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Mustela putorius Linnaeus 1758 (European polecat)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Mustelidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 104168

Alternative combination: Mustela (Putorius) putorius

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 (Lutreola), Mustela (Putorius), Mustela altaica, Mustela americana, 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 rexroadensis, Mustela sibirica, Mustela spelaea, Mustela strigidorsa

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 51.0, humerus length 45.5, radius length 36.2, tibia length 52.3, ulna length 31.6

Estimated body mass: 401.7 g based on femur length, humerus length, tibia length, and ulna length