Malayan weasel

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Malayan weasel
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Mustelidae
Genus: Mustela
Species: M. nudipes
Binomial name
Mustela nudipes
Desmarest, 1822
Malayan Weasel area.png
Malayan Weasel range

The Malayan weasel (Mustela nudipes) is a species of weasel. It lives in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. It is rated "Least Concern" by the IUCN Red List. Malayan weasels have a body length of 12–14 inches (30–36 cm) and a tail length of 9.4–10.2 inches (24–26 cm). The body is reddish-brown to grayish-white. The head is a much lighter color than the rest of the body. There is no hair on the soles of the feet around the pads.

Not much is known about its breeding habits, but a litter of four has been recorded.

There are two subspecies of the Malayan weasel:

  • M. n.nudipes
  • M. n. leucocephalus

References[edit]

  1. ^ Duckworth, J.W. & Kanchanasaka, B. (2008). Mustela nudipes. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 21 March 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern