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Meles meles Linnaeus 1758 (European badger)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Mustelidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 157470

Alternative combination: Ursus meles

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 Meles according to International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature 1998

Sister taxon: Meles iberica

Ecology: semifossorial carnivore-omnivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 95.0, humerus length 87.3, radius length 66.3, skull length 130.2, tibia length 69.7

Estimated body mass: 2.32 kg based on femur length, humerus length, and tibia length