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Mustela americana Kerr 1792 (American marten)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Mustelidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 48844

Alternative combinations: Martes americana, Mustela zibellina americana

Synonyms: Martes caurina nobilis Hall 1926 (no. 47920), Martes nobilis Hall 1926 (no. 105036)

Belongs to Mustela according to J. A. Allen 1895

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

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): P3 5.14 x 2.47, P4 7.77 x 4.87, M1 4.50 x 7.44, M2 9.75 x 6.20, p3 4.97 x 2.34, p4 5.55 x 2.61, m1 8.89 x 3.54, femur length 68.5, humerus length 60.2, radius length 46.5, skull length 80.5, tibia length 70.9

Estimated body mass: 1.24 kg based on femur length, humerus length, and tibia length