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Mustela erminea Linnaeus 1758 (stoat)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Mustelidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 48848

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Mustela according to O. Thomas 1911

Sister taxa: Mustela altaica, Mustela americana, Mustela buwaldi, Mustela eversmannii, Mustela frenata, Mustela furo, Mustela itatsi, Mustela jacksoni, Mustela lutreola, Mustela macrodon, Mustela meltoni, Mustela nigripes, Mustela nivalis, Mustela nudipes, Mustela ogygia, Mustela putorius, Mustela reliquus, Mustela rexroadensis, Mustela sibirica, Mustela strigidorsa, Mustela vison

Ecology: scansorial carnivore-omnivore

Average measurements (in mm): M1 3.20 x 1.20, m1 4.33 x 1.89, femur length 26.7, humerus length 25.1, radius length 16.5, skull length 38.0, tibia length 28.2, ulna length 19.6

Estimated body mass: 77.0 g based on femur length, humerus length, tibia length, and ulna length