The interrelationships of chromosome banding patterns in canids, mustelids
, hyena, and felids.
This region was historically home to a diverse group of carnivores such as the Caspian tiger (Panthera tigris virgata), the Asiatic lion (Panthera leo persica) 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 (Marres martes) and other smaller mustelid
species (BPPC and EEII 2002).
species can coexist when rodent populations are high.
Dayan and Simberloff (1994) cite numerous references for European mustelid
species showing dietary differences between the sexes.
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.
In laboratory studies on wild mammals, perception of increased predation risk in red-backed voles (Clethrionomys rutilus) by exposure to mustelid
odor has been found to depress embryo growth (Ylonen et al.
Population oscillations of boreal rodents: Regulation by mustelid
predators leads to chaos.
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.
A detection occurred at 1535 m in elevation in the southern Cascades during a mustelid
survey (Farrell and others 1996), and a recent detection occurred within the Eagle Cap Wilderness in northeastern Oregon at a baited camera station during January 2014 (B Ratliff, ODFW, Baker City, OR, pers.
This site has yielded up to 13 different mustelid
species (Alba et al.
pauli, or the mustelid
Lutra nippon (Wozencraft, 2005; Wilson and Mittermeier, 2009).
Although their auditory senses are incredibly well developed, the hare has been shown to respond strongly to mustelid
odors through suppressed feeding and prolonged avoidance of scented sites (Sullivan et al.
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.
The tayra Eira barbara (Linnaeus, 1758) is a very common neotropical mustelid
with a wide distribution.