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1 January 2018 Mustela sibirica (Carnivora: Mustelidae)
Chris J. Law
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Mustela sibiricaPallas, 1773, commonly known as the Siberian weasel, is a widely distributed Palearctic musteline with natural populations ranging from west of the Ural Mountains of Siberia to the Far East and south to Taiwan and the Himalayas. A key characteristic that distinguishes M. sibirica from most sympatric musteline species is the occurrence of a black mask on its face that surrounds the eyes, a white muzzle and chin, and the presence of a nearly completely monotone yellowish-brown coat. Although M. sibirica is hunted to make “kolinsky stable-hair” paintbrushes, populations remain stable and the species is currently listed as “Least Concern” by the International Union for Conservation and Nature and Natural Resources.

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Chris J. Law "Mustela sibirica (Carnivora: Mustelidae)," Mammalian Species 50(966), 109-118, (1 January 2018). https://doi.org/10.1093/mspecies/sey013
Published: 1 January 2018
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kolinsky
kolonok
mustelid
musteline
Siberian weasel
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