Gateway to the Paleobiology Database
Mustela frenata Lichtenstein 1831 (long-tailed weasel)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Mustelidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 48850

Synonyms: Mustela arizonensis Mearns 1891 (no. 48845), Mustela gracilis Brown 1908 (no. 48853), Mustela noveboracensis Emmons 1840 (no. 48862), Mustela reliquus Hall 1960 (no. 48865), Putorius arizonensis Mearns 1891 (no. 51272), Putorius gracilis Brown 1908 (no. 51273), Putorius noveboracensis Emmons 1840 (no. 51275)

Belongs to Mustela according to B. Kurten and E. Anderson 1980

Sister taxa: Mustela (Lutreola), Mustela (Putorius), Mustela altaica, Mustela americana, Mustela buwaldi, Mustela erminea, Mustela eversmannii, 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): m1 5.18 x 2.09, femur length 33.2, humerus length 30.9, radius length 20.1, skull length 39.5, tibia length 33.7

Estimated body mass: 162.5 g based on femur length, humerus length, and tibia length