Least wheasel

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Least wheasel
Temporal range: Late Pleistocene–Recent
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Least wheasel at the British Wildlife Centre, Surrey, Ingland
Scienteefic clessification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Faimily: Mustelidae
Genus: Mustela
Species: M. nivalis
Binomial name
Mustela nivalis
Linnaeus, 1766
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Global range o M. nivalis

The least wheasel (Mustela nivalis), eften simply cried wheasel, is the smawest member o the genus Mustela an o the faimily Mustelidae (as well as the smawest o the Carnivora), native tae Eurasie, North Americae an North Africae, tho it haes been introduced tae New Zealand, Australie, Maltae, Crete, Bermuda, Madeira Island, the Azores, the Canary Islands, Sao Tome, the Falkland Islands, Argentinae an Chile.[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Tikhonov, A.; Cavallini, P.; Maran, T.; Kranz, A.; Herrero, J.; Giannatos, G.; Stubbe, M.; Conroy, J.; Kryštufek, B.; Abramov, A.; et al. (2008). "Mustela nivalis". IUCN Reid Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2008. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naitur. Retrieved 21 Mairch 2009. 
  2. LONG JL 2003. Introduced Mammals of the World: Their History, Distribution and Influence (Cabi Publishing) by John L. Long (ISBN 9780851997483)