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Striped polecat.jpg
Striped polecat (Ictonyx striatus)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Mustelidae
Subfamily: Ictonychinae
Genus: Ictonyx
Kaup, 1835
Type species
Bradypus striatus

Ictonyx libycus
Ictonyx striatus

Map of the distribution of Ictonyx in Africa.png
Ictonyx range

Ictonyx[1] is a genus in the family Mustelidae (weasels). It contains two species:[1]


  1. ^ a b Wozencraft, W. C. (2005). "Genus Ictonyx". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 532–628. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.