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Mustela nigripes Audubon and Bachman 1851 (black-footed ferret)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Mustelidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 48860

Belongs to Mustela according to E. M. Mead and J. I. Mead 1989

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 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 8.19 x 2.31, femur length 50.7, humerus length 47.9, radius length 34.3, tibia length 49.2, ulna length 37.0

Estimated body mass: 440.8 g based on femur length, humerus length, tibia length, and ulna length