Mustelids are some of the most heartwarming creatures on the planet. Mustelidae contains 8 subfamilies and roughly 60 species including weasels, martens, otters, badgers and the wolverine. It is the largest family within the order Carnivora and is part of Musteloidea, a superfamily of weasels that also contains the red panda, raccoons and skunks. In this guide, we’ll explore each subfamily, where they’re located and the species found therein.
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00:42 Weasels, Ferrets, Mink… | Mustelinae
02:16 Otters | Lutrinae
03:44 Grisons, Polecats & Weasels | Ictonychinae
04:44 Wolverine, Martens… | Guloninae
05:55 Ferret badgers | Helictidinae
06:14 Badgers & Hog Badgers | Melinae
07:18 Honey Badger | Mellivorinae
08:05 American Badger | Taxidiinae
09:06 Racoons, Olingos, Coatis… | Procyonidae
10:32 Red Pandas | Ailuridae
11:20 Skunks | Mephitidae
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Sources & Further Reading
Listed below are the sources used to create the video.
Info relating to the cladograms
Mustelid Genera & Relationship to Seals
The winter colour change of weasels
Why do sea otters float on their backs?
Difference between the greater and lesser grison
The wolverine and the largest mustelids
Can wolverines kill moose?
/>What do badgers eat?
Hog badger range
Honey Badger venom resistance
American badger behaviour and characteristics
American badger life cycle
/>The red panda
Red panda’s Nepali name
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