustelidae from Central and South America, from southern Mexico to Brazil and Bolivia, living in savannas and rainforests, usually seen near rivers and streams.

Greater grisons are terrestrial and nocturnal, with some diurnal activity in the morning. They live alone or in pairs, feeding on small vertebrates including fish, amphibians, birds, and other mammals.

ee also

*Lesser Grison

References

*Louise H. Emmons and Francois Feer, 1997 - Neotropical Rainforest Mammals, A Field Guide.


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