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Mustela jacksoni Storer 2004 (weasel)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Mustelidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 105202

Full reference: J. E. Storer. 2004. A new species of Mustela (Mammalia; Carnivora; Mustelidae) from the Fort Selkirk fauna (Early Pleistocene) of Yukon Territory, Canada. Paludicola 4(4):151-155

Belongs to Mustela according to J. E. Storer 2004

Sister taxa: Mustela (Lutreola), Mustela (Putorius), Mustela altaica, Mustela americana, Mustela buwaldi, Mustela erminea, Mustela eversmannii, Mustela frenata, Mustela furo, Mustela itatsi, Mustela meltoni, Mustela nigripes, Mustela nivalis, Mustela nudipes, Mustela ogygia, Mustela palermina, Mustela praenivalis, Mustela putorius, Mustela rexroadensis, Mustela sibirica, Mustela spelaea, Mustela strigidorsa

Type specimen: YG 95.4, a mandible (left dentary fragment with p3-m1). Its type locality is Fort Selkirk, which is in a Pleistocene loess siliciclastic in Canada.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): p2 1.40 x 0.88, p3 1.80 x 1.00, p4 2.18 x 1.13, m1 4.12 x 1.59, c1 1.52 x 1.08