Turkey, a natural land bridge connecting Europe and Asia, was historically home to a myriad of mammalian species, including a full complement of carnivores such as the Asiatic lion (Panthera leo persica), Caspian tiger (Panthera tigris virgata), gray wolf (Canis lupus), striped hyena (Hyaena hyaena), brown bear (Ursus arctos), Anatolian leopard (Panthera pardus tulliana), Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx), caracal (Felis caracal), Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra), golden jackal (Canis aureus), red fox (Vulpes vulpes), European wildcat (Felis silvestris caucasica), pine marten (Martes martes), and other smaller mustelid
species can coexist when rodent populations are high.
The close correlation of pesticide use and the rapid decline of mustelid
populations in Nebraska could easily indicate cause and effect in the decrease of these furbearers.
Sullivan and co-workers (Sullivan, Crump, & Sullivan, 1988; Sullivan, Crump, Weiser, & Dixon, 1990; Sullivan, Nordstrom, & Sullivan, 1985a, 1985b), for example, find that both natural and synthetic anal gland, urine, and/or fecal odors from fox and mustelid
predators reduces plant foraging by deer, snowshoe hares, and various rodents for periods of weeks.
They're of the mustelid
family, which is found all over the world, and includes ferrets, weasels, martens, wolverines, badgers, otters and the European pole cat.
In Square C, Layer 6, macrofaunal analysis revealed cave bear, fox, hare and a small fragment of a mustelid
43 Which member of the mustelid
family, living in North America and weighing less than an ounce, is the smallest living carnivore?
Otters are members of the Mustelid
family, which includes badgers, polecats, martens, weasels, stoats and mink.
Two postcranial bones of a small mustelid
complete the list of wild mammals from Begash.
Collectively this information provides new insight relative to chromosomal evolution in this mustelid
Pine marten, an even rarer, endangered, forest-dwelling mustelid
, may well be present in the forest.
The Australian Late Pleistocene fossil record includes no ursid and only single mustelid
, felid and canid analogues: the Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii), the Marsupial 'Lion' (Thylacoleo carnifex) and the Thylacine or Tasmanian 'Tiger' (Thylacinus cynocephalus) [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1 OMITTED].
Closely associated with the vast colonies of black-tailed prairie dogs that once obtained over much of western and central Texas, this mustelid
now is extinct in the state and apparently in the wild over its entire former range.
Otter- like animals -members of the Mustelid
family, which includes badgers,polecats, martens, weasels, stoats and mink -have inhabited the earth for the last 30m years.
Ferrets are frequently lost by those sending the animals down burrows after the many rabbits in the area,but pale examples of this mustelid
are usually yellowy not white,and have pinkish eyes.