Indonesian mountain weasel

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Indonesian mountain weasel
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Mustelidae
Genus: Mustela
Species:
M. lutreolina
Binomial name
Mustela lutreolina
Indonesian Mountain Weasel area.png
Indonesian mountain weasel range

The Indonesian mountain weasel (Mustela lutreolina) is a species of weasel that lives on the islands of Java and Sumatra in Indonesia at elevations over 1,000 metres (3,280 ft). They live in mountainous, tropical, and rainforest areas. Indonesian mountain weasels have a body length of 11–12 inches and a tail length of 5–6 inches. They are reddish-brown in color.

The Indonesian mountain weasel is endangered due to hunting, fur trade, and destruction of habitat.[citation needed] There are no recognized subspecies of the Indonesian mountain weasel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Duckworth, J.W.; Holden, J.; Eaton, J.; Meijaard, E.; Long, B. & Abramov, A.V. (2016). "Mustela lutreolina". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T14019A45200228. Retrieved 27 October 2020.