Marbled polecat

species of mammal

The marbled polecat (Vormela peregusna) is a small mammal in the Mustelinae subfamily.

Marbled polecat
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Adult marbled polecat (Vormela peregusna)
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Vormela
Binomial name
Vormela peregusna
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Marbled polecat range

The marbled polecat is found in grasslands from southeast Europe to Asia. It is found in Russia, China, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, north-western Pakistan, northern India, Mongolia and Kazakhstan. Like other mustelines, if threatened it puts out a disgusting strong-smelling secretion from anal sacs under its tail.

SourcesEdit

  1. Tikhonov A. (2008). "Vormela peregusna". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 23 December 2014.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

Other websitesEdit

  Data related to Vormela peregusna at Wikispecies