Long-tailed weasel (Mustela frenata)

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Long-tailed weasel
IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern LEAST
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  • A prolific hunter, the long-tailed weasel feeds mainly on rodents and other small mammals.
  • Although mainly terrestrial, the long-tailed weasel can also climb and swim.
  • Both male and female long-tailed weasels are territorial, leading solitary lives apart from during the breeding season.
  • Long-tailed weasels in the north of their range turn white in the winter, while their southern counterparts keep the same coat colour year-round.
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Long-tailed weasel description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderCarnivora
FamilyMustelidae
GenusMustela (1)

Information on the long-tailed weasel (Mustela frenata) is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

Spanish
Comedreja Andina.
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Long-tailed weasel status

The long-tailed weasel is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (July, 2012)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
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